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Press Conference on EUROPALIA-INDIA Festival 2013-14
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Press Conference on EUROPALIA-INDIA Festival 2013-14

India is to be the partner country for the prestigious Europalia festival in Belgium and in neighbouring countries in 2013-14. Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and Europalia International, the partners organising this festival, accordingly, signed a Framework Agreement in April 2012 in Mumbai,India.

 

In this context, a Joint Press Conference was held on 6 November 2012 in Brussels. Shri Dinkar Khullar, Ambassador of India to Belgium, Luxembourg and European Union, Dr Suresh Goel, Director General, ICCR and officials from Embassy of India Brussels and Ambassador Francois de Kerchove, Chief of Cabinet, Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, External Trade and Development Cooperation of the Kingdom of Belgium, Count Jacobs de Hagen, President of Europalia International, Baron Philippe Vlerick, General Commissioner of Europalia India, Ms Kristine De Mulder, Director General, Europalia International and other officials from Europalia were present. The event was attended by a wide cross-section of media, cultural personalities, academics and tourism promotion agencies.

 

During the Press Conference the media was briefed on – Why Europalia-India? Evolution of the Programme, highlights of the festival, including structures of the seven main themes of the festival, which are Indomania, India Tomorrow, Living Tradition, Diaspora, Bollywood, Body Water

 

Another press conference will be held in Brussels on 25 April 2013.

 

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Shri Dinkar Khullar, Ambassador of India addressing the Media

 

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Dr Suresh Goel, Director General, Indian Council for Cultural Relations addressing the Media, 6 November 2012

 

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Ambassador Francois de Kerchove, Chief of Cabinet addressing the Media, 6 November 2012

 

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Ambassador Francois de Kerchove, Chief of Cabinet addressing the Media, 6 November 2012

 

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Press Conference, 6 November 2012

 

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Press Conference, November 2012



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