New Delhi: The spring festival of Nowruz was celebrated with traditional fervor and gaiety this week.
Jointly organised by several embassies, including the Embassy of Kazakhstan on March 21 at the Umrao Hotel in New Delhi, the World Day of Nowruz included a fair, a wide variety of cultural performances and range of cuisine from different countries to be savoured.
Secretary (East) in the Ministry of External Affairs, Ms. Preeti Saran, represented the Indian Government at the event as chief guest.
In India, World Day Nowruz was held for the second time. This year, to celebrate the spring festival of the revival of life, saw residents of Delhi and other cities of India, including well-known politicians and public figures, heads of the diplomatic missions, representatives of business circles and mass media, in attendance.
A special feature of the Nowruz celebrations was the presence of the musical ensemble “Kok Turkter” from Kazakhstan, which gave a concert that left the assembled audiences delighted.
The ensemble performed folk songs and music as well as compositions of outstanding Kazakh authors and composers of our time.
During the event, the Embassy of Kazakhstan offered its national cuisine, clothes and souvenirs to residents of the Indian capital. (ANI)