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Vol. 03, Issue No. 34 August 23, 2019. Ki (Kye, Kee) Monastery

India Perspectives

India Perspectives is the flagship publication of the Ministry of External Affairs. Richly illustrated, this magazine provides our readers with an insight into India’s culture and tradition along with elements of contemporary India. Click here to read more‌. Ministry of External Affairs, India

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Press Release In partnership with

Indo – Canadian Cultural Associations,

The Consulate General of India in Vancouver proudly presents

'Namaste Canada 2019' On: Saturday, 31 August, 2019 Venue: Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Avenue, New Westminster Time: 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM The Consulate General of India invites the Press on 31st August 2019 from 1:30 pm onward at Massey Theater to attend and cover NAMSTE CANADA 2019 which is in its 4th Edition this year. On this day we welcome our Distinguished Guests who represent the Govt. of BC. The event will begin with an impressive opening ceremony followed by performances from various states representing India's rich culture and heritage through music and dance.

Namaste Canada has become a very successful annual event, the 4th in succession since its inception in 2016. A wide array of dances and music from the different states of India will be presented and performed by resident Indian Diaspora in cooperation with the local Indo-Canadian Associations and Cultural Societies on a voluntary basis to present this very spectacular experience of Incredible India to all communities in B.C. The objective of this annual event is to celebrate together and bring awareness of India's rich vibrant culture and heritage to further continue to strengthen the flourishing ties between India and Canada and all other communities. This very successful event has been very well attended each year to packed houses. This prompted us to choose a larger venue for this year’s edition as we expect an even larger audience. The various dances represent old folklores and stories woven into unique dance forms. The wide range of classical and folk dances are specific to their different regions, local festivals, auspicious occasions or change of seasons. Some dances are slow, gentle, elegant and graceful, while others are fast and vigorous. Each dance depicts stories of India through stunning live performances and visuals that will mesmerize the audiences! A memorable event not to be missed!

***Free Entry*** A variety of appetizing Indian culinary specialties will be on sale to enjoy through the day!

Come, Enjoy and Celebrate!

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Cultural Heritage - Festivals of India Bonderam Festival (August 24, 2019) The feast of Bonderam is celebrated on the fourth Saturday of August every year at Divar Island, 12-km from Panjim. The name Bonderam revolves around the involvement of flags which in itself is an interesting story. Frequent disputes which occurred between two wards (section of the village) - Piedalda and Sao Mathias - over property matters often led to bloody duels, and sometimes death. Subsequently, the Portuguese introduced a system of demarcation of boundaries with flags of various nations. Visit http://www.goatourism.gov.in/festivals/christian-festivals/194-bonderam for more information...

(Picture Source: http://rahagiri.com/bonderam-festival-of-south-goa-in-monsoon/)

Athachamayam Festival (August) Athachamayam is a cultural fiesta which provides one the rare opportunity to witness almost all the folk art forms of Kerala. It is a grand celebration which marks the beginning of the ten-day Onam Festival. Every year on the Atham asterism of the Malayalam month of Chingam (roughly August/September), Thripunithura, near Kochi, bears witness to this legendary ceremony which commemorates the victory of the Raja (King) of Kochi. There is a magnificent procession representing that of the King and his entourage. It is accompanied by caparisoned elephants, floats, musical ensembles and a variety of folk art forms. Visit https://www.keralatourism.org/event/thripunithura-athachamayam/65 for more information...

(Picture Source: https://assets.traveltriangle.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Athachamayam-Festival-shutterstock_357225740.jpg)

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India News Section 1. High-tech growth is driving the manufacturing sector in India The Indian manufacturing sector has reason to be optimistic with finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s Budget announcement this year. With a growth-driven vision of achieving a $5-trillion economy by 2024, the Budget focussed on revitalising the manufacturing sector and bringing sunrise and advanced technology industries to India, stepping up the momentum of the ‘Make in India’ vision. Technology manufacturing, especially towards establishing a holistic component ecosystem, can play an important role in accelerating the growth of the sector and helping realise India’s potential as the manufacturing hub for the world. Read more… (Fortune India, Saturday, 17th August 2019, 11:10 am)

2. Pune scientist’s tech to help detect early spread of cancer A simple blood test costing Rs 15,000 will soon help doctors detect the spread or relapse of cancer in patients, helping them to plan an efficient treatment module. Read more… (Times of India, Wednesday, 21st August 2019, 11:29 am)

3. Beautiful Palaces in India There are many beautiful palaces in India. Experience the intricate architecture of Jaipur’s Hawa Mahal along with the southern splendour of Mysore’s Amba Vilas Palace and enjoy the magical experience of these seven magnificent Indian palaces. Read more… (SEARS, Monday, 19th August 2019, 10:33 am)

4. IIT Hyd team works on device to detect Heart diseases Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad are collaborating with research institutions across the world to develop a sensor device to detect heart disease with high speed, sensitivity and reliability. According to an institution press release, their ground-breaking work has recently been published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Materials Chemistry B. Read more… (PTI, Devidscourse, Tuesday, 20th August 2019, 7:59 am)

5. India’s real estate can be the silver lining The Indian real estate market right now stands in equilibrium as prices are stable across most cities. However, this is slated to change in the mid- to long-term if demand should outweigh supply, primarily due to decline in residential launches. Read more… (Gulf News, Friday, 16th August 2019, 10:40 am)

6. Propelling India forward! As the nation celebrates its 73rd Independence Day on August 15, the tricolour must also be raised to celebrate the rise of Indian women in virtually every sphere — very often, against all odds. It has no doubt been a spectacular year for Indian women — right from Dipa Karmakar, Swapna Barman and Shreyasi Singh, who created world records in sports to Garvita Gulhati becoming the “Global Changemaker” in her entrepreneurial venture; from Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi and her six-member all-women crew voyaging around the world in a boat…Read more… (Asian Age, Thursday, 15th August 2019, 10:51 am)

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