India by the Nile 2016: A cultural extravaganza celebrating India in Egypt
New Delhi: The Embassy of India in Egypt & Teamwork Arts is delighted to present India by the Nile 2016 – a celebration of Indian contemporary and classical music, dance, theatre, visual arts, food and Wellbeing. The annual cultural festival, supported by title sponsors TCI Sanmar Chemicals, S.A.E, will be held from April 23, 2016 – May 7, 2016 in Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said, Ismailia and Beni Suef in Egypt. The Festival, which has been billed as the biggest international Festival in Egypt, provides audiences an avenue to immerse themselves in the diverse cultural experience of Indian arts. IBN’s title sponsor TCI Sanmar Chemicals is the largest Indian investor in Egypt’s Chemical business with its headquarters in Port Said. TCI Sanmar works strongly with the local community to create social improvement initiatives and has supported the Festival from its inception.
India by the Nile presents a spectrum of shows including the internationally acclaimed theatrical production Love Story – A Bollywood Musical, a Teamwork Arts production, celebrating the exuberance and opulence of the Indian film industry and the all time favorite Bollywood Dance Workshop by Artistic Director Gilles Chuyen.
The world music band Indian Ocean which has toured the world and an Odissi Dance by the renowned Dona Ganguly will tour across multiple cities in Egypt.
The Festival will also felicitate “Women of Substance”, recognizing prominent Egyptian women who have excelled in diverse fields of society at a glittering ceremony hosted by the Ambassador of India to Egypt. The especially curated Food Fiesta by celebrated Chef Vikram Udaygiri will run for a week at the Four Seasons Hotel and eminent street photographer Haran Kumar will showcase his work in a Photography Exhibition based around the spring festival of Holi. Audiences can heal themselves at the Wellbeing Experience that offers the services of qualified Ayurveda & Yoga experts and therapists from India.
IBN 2016 will also host a Make in India Business Seminar at the Embassy of India on 27 April 2016. The event will provide an opportunity to the prospective investors to interact with the experts from India and to know the investment opportunities in India.
Sanjay Bhattacharyya, Ambassador of India to Egypt says “India by the Nile brings people closer to one another, opens new experiences to share and provides new opportunities to explore. As India and Egypt work towards a new partnership in the new era, IBN 2016 will play a stellar role as a bridge between the people, especially the youth, and help in building new forms of cooperation.”
Sanjoy K. Roy, Managing Director of Teamwork Arts, says, “India by the Nile truly showcases the best of Indian culture in Egypt where audiences have appreciated and enjoyed the colorful experience that it offers. Being among the oldest living civilizations there is a mutual understanding and admiration for the arts that makes this Festival a grand success.”
On the Festival, P.S.Jayaraman, Chairman – TCI Sanmar Chemicals S.A.E., says, “TCI Sanmar Chemicals is proud to associate itself as the Presenting Sponsor of the 4th edition of “India by the Nile” festival. The company believes that through this festival, the rich cultural contents of India are well displayed and reaches one and all in Egypt. “India by the Nile” is now an important link connecting both India and Egypt culturally, which will go in a long way to sustain and improve the strong relationship between both the countries. The management and employees of TCI Sanmar Chemicals wishes the function all success”.
The Festival is organized by the by the Embassy of India, Cairo and Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (MACIC) in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, the Cairo Opera House, Bibliotheca Alexandrina and pioneering entertainment company Teamwork Arts . IBN’s valued partners include TCI Sanmar Chemicals, S.A.E, Alexandria Carbon Black Co., GB Ghabbour Auto, Galaxy Chemicals (Egypt) S.A.E, Al Mansour Automotive Co. (Mansaour Chevrolet), Dabur Egypt Limited, and OLAM INTERNATIONAL LIMITED