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Photo exhibition highlights Vietnam-India friendship, culture

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – A photo exhibition showcasing the landscapes and colorful lives of the Vietnamese and Indian people is taking place in Hanoi, enabling visitors to learn about the Vietnam-India friendship and the culture of both countries.

The “Friendship Bridge” exhibition is being jointly held by the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Center, the Indian Embassy in Vietnam and the Vietnam-India Friendship Association to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Vietnam-India diplomatic ties. 

The exhibition is also part of activities to celebrate the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India and the glorious history of its people, culture and achievements.

The photos on display feature many attractions of India, such as the Taj Mahal, the Jantar Mantar observatory, the Tomb of Safdarjung, the Tomb of Emperor Humayun, the Agrasen ki Baoli stepwell, and the Shanti Stupa Buddhist monument.

The exhibition has on display many cultural rituals and festivals of the Vietnamese people, as well as well-known attractions in Vietnam such as the The Huc Bridge, the Tran Quoc Pagoda and the West Lake. 

Indian Ambassador in Vietnam Pranay Verma said that alongside this exhibition, there will be many other cultural events to be held this year to celebrate the traditional friendship and close bond between the two countries, such as a Hindi poem reading workshop, a quiz game on India, and a photo exhibition about the renowned symbols of India and Vietnam.

The “Friendship Bridge” exhibition will run until the end of January 8 at the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Center at 63 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.

The Long Bien Bridge
The West Lake
The Ao Dai (Vietnam’s traditional long dress) Festival in 2019
The Shanti Stupa Buddhist monument
The Akshardham temple
The Feroz Shah Kotla fortress

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