Weekly Current Affairs

Indian, Australian artistes come together in Sydney [Art & Culture, IR]

  • As a part of the ongoing Confluence - Festival of India in Australia, artistes from across disciplines collaborated – aboriginal dancers from Australia shared the stage with the Pung Cholom dancers from India’s Manipur, and a Western a cappella group sang with Indian classical singers.
  • Though it was the first time that they colloborated with Indian folk and classical artistes, it came naturally.
  • Indigenous Australians and Indians shared a mutual respect for each other’s cultures.
  • It was a “proud moment for both India and Australia” that Festival of India, as announced by PM Narendra Modi in November 2014, had been successful.
  • The main aim of the festival was to attract the mainstream arts-loving community, not just the Indian diaspora.