Sino-Indian leaders for better ties


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Bollywood movie fest from July 5 to 14

Chongqing (China)

Indian delegates, who are on a 10-day visit to China, on Thursday danced with their Chinese counterparts during a banquet hosted by the Chongqing Municipal Youth Federation in Chongquing.

Deputy secretary of the Chongqing Committee of the Communist Party of China, Zhang Xuan, laid emphasis on growing warmth in the Sino-Indian relationship. “Neighbors are more dear to us than our relatives and India is our dear neighbor,” he said while drawing applause from the gathering.

Talking about the Hindi movies, he particularly reminisced about the movie “Caravan” of actor Jitendra. He said the Indian movies, showcasing martial arts from China, were widely viewed by the Chinese audience and were a huge hit.

Earlier, while interacting with the core committee members of the Indian delegation Zhang said China would soon hold an Indian movie festival. The festival would be organised in Beijing and Chongquing from June 5 to 14. This is being done keeping in view the increasing interest of the Chinese people in the Bollywood movies.

Minister of States for Sports and Youth Affairs, government of India, Pratik Patil, thanked the Chinese officials for their hospitality and extended cooperation in forging the Sino-Indian ties.

The delegation of Indian youths sang folk songs and presented dance forms like Kathak to Lavani of Maharashtra. Biswajeet, a disciple of Birju Maharaj, and Jayee Deshmukh, a Lavani dancer, presented different dance forms. Folk singers- Koel Pal Chaudhary and Haredra Singh Rao- sang folk and “Dama Dam Mast Kalandar” songs.

Lavani evoked great response from Chinese as well, who shedding all inhibitions danced to the hilt. The members of the All-China Youth Federation sang their national folk song for welcoming the Indian delegates.

Zhang Xuan, Pratik Patil, Indian diplomat, officials and delegate besides the Chinese youths enjoyed throughout the evening. The 88-member Indian delegation is visiting China as a part of Sino-Indian youth exchange programme. They had visited cities like Shanghai and Hefei earlier.

During their stay at Shanghai, the Indian delegates visited the Shanghai world expo. The delegates also visited famous Oriental TV Tower, Zhujiajiao town and the Shanghai Municipal History Museum.

At Hefei, the delegates were taken around the University of Science and Technology of China, new Binhu district, and the industrial park of the China’s leading company Royalstar.