The Indian embassy in Germany organised the second edition of Indian Food Festival at Berlin on 10 July, and claimed to have received an enthusiastic response. More than 3,000 people attended the event organised to promote and present a variety of Indian cuisine from different states and regions of India.
An art exhibition and dance performances also formed part of the festival that showcased the cultural richness of Indian performing arts.
— India in Germany (@eoiberlin) June 10, 2018
The first Indian Food Festival was held in October 2017. In a press statement, the embassy said the decision to organise the second edition was taken looking at the “enthusiastic participation by Indian community associations and members of the Indian diaspora in Berlin and Berliners at the first Indian Food Festival held in October 2017”.
There were 12 different stalls in all that presented food from various Indian states including Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Nagaland, Manipur, Assam and West Bengal among others.
“The Food Festival is an initiative to bring together not only Germans but also members of the local Indian Community, and friends of India in a celebration of the richness and diversity of Indian culinary and cultural experience,” said the statement.
The Food Festival also witnessed the inauguration of “India @70: Monuments, Nature and Wildlife of India”, a Photography Exhibition by children dressed in different regional attire of India and Ambassador of India to Germany Mukta Dutta Tomar. The photography exhibition is open for visitors as of now.
Tomar felicitated winners of the photography competition and an online quiz competition organised on the “Champaran Satyagraha”. Artistes including members of the Indian diaspora performed Indian classical and contemporary music, dance and yoga.
“The occasion was truly in keeping with the spirit of our motto, Indian Embassy: Home away from Home,” said the statement.
The embassy is now preparing for its 4th International Day of Yoga, which will be held on Thursday, 21 June, at Berlin. Free yoga lessons will be imparted to people on the day during different sessions.