Thursday, December 31, 2009
Alliance Française - The British School hold Bonjour India fest
Indo-French grandeur comes alive at Bonjour India
Bonjour India delivers spectacular performances
Chandigarh, December 19
Indo-French grandeur came alive during the Bonjour India fest held by l’Alliance française de Chandigarh in association with The British School, Chandigarh.
Aimed at strengthening the Indo-French ties, Bonjour India fest marked cordial relationship and cooperation between the two countries. Bonjour India established an exhilarating platform for showcasing the various facets of Indian and French contemporary creation.
Chief guest at the occasion Vinod Kalia, deputy director tourism Chandigarh said that the fest has aptly served its purpose of bringing the two great nations closer. “The fusion performances showcased during the event were right depiction of how two cultures meet and melt,” he said.
Mr. Christian Flores, Director, Alliance Française, Chandigarh said that the Embassy of France in India and Cultures France is organizing this fest across 18 cities in India. Mona Sri Sethi, Principal, The British School, Chandigarh added that fest has woven many colors of the two countries together.
Students of The British School presented vibrant and lively European Polka dance. Alliance students presented a repertoire of French and Indian performances.
Alliance student Avtansh played Chak De India song on a casio piece. Another student Jasleen played soft rock and country songs including Degeneration, La Liste and Liberta with guitar in English, French and Hindi. Band of Hari and and Sukhmani gave special performance knotting Indo – Western music together. Celebrations culminated with a thumping and foot tapping DJ dance party.
Dept. of Tourism Chandigarh Administration, ICCR and ITFT supported the event.