It is easily the largest and most popular Indian event in Vietnam, and its growing in stature.
Some 1,000 Indian expats and Vietnamese attended the recent Diwali Fest, an annual event organised by the Indian Business Chamber In Vietnam (INCHAM Vietnam).
“This event has become very popular with the Indian expats. We also invite various Vietnam government officials,” INCHAM Vietnam chairman Dilbagh Singh tells Asia Samachar in a telephone interview from Ho Chi Minh.
This year, the chamber decided to give the event held on 14 Oct 2017 a little twist. They invited a dance group from India which performed folk dances of the various Indian states, including from Punjab, Rajasthan an Maharashtra.
“We turned it into an Indian festival,” he said.
Among others, Indian ambassador to Vietnam P Harish spoke at the event. Representatives from the business chambers from Singapore, Malaysia and other countries were also invited to the event.
The event featured Bollywood singer Ravi Shukla, winner of the India Star Voice contest in its second season, and artist Purva Mantri.
There are about 2,000 Indian expats in Vietnam, most of them on business visas.
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