India will be the “guest of honor” at Saudi Arabia’s National Festival for Heritage and Culture the Janadriyah festival, to be inaugurated on Feb. 7.
A diverse spread of India’s culture and science will be on display at Janadriyah festival, with an enriching mix of old and new, from Bollywood to traditional culture and from classical dance to technological prowess.
The 18-day cultural festival will be held under the patronage of King Salman at Janadriyah, 42 km northeast of Riyadh.
The Indian pavilion will be embellished with cutting-edge technology displaying the march of India and its growing relations with the Kingdom. A performance of a traditional percussion ensemble will introduce Indian dance and musical genre, which will add to the festive atmosphere.
Aiming to expand its global outreach and find cultural synergies with countries with rich cultural and civilizational heritage and contemporary technical advancement, the Saudi government started inviting a foreign country as the “guest of honor” every year.
India’s selection as the “guest of honor” country this year will help further build Saudi-India relations.
Source: Arab News