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Indian Culture Day takes place in Minsk on August 27

Fragrances of Indian spices were felt in the air and national music sounded in the center of Minsk on August 27. The Upper Town hosted a holiday dedicated to the culture of India. On this occasion, the famous Indian dance band arrived in the Belarusian capital.

The audience heard the original performance of Indian music on traditional Indian instruments. The familiar melodies did not leave anyone indifferent.

In addition to souvenirs, guests bought real Indian tea, spices, rice, cosmetics, and coconut oil. Indian cuisine was represented by Biryani with chicken, vegetables and cashew nuts.

Sweetheads could indulge themselves with an unusual dessert of fried chickpea dough with nuts and melon seeds. The hosts of the holiday treated guests with tea and a classic dinner for free.

Ritesh Kumar, owner of an Indian restaurant:
A lot of people who I met have become accustomed to Indian cuisine. It's Biryani with chicken or lamb and vegetables. They always come and eat in our restaurant.

More than 300 students from India study in Belarusian universities today. It is noteworthy that they choose mainly medical specialties. At the same time, the diaspora itself includes about 100 people who own restaurant and cosmetic businesses.

Pankaj Saxena, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of India to the Republic of Belarus:
Both countries - Belarus and India - are now trying to increase trade. And this is a real task. To this end, every effort is made. I think we will manage to achieve what we want.

The holiday is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of India's independence from Great Britain and also to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Belarus.

Indian Culture Day takes place in Minsk on August 27