Goan presence in Brazil

ANI | Updated: Dec 01, 2017 18:33 IST

Brasilia [Brazil], Dec 1 (ANI): In a joint endeavour to promote the Goan culture in Brazil, while exploring various aspects of common cultural linkages and affinities, the States Division, Ministry of External Affairs of India, and the Embassy organised an event in Brasilia on Thursday.

Over 150 dignitaries, including Brazilian diplomats, government officials, media persons and culture aficionados in Brazil, gathered at the Embassy of India in Brasilia for a cultural extravaganza showcasing elements of cuisine, culture, architecture and tourism of the Indian state of Goa.

The guests were treated to a wholesome Goan experience, with the Goan cuisine, a photo exhibition on Churches of Goa by noted art historian and photographer Benoy K. Behl and films highlighting major Goan touristic landmarks.

Charge d'affaires Abhay Kumar welcomed the guests and briefly touched upon a slew of commonalities between Goa and the Brazilian state of Bahia.

He also talked about the need for a sister city relationship between Panaji and Salvador. (ANI)