SHARJAH: The region’s first ever Indian Fest, a four-day extravaganza of food, culture and entertainment established to celebrate the South Asian country, concluded on Saturday at Al Qasba. Sharjah’s premier leisure, tourism and family destination hosted hundreds of visitors during the event, with families from India’s large expatriate community mingling with other visitors from a variety of cultural backgrounds, all keen to take a journey into the land’s rich heritage.
With folk dances, classic music, cultural performances and traditional foods on offer, the visitors to Indian Fest immersed themselves in the world of Indian culture, with the vibrant spirit of the country imbuing Al Qasba’s walkways and open areas throughout the event. The festival helped open up the country to the multitude of attendees who were previously unfamiliar with it, helping them to gain a deeper insight into one of the world’s most ancient civilisations.
The results of three cultural challenges held over the four days were also announced on the closing day of the festival. First place in the Senior Category of the Indian Dance Competition went to the dancing group led by Somna Tugnait. Second place was awarded to the dancing group led by Architha Gopan. In the Junior Category, first place went to the dancing group led by Arya Anilkumar and second place to the dancing group led by Chaitanya Vivek Sao. Finally, in the Rangoli Design competition, first place was given to Shevta Sachin Porwal’s group while Trupti Devdatta Sail’s group came in second.