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16th August 2011
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Instructor supervises children who performed yoga during the India National Day in Dar es Salaam yesterday. (Photo: Tryphone Mweji)

India Government has yesterday launched a new Indian Cultural Centre in Tanzania to promote cultural relations between Tanzania and India.

This was revealed yesterday by Indian High Commissioner to Tanzania Kocheril Bhagirath while addressing his country’s citizens living in Tanzania to mark the country’s 65th Independence Day at the Indian Cultural Centre, officially inaugurated yesterday.

Presently three teachers from India are currently in the country to train people on Indian culture.

People would be trained on Yoga- a life style, dance as well as India’s famous Tabra’s drum.

He said right now the Indian Cultural centre has begun Tabla classes by Maestro Keshab Kanti Chowdhury a Tabla teacher nominated by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) at Indian Cultural Centre.

Also the India Cultural Centre, Dar es Salaam is commencing yoga classes by Acharya Seema Singh M.Sc in Yogic Science and experienced yoga together nominated by (ICCR).

He said we encourage Tanzania from various parts in the country to come to us to learn on Indian culture so that we can promote culture among two countries, business link and speed up our economic activities.

According to officials the programme would help people them to become physically fit, mentally relaxed, emotionally balanced and spiritually evolved.

India, one of the world’s largest democracy will also reap a demographic dividend, only when it has an educated population equipped with the necessary skills.

“This entails a focus on education and skill development to build their capacities to meet the requirements of the nation as well as help other countries to reach where we are,” he said.

He said India is a country shaped by “experiences, sacrifices and hard work,” noting that the country has many success stories earning a goodwill for the country wherever its people are working inside and outside the country,” he said.

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN
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