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10 day-long 'Glimpses of Timeless India' Art Exhibition by Ms Joice Sibi opens

IIK Staff Reporter Tuesday, September 21, 2021
10 day-long

Kuwait Arts Association, in association with the Embassy of India in Kuwait, launched ten days long Art Exhibition by Ms Joice Sibi titled "Glimpses of Timeless India" and the India-Kuwait Cultural Festival at its premises in Hawalli.

The Exhibition was inaugurated by His Excellency Mr Kamel Abdul Jalil, Secretary-General, National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) in the presence of His Excellency Ambassador of India to Kuwait Mr Sibi George, Joice Sibi, President of the Kuwait Arts Association Mr Abdul Rasoul Salman and several other dignitaries.

The event witnessed tremendous participation from all sections of the society in the State of Kuwait, members of the Diplomatic Corps, members of the media fraternity and Indian nationals in the State of Kuwait.

The inaugural ceremony was followed by a gala cultural show showcasing the strong cultural bonds between India and Kuwait.

Speaking on occasion, His Excellency Ambassador of India to Kuwait, Mr Sibi George, highlighted the significance of the ongoing milestone year 2021, which is witnessing the 60th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between India and Kuwait and the 75th Anniversary of Independence of India. The Ambassador also spoke about the centuries-old art legacy of India, expounded on the exquisite nature of the artwork, the rich, vibrant and diverse cultural heritage of India and the efforts of the Embassy to further strengthen bilateral linkages between India and Kuwait across all domains, particularly in the cultural domain.

Chief Guest of the event, His Excellency Mr Kamel Abdul Jalil, SG, NCCAL, also addressed the gathering and talked about the historically close bilateral ties and the role of culture in driving this relationship forward.

President of the Kuwait Arts Association, Mr Abdul Rasoul Salman, also spoke about the excellent cooperation between the artists of India and Kuwait and the potential to further strengthen this with frequent exchanges between the two countries.

Indian classical dance forms of Kuchupudi, Kathak, Bharatnatyam, were presented in a spectacular atmosphere by artists from various Indian cultural associations in Kuwait.

When: Sep 20th to Sep 30th

Time: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Where: Kuwait Arts Association Hall, Hawalli

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/4x89g5L6tvunSoVG7

Entry: Open to all vaccinated people

Ms Joice Sibi, the wife of Indian Ambassador Shri Sibi George, had earlier conducted several Exhibitions in various countries during her 15 years of painting. "As a diplomat spouse, I had travelled all across the world and also within India. I saw India's rich and vibrant culture and wanted to showcase my country, its tradition, and its civilisation to the world. In these paintings, you could see history, civilisation, tradition, natural scenes of India, and day-to-day life in India. I invite all Kuwaiti friends to watch these paintings, and I am happy if any Kuwaiti friends got the inspiration to visit India with these," Ms Joice Sibi said.

With all Covid-19 related precautionary measures in place, the Arts Exhibition and the Cultural Festival will be open till 30th September, every day from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

The entry is open to the public on all days, and only vaccinated guests are allowed at the Exhibition venue. The venue of the event is at Kuwait Arts Association Hall, Hawalli. Location: https://goo.gl/maps/4x89g5L6tvunSoVG7



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