The Indian Festival began in Brasilia on August 31 with the exhibition Life oh Mahatma Gandhi and an enthralling performance of Carnatic music by renowned Indian musicians. Both events were attended by Brazilian government officials, Ambassadors, local media, culture lovers and friends from India.
The Life of Mahatma Gandhi exhibition was opened by the Ambassador of India in Brazil, Mr. Sunil Lal. The exhibition, which was presented in English and Portuguese, familiarized Brazilian visitors with fascinating aspects of Gandhi’s life and his decisive role in India’s independence. After the opening, there was a performance of Carnatic music, with performances by Mr. Anuroop Sugathan on the violin, Mr. Govindarajan and Mr. Palakal on vocals and Mr. Viswanathan on mridangam. On a night marked by patriotic fervor and invocation of the divine, the audience was bestowed with Vande Mataram and classical devotional figures, peaking with the interpretation of the Indian national anthem.