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Festival of India in Fiji and neighbouring region till March 2018

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A Festival of India has started in Fiji, Kiribati, Tonga, Vanuatu, Nauru, Tuvalu and Cook Islands, an official release said today. 
 
The festival, being held from October 2017 to March 2018, will showcase diverse cultural forms, including folk dances, music and cuisine and international conferences. 
 
The events will be held in various cities of Fiji -- Suva, Nadi, Lautoka, Labasa and Ba -- and the capital cities of Kiribati, Tonga, Vanuatu, Nauru, Tuvalu and Cook Islands.
 
An ‘International Conference on Integral Humanism’ was held to commemorate the birth centenary of Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay in  Fiji  in the first week of October. A Food Festival was held from October 13-20.
 
A Qawwali programme by the 7-member Sabri Brothers group took place from October 23-30. Oddisi dance by Meera Das Group of Gunjan Dance Akademi, Cuttack will be held from November 2-14 in Fiji, Kiribati, Tonga and Vanuatu.
 
An episode from the Ramayana, “Jatayu Moksham” by Kalakshetra will be held in Fiji from November 25-30.
 
An International Hindi Conference will be held in Fiji  from November 24-26. Kuchipudi Dance and Yoga Demonstration by Dr Yashodha Thakore is scheduled in Fiji and in Cook Islands from January 12-17.
 
Bollywood Dance and Musical Group show will be held in Fiji, Nauru and Tuvalu from January 25 to February 3. Folk Dance by Avishkar Akademy of Performing Arts will take place in Fiji from February 16-18. The folk band ‘Aarug’ of Ramanuj Sharma will perform in Fiji from March 16-18.
 
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