India Day celebrations in Minya

The Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (MACIC) organized 'India Day' celebrations at Minya Governorate on 20 October 2014. The event was held with the cooperation of the Cultural Palace of Minya Governorate and the Chambers of Commerce.

As part of the celebrations, a Photo Exhibition on India-Egypt relations tracing the ties between the two countries over a century as well as Indian investments in Egypt were inaugurated by Ambassador Navdeep Suri and Major General Osama Daif, Secretary General of Governorate of Minya. Following the exhibition, an interaction was organized at the Governorate auditorium in which Ambassador Suri delivered a speech on Indo-Egyptian relations. Lauding the vibrant economic and political relationship between India and Egypt, Ambassador Suri said the programme in Minya was part of the outreach activities of the Embassy to connect with Egyptians outside Cairo. “I am extremely impressed by the goodwill and warmth of the senior officials and the people of Minya,” he noted, thanking the Governorate for the help they had extended. The speeches were followed by Indian Fashion and Dance show organized by the students of the Maulana Azad Centre and Egyptian Folk Dance show organized by the Governorate. Indian documentary films and Ambassador handed out prizes to the winners of the Glimpses of India Painting Competition that had been held the previous day.

Ambassador also met with the Governor of Minya, Major General Salah Zayada as well as the Minya Chambers of Commerce to discuss the opportunities for expanding economic cooperation between India and Egypt. The Chambers of Commerce expressed their interest in attracting Indian investments, particularly for in the mineral sector (calcium carbonate, limestone and marble industries), as well as learning from India’s success in the field of IT.

21.10.2014

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