GIS- 30 July 2015: A series of events are being organised from 1-3 August in the context of the celebration of Eid festival at national level.
The three-day programme has been mounted by the Ministry of Arts and Culture, the Islamic Cultural Centre and the Urdu Speaking Union. It consists of the following: performances by a Qawwali group from India; an Eid Fair at the Islamic Cultural Centre; and a lunch for children in orphanages and elderly people from homes.
The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Santaram Baboo, elaborated on the programme during a press conference today at the headquarters of the Ministry in Port Louis, recalling that it is the policy of Government to encourage sharing and dialogue among all segments of the society as well as to celebrate cultural diversity.
The Eid festival, which was observed on 18 July, will be marked by performances across the island by the Qawwali group Nizami Khusro Bandhu. On Saturday 1st August, they will be performing as from 18h00 at Magon Street in Plaine Verte and on Sunday 2nd August, the group will make representations at Caroline Bel Air. A Gala Show will also be organised at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Indian Culture in Phoenix on Monday 3rd August as from 20h30.
On Sunday 2nd August, an Eid Fair will be held at the Islamic Cultural Centre in Port Louis from 10h00 to 17h00. The Fair will comprise exhibition and selling of books, selling of different dishes from Islamic cuisine, selling of clothes, application of ‘mehendi’, calligraphy demonstrations, and games for children. A lunch for children in orphanages and elderly people from different homes will also be held on the same day at the Islamic Cultural Centre.
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