9th edition of Delhi International Arts Festival

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    Artists performing the multi-style classical dance production - ‘Vande Mataram’

    9th edition of Delhi International Arts Festival

    Artists performing the multi-style classical dance production -  ‘Vande Mataram’
    Artists performing the multi-style classical dance production – ‘Vande Mataram’

    The 9th edition of Delhi International Arts Festival commenced with a grand opening ceremony at Purana Quila today. Inaugurated by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Hon. Khaled El Bakly, Ambassador of Egypt to India and Ms Prathibha Prahlad, distinguished Bharatnatyam dancer and founder director, DIAF, the opening ceremony witnessed a slew of enchanting dance and cultural performances by national and international artists.

    Artists performing the multi-style classical dance production -  ‘Vande Mataram’ - directed by Ms Prathibha Prahlad
    Artists performing the multi-style classical dance production – ‘Vande Mataram’ – directed by Ms Prathibha Prahlad

    Other eminent personalities spotted at the event were Smt. Maneka Gandhi, Union Minster of Women and Child Development; BJP Member of Parliament, Meenakshi Lekhi, Ambassador of the Czech Republic and Ambassador of Taiwan.