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IFR Village unites Indian culture


Vishakhapattanam: The IFR Village is uniting all the states of India  to showcase their culture and tradition on the Andhra University North Campus ground.

The village is going to showcase live stall of saree weaving and bamboo work by talented youth of India. It is also showcasing the crafts with varieties of art works of wood, pottery, handloom and handicraft.

People from across the country, besides the delegates, are making a beeline soon after it was thrown open to the public.

On entering the Village, one can see a woman from Rajasthan making potteries including toys and dishes of different shapes and design, surround with people curiously looking at her.

There are also some other women drawing folk art using clay and white chalk.

Another stall depicting Madhubani painting works from Bihar is also drawing a huge crowd. The painting on paper and canvas has been done using colours prepared from leaf, flower and other natural substances.

The sola pitch craft from West Bengal brought in variety of Durga idols including the small replicas that are used to decorate homes with the belief that they augur well for the household. Besides, there are wood carvings of various goddesses from Tirupati.

The navy also opened a stall to sell IFR curious on mugs, sippers, memorabilia.

The traditional jewellery stalls are a major attraction for girls and women.(IANS)


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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that Indian film fraternity is at the forefront of showcasing the country’s culture globally.

Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC) in Mumbai.

On Sunday, Director-actor Kunal Kohli posted: “Had the privilege to meet our honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”

To which, Modi replied: “I enjoyed interacting with you and other members of the film fraternity. This community has been at the forefront of showcasing India’s culture internationally.”

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The Prime Minister also responded to veteran singer Asha Bhosle and thanked her “for gracing the programme. The entire nation looks up to you for your stupendous contribution to the film world”.

Comedian-actor and producer Kapil Sharma wrote to Narendra Modi that it was “great knowing your inspiring ideas and progressive views about our film industry and our nation. Sir, I must say you have a great sense of humour too.”

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To which, Modi said: “When Kapil Sharma appreciates somebody’s humour, it sure makes that person happy and I am no exception. Thank you for the kind words Kapil.”

Other actors who were present at the event included Aamir Khan, A.R. Rahman, Parineeti Chopra and Divya Dutta. (IANS)