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Embassy organizes grand concerts by the Centre of Indian Classical Dances

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Embassy of India organized grand concerts by the Centre of Indian Classical Dances,Almaty to celebrate its tenth anniversary and award of the title of Honoured Worker (Artist) of the Republic of Kazakhstan to its Director Ms. Akmaral Kainazarova at Kazakh State Theatre, Almaty on 28th March, 2016 and at Lev Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Nur-Sultan on 30th March, 2016. Ms. Ruzanna Bektursinova, Deputy Head of Department of Culture, Almaty Region attended the concert on behalf of the City Administration in Almaty. Mr. Gani Muratove Myrza, Chief Expert represented the Minister of Culture and Sports at the concert in Nur-Sultan.

Ambassador welcomed the guests and appreciated that Ms. Akmaral Kainazarova had painstakingly nurtured the Centre of Indian Classical Dances, Almaty during the last ten years. He underscored that the establishment of the Centre was an outcome of her deep love for Indian classical dance and strong desire to impart and showcase the knowledge that she received as a result of her learning and long stay in India to the children and people of Kazakhstan. He noted that the Centre has made a significant contribution in strengthening cultural ties and friendship between the people of two countries. He congratulated the Students and Alumni of the Centre on the occasion. Ambassador said that the high calibre of the Centre and its Director was evident from the fact that they have won several international awards, the most recent one being the Grand Prix at the International Competition held in Poland in November, 2015. He expressed happiness at the recognition of Akmaral’s outstanding contribution by the government of Kazakhstan by awarding her the title of “Kazakhstanyn Enbek Sinirgen Kairatkery” meaning Honoured Worker (Artist) of Kazakhstan in December, 2015.

Ms. Ruzanna Bektursinova congratulated the Centre on its tenth anniversary and Ms. Akmaral Kainazarova for the award of Honoured Worker title to her and presented certificates to the students of the Centre. Mr. Gani Muratove read out a message from H.E. Mr. Arystanbek Mukhamediuly, Minister of Culture and Sports, “My congratulations to the Centre of Indian Classical Dances, Almaty on its tenth anniversary. The Centre was the first international non-commercial centre established in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. It contributed to strengthening of cultural relations between Kazakhstan and India. The admirers of the Centre have been increasing year after year due to rich composition of the dance and exhilarating performance. The performing art presented by the Centre promotes humanism, integrity, justice and judiciousness and all spectators are joining together in celebrating the event today”.

In his address, Vice Rector of Lev Gumilyov Eurasian National University Mr. Kamzabekuly Dikhan said that the Indian dance programme unites India and Kazakhstan closer and develops common values. About 500 people attended the concert in Almaty and 700 in Nur-Sultan. The concert included Kathak and Bharatnatyam classical dance performance, folk dances from Punjab, Saurashtra and Nagaland and popular dances based on Indian films by the current and old students of the Centre and its director.