Beijing-India and China on Monday kicked off the first anniversary of the landmark “informal summit” among Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping in Wuhan, which was largely credited to have improved the bilateral ties after the Doklam standoff, by holding a week-long India festival in the central Chinese city.
To commemorate the first anniversary of the Modi-Xi talks held on April 27-28, 2018, India set up “Colours of India” week in Wuhan during which dance performances, movie screenings, photo exhibitions, and other business and tourism promotion events will be organized.
The programme was introduced by Indian Ambassador to China Vikram Misri and Deputy Mayor of Wuhan, Chen Xiexin.
It is being jointly organized by Embassy of India, Beijing and Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi in association with the Hubei Provincial Government and Wuhan Municipal Government and supported by the China Arts Association, a statement from Indian Embassy here stated.
The festival also included photo exhibitions on the life and times of Mahatma Gandhi; Buddhist heritage sites of India along with Buddhist-themed sculptures by renowned Indian photographer Benoy Behl. It also showcases the worldwide celebration of International Day of Yoga.
An Indian film festival will be held as part of the celebrations during which five popular Indian movies, each one representing a specific genre, comprising romance, comedy, action thriller, adventure, and drama, will be screened.
The inaugural film will be the romantic movie “Badrinath ki Dulhaniya” starring Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt.
A business event involving local Chinese companies will be held on April 30 to encourage Hubei business leaders to invest in India and explore opportunities with Indian IT companies and local Chinese industries.
A Cooperation Framework Agreement between Indian company Zeta-V and Wuhan Software Association will be signed at the business event on April 30 to explore mutually beneficial cooperation in the IT sector. A presentation on Sino- Indian Digital Cooperative Plaza (SIDCOP) will also be made at the event.