Centro Cultural – India, Lima celebrates its First Anniversary
The Centro Cultural at the Embassy of India, Lima, Peru celebrated its first anniversary on December 15, 2016 with the participation of the teachers, instructors of various activities, their students, patrons, well wishers and the Indian community. The Embassy lawns were packed by more than 150 strong audience.
The Cultural Centre has been functional at the Embassy since December 15, 2015, the day of teaching Hindi was started. A large number of activities are being organised regularly including teaching of Hindi, Yoga, dance (Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Bollywood) music, cooking, Rangoli, regu.lar workshops on Ayurveda, meditation etc. Indian movies and documentaries with Spanish subtitles are being screened every week at the Centre. Since June 2016, a Yoga Teacher has been deployed by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations which has further strengthened the Centre. Special yoga classes are also being conducted at venues of other organisations. With the support of Ministry of AYUSH, Ayurvedic and Yoga Workshops by experts have been organised for the Peruvian health agency EsSalud and other local organisations at Lima, Trujillo and Arequipa.
In the ceremony marking the first anniversary of the Centre, Ambassador outlined the vision of the Cultural Centre and its journey during the first year. He emphasized that the Centre not only promotes Indian Culture but acts as a platform for cooperation between Indian and Peruvian culture. In this spirit, Quechua language classes have commenced at the Centre. He thanked the teachers, students and community for their enthusiasm and support and handed over commemorative plaques to all the instructors, as a token of appreciation of their untiring efforts.
A cultural programme followed which included a Kathak dance, a musical-skit by students of Hindi, bollywood dance sequences by students of Bollywood Fan Style and Bollywood Peru, a musical storytelling by the Quechua teacher and Quechua songs by Consuelo Jeri, an eminent Peruvian singer accompanied by Andean guitar of Marino Martinez.
Lima, December 16, 2016