Culture Galore at IITF 2016


  This year, the India International Trade Fair regales with ample bursts   of culture, colour and clamour.  The event marks with a series of cultural shows. After a hectic business activity, the fair goes on evening music sinks at different theatres at Pragati Maidan.

The cultural hue comprises different programmes, varied in their genres as well as performers that extend an appeal to visit the fair again and again. After a remarkable opening of the fair by the Hon’ble President of India, the fair gears  up  to   extra  dimension  of  the State day celebrations from November 16 onwards.  The  State Days  of  Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Telangana, Assam, Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Maharashtra will be organised at   Lal  Chowk  Theatre, while  State days of Punjab, Delhi, Rajasthan, Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand and West Bengal  are  scheduled to be held at Hamsadhwani Theatre.

Korean Cultural Show (Nov.18 &19), theatre play on the life of ‘Swami Vivekanand’, Khadi Paridhan Utsav by KVIC (Nov.22), Hasya Kavi Sammelan (Nov. 27)  by Delhi Exporters Association in collaboration with ITPO at Hamsadhwani Theatre, are among the most awaited cultural programmes during the fair.

There is a fine mix of performances ranging from Kuchipudi dance to ‘Pakhawaj’ recital at Shakuntalam Convention Centre at 6.00 pm daily from November 19, 2016 onwards. These include: Kuchipudi Dance, Kathak Dance, Classical Vocal Music, Santoor Recital, Odissi Dance, Mohiniattam Dance, Classical Vocal Music, Bharatnatyam Dance and  Pakhawaj recital.

The day is marked with brisk sales and business negotiations  while evening power packed with vibrant performance from the legendary as well as upcoming artists at Falaknuma Theatre. These include: Quwwali (Shahid Niyaz), Bhajan (Shakha Creations), Folk Song (Ruchi Anurag Tailong), Geet Ghazal (Nijami Khan), Braj Raasleela (Pratibha Sharma), Sufi Bhajan (Surinder Sagar) and  Geet Ghazal (Padma Gidwani).

The fair is a cultural extravaganza with a difference. The event also   entertains  with street plays highlighting social issues and concerns. There are individual and group performances at Itihasik Chowk daily at 4.30 pm. There  are  performances  of Nistha Sanskritik Manch, Himalaya Arts, Action Drama Creations, Rangkarmi Natya Manch, Dr. S.N. Subbarao Foundation, Jaagar Natya Manch, Ram Shyam Art Welfare, Nitin Kumar, Jadu Kala Trust, Living Theatre, Saaranga Arts and Deep Group, daily .

Food Court attracts the Children most due to performance by hilarious Puppet and Magic Show at 4.30 pm. daily.

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