Festival of India closes in ChinaOctober 24th, 2010 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 24 (IANS) Festival of India in China, an over six-month event to celebrate the 60th anniversary of China-India ties, closed Sunday in Chengdu city, capital of southwest China’s Sichuan province.
The event initiated by the Chinese ministry of culture and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations featured more than 60 performances in 48 cities across China, Xinhua reported.
The Festival of India started April 7 in Beijing, while a China festival kicked off in India April 21 as part of the bilateral celebrations.
The festival helped Chinese people to understand India better, said S. Jaishankar, Indian ambassador to China, adding that India-China ties could become one of the world’s major economic relationships in the future.
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