The programme was co-hosted by the Union of Friendship Organization of Can Tho City and the Consulate General of India in Ho Chi Minh City in celebration of the 50th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and India (1972).
In his opening remarks, Nguyen Thuc Hien, vice chairman of the municipal administration, said the cultural event helps Vietnamese people gain a greater understanding of Indian culture, and at the same time promote mutual understanding and the friendship between the two countries.
Present at the event, Madan Mohan Sethi, consul general of India in Ho Chi Minh City, noted that the art programme is being held alongside a webinar on investment and trade promotion between India and Can Tho City, contributing to consolidating and boosting the traditional relations between the two countries.
The programme would help promote the effective cooperation that exists between Vietnamese and Indian partners, the Indian diplomat.
Bharatanatyam is an Indian classical dance form that originated in Tamil Nadu. The word Bharatam is also seen as a backronym; with bha standing for bhavam, such as feelings and emotions; ra for ragam, such as melody or framework for musical notes; and tam being for talam, a rhythm.
With six performances each lasting seven to 15 minutes, the Indian repertoire group excited audiences through Indian stories.