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30 Years of ASEAN-India Friendship Celebrated by Hosting 3-Day Music Festival

New Delhi: 21/11/22:The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), in association with Seher concluded the 3-day ASEAN-India music festival, on Sunday at the PuranaQila. This music festival celebrated 30 years of diplomatic relationship between ASEAN and India, marking 2022 as the ASEAN-India Friendship Year. The MEA hosted several ASEAN countries for the music festival, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore among others.

Among Indian performers, the music festival saw performances from Papon, Jonita Gandhi, Amar Jalal, RaghavMeattle and the famous duo of Vishal &Shekhar. From ASEAN countries, a total of 10 bands performed, including, Vietnam’s Tri Minh’s Quartet, Malaysia’s Instamuzika, Brunei’s Empty Wallet, Singapore’s Linying Band and Indonesia’s Riau Rhythm.

After the conclusion of this music festival, Minister of State for External Affairs, MeenakshiLekhi tweeted, “Enhancing ASEAN-India Cultural Connect. Witnessed the scintillating performance by bands from @ASEAN & India at the finale of #ASEAN-India Music Festival at PuranaQila. Celebrating 30 years of ASEAN-India relations and our deep cultural connect. #ASEANIndiaFriendshipYear”

The second edition of this music festival is a prime example of cultural connectivity between India and the different ASEAN countries. While music is one medium of cultural connect, even the existence of shared cultural history between India and ASEAN countries such as Vietnam and Thailand, where Hindu mythological remains are prevalent, become a close connection between India and the Southeast Asian region. Thus, the future partnership between India and ASEAN will continue to build further as time progresses.


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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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