IWG hosts Indian Heritage and Cultural event

The International Women’s Group (IWG) in cooperation with the Indian Embassy in Kuwait organized an Indian Culture and heritage event at the Crown Plaza Hotel on Sunday, 3 November. A large gathering of members, special invitees and guests attended the function.

The hall and the entrance were decorated in traditional Indian heritage style giving a rich Indian heritage look. Addressing the gathering Anita de Vogel, the current president of IWG, welcomed the members and guests and extended her sincere congratulations to the Government and people of Kuwait on the safe return of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to his homeland.

The Indian Ambassador to Kuwait H.E. Jeeva Sagar delivered a speech on the occasion and a cake was cut to commemorate the event.  Guests were shown a documentary film about tourism in India that showcased the many wonderful sites in various parts of the country, including spectacular scenery, cultural sights, distinctive tourist places filled with Indian charm and iconic Indian attractions.

As India is well-known for its dances, which is closely tied to the country’s customs and traditions, a vibrant dance presentation was made that featured two types of dances one classical and the other folkloric. The artists gave great performances in their colourful costumes.

This was followed by a question and answer competition on the documentary film about tourism in India. Winners were awarded prizes.  To highlight the rich flavors and depth of Indian cuisine, a live cooking class was organized where attendees could learn to prepare a simple Indian dish and sample the taste.

A presentation was also organized on the various types of Indian spices that each have distinctive flavors to add to dishes in Indian cuisine. Another presentation was given on the topic of India’s tea products that are integral to Indian culture.

At the end of the ceremony, the sponsors were honored with commemorative plaques for their participation and contributions to the success of the event. Guests were treated to sumptuous Indian cuisine prepared by chefs of Crown Plaza Hotel.