The fourth Seychelles-India Day is set for October 14-16 and a wide range of activities have been planned for this three-day event. The list of activities were made known to members of the local media houses this morning in a press conference held at the office of the Minister for Tourism and Culture.
Present at the press conference were the Indian high commissioner Sanjay Panda, principal secretary for culture Benjamine Rose, chief executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board Sherin Francis, chairperson of the Seychelles-India Day organising committee Ramu Pillay and other members.
Speaking to members of the press, Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St.Ange said Seychelles-India Day is now on our calendar of national events. He added that India is one of the five branches that have contributed to make Seychelles, the melting pot of cultures that it is today.
Minister St.Ange thanked India for supporting and helping to make it a successful three-day event in Seychelles.
Once again we will get the chance to see well-known artists from India who will showcase culture here for us to appreciate, Minister St.Ange added.
He also spoke on the donations which will be given to the Seychelles Tourism Academy and the Plaisance secondary school during this year’s Seychelles-India Day.
The committee will be donating benches to the two institutions and the handing over ceremonies will be held on October 14 at their respective premises.
High commissioner Panda said the Seychelles-India Day event was only a dream but it has now become a successful event which has been added on the calendar of national events.
He added that during the three days, Seychelles will get the chance to discover the Indian culture not only through the musical performances by the top Indian artists coming here, but throughout the various other activities.
On behalf of the Indian Association and the Seychelles-India Day organising committee, Mr Pillay thanked the government, Minister St.Ange and his team as well as the Indian High Commission for their support.
This fourth Seychelles-India Day celebrations will be officially launched on October 14, at the International Conference Centre in Victoria at 7pm. During the ceremony, the Seychelles-India Day commemorative stamp will also be launched.
Activities on the programme will include the annual food and fun fair in Victoria during throughout the three days, culinary cookery show on October 15 at the Avani Seychelles Barbarons Resort and Spa, a free musical show featuring top Indian artists at Stad Popiler in Victoria.
Members of the public will have the chance to taste a variety of dishes from all parts of India at Avani Seychelles Barbarons Resort and Spa on October 15. Tickets for the lunch are already on sale.