Indian Food Festival

Indian Food Festival (May 13, 2014)

Consulate General of India in Shanghai, in association with Indian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) organized Indian Food Festival' as a part of Glimpses of India Festival' at Hotel Shanghai Marriott City Center from May 13-20, 2014. Consul General Mr. Naveen Srivastava inaugurated the event which was attended by a large number of people from diplomatic community, Indians and local Chinese on May 13. The food festival showcased Hyderabadi cuisine from the province of Andhra Pradesh & Punjabi cuisine from the north Indian state of Punjab by specially renowned chefs Mr. Mukesh Kumar and Abdul Rasheed from India. The opening of the food festival featured a Gandhi Medley' comprising favorite songs of Mahatma Gandhi by Mr Megh Kalayanasundaram, a singer-composer and a long time Shanghai resident. Expert dancer Madhumita Bhuyan also enthralled the audience by performing the traditional Bihu' dance from Assam. India's national carrier, Air India, sponsored a bumper lottery prize of a return ticket to India at the end of the festival. The food festival saw a large turnout from persons from all walks of life specially the local Chinese community in Shanghai.

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