India Day celebrations on digital mode in Luxembourg

Luxembourg, Sep 24:

Indian Association Luxembourg (IAL) together with India in Belgium (Embassy of India, Brussels) and Ville de Luxembourg organised Digital India Day (DID) event last week.. The fifth India Day event due to the pandemic situation was fully conducted digitally with vivid performances. This event was an effort of The Indian Association Luxembourg (IAL) to celebrate Indian Culture as well as promote cultural acceptance through social interaction.

The community was addressed by Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel and Ambassador of India to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union Santosh Jha. The event comprised of dance performances, display of art work by kids and RK Lakshman.

This years event was witnessed online by family and friends and the presentations were too only as videos. There was a prayer song followed by messages from dignitaries followed by three dance recitals and all these events are available at https://ial.lu/did-2020.php..

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, a landlocked country in Western Europe has been welcoming Indians whole heartedly over many years. It’s mostly rural, with dense Ardennes forest and nature parks in the north, rocky gorges of the Mullerthal region in the east and the Moselle river valley in the southeast. Its capital, Luxembourg City, is famed for its fortified medieval old town perched on sheer cliffs.

The India day in Luxembourg is usually celebrated with much grandeur from handicrafts to henna, traditional dancing to tourist info, the event usually promises to be busy, energetic and a great family outing. Luxembourgers, foreign residents and tourists will invited to try out henna painting, traditional Indian games, South Indian food, and photo sessions with Indian costumes to the sounds of Indian vibes provided by Radio ARA.

India Day’s celebrations provides a platform to show case their talents and also expose to Luxembourg people all about Indian culture. Usually includes professional dance performances from the local community, vibrant costumes and handicrafts including speciality tea and spices. There was also a stand promoting Indian tourism. Visitors will be invited to try out Brainwita, a traditional Indian game played throughout the country and popular in Europe. Other games includes Thayam, a chess-like game involving dice and coins to develop thinking, Gilli Danda, a stick and puck game, and Kith Kith, a version of hopscotch.

The Indian Association of Luxembourg is active throughout the year in organizing social and cultural events for the community. We celebrate some important Indian festivals through social evenings as well as organize concerts and dances. For those of you with kids, IAL provides a platform to show case their talents and expose them to Indian culture. We also participate in fetes organized by the International Community of Luxembourg to raise funds for charitable and humanitarian causes.

The present team at Indian Association of Luxembourg is headed by it’s president Selvaraj Alagumalai, vice president Raju Sati, treasurer Kavita Ogale, secretary Kavita Munnsad are keen in continuing the good work of this association’s objective to provide a social forum, promote cultural activities, and engage in charitable works.

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