Sunday, January 27, 2013

Bhutan King chief guest at Republic Day parade

Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck was the Chief Guest at the 64th Republic Day Celebrations in New Delhi on Saturday becoming the third emperor from the tiny kingdom to grace the event, signifying the importance that India attaches to its neighbour.

The Oxford-educated 32-year-old Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema, who did her schooling in Himachal Pradesh, are visiting India for the second time in the past two years.
The young king, who is known for inviting his subjects for tea at his palace in the picturesque Bhutanese capital of Thimphu, shares the honour of being the Chief Guest with his father Jigme Singye Wangchuck and grandfather Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.
While Jigme Singye Wangchuck, who abdicated the throne in 2006 in favour of his son, had the honour of being the Chief Guest at the Republic Day celebrations twice in 1984 and 2005, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck received the honour in 1954.
Wangchuck came to Rajpath along with President Pranab Mukherjee escorted by horse-mounted presidential bodyguards.
The King, who married his girlfriend Pema in October 2011, was received by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the VVIP enclosure at the Rajpath following which he greeted him with a "Namaste".
Wangchuck, who attended the National Defence College in the capital, is well-versed with Hindi and is adored by his subjects for his simplistic nature.
DIE GALERIE participates for the 3rd time in INDIA ART FAIR
Following an exciting beginning of the new year 2013 that included the opening of the exhibition Igor Mitoraj – Sculptures at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, Germany, DIE GALERIE is pleased to announce its soon participation for the 3rd time in the INDIA ART FAIR, the major art fair in New Delhi.
INDIA ART FAIR 2013 runs from January 31 (Press and VIP Preview) – February 3, 2013, at NSIC Exhibition Grounds, which is located in Okhla Industrial Estate, New Delhi. It will be a great honor for gallery owner Peter Femfert and his staff to welcome you personally at INDIA ART FAIR at DIE GALERIE’s 96 sqm booth in the center of the first main hall, No. B5.
Surely, DIE GALERIE’s ambitious presentation of European Modern Art will immediately attract the visitor’s attention: The Indian art public can look forward to discovering a selection of fine art with rare original works by the most famous representatives of the 20th century: Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, André Masson and Salvador Dalí.
This presentation will be highlighting, for example, Picasso's small outstanding ink drawing Le Peintre et son Modèle, created in 1970.
Furthermore, DIE GALERIE is sparing no efforts and is shipping examples of beautiful bronzes by Igor Mitoraj to New Delhi. His art work is a poetic journey to the long-departed, ancient world of classical art. His sculptures are characterized by a perfectly proportioned physiognomy and are therefore reminiscent of the idealism of classicism. It is not surprising at all that Igor Mitoraj's sculptures, which are greatly admired in important exhibitions around the world, enjoy immense international demand and have found their way into numerous private and public collections.
In the field of Contemporary Art, DIE GALERIE will also be highlighting an internationally famous American artist: Sam Francis. Alongside his "debut" at the booth of DIE GALERIE, we will be showing paintings from internationally recognized positions in German Art, including pieces by the renowned artists Volker Stelzmann, Dietrich Klinge, Klaus Zylla and the upcoming Berlin artist Torsten Holtz. New surrealistic landscape paintings by the Spanish artist José Enguídanos as well as a selection of works by the Italian painter Claudio Massini, whose esthetical art has already aroused much fascination at India Art Fair 2012, will complete DIE GALERIE’s presentation.
Be welcome at DIE GALERIE at booth B5 !
For any inquiries or printable images please do contact gallery manager Ms. Maren Kirchhoff during the fair by mail to or by phone  under +49 172 28 39 910.

Contact Details:
c/o INDIA ART FAIR 2013, Booth No. B5
NSIC Exhibition Grounds
Okhla, Industrial Estate, New Delhi, India

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Press Release                                                                          For immediate release

Come Together at the Goa Carnaval, Food & Cultural Festival 2013
Five-day extravaganza will kick-start on February 8, 2013

New Delhi, January 26: The Goa Carnaval, Food & Cultural Festival 2013, a grand celebration of its rich culture and heritage, will take place from 8th to 12th of February, 2013.

Designed to get people to ‘Come together’ for several days of music, dancing and other activities, this public party and float parade is expected to draw tourists from the country and all over the world.

In recognition of Goa’s diverse population including its vast tourist populace, the event promotes a message of tolerance, friendship and inclusiveness. The Opening Ceremony will kick off at D.B. Marg, Panaji on the 9th of February, 2013.

Goa Tourism has left no stone unturned to take the 2013 Carnaval experience to a heightened level of excitement and entertainment. The festival, as usual, will feature float parades in four cities i.e. Panaji, Margao, Vasco and Mapusa.

However, for the very first time, the Carnaval experience will include the Food & Cultural Festival which is envisaged over a period of 5 days, from the 8th to the 12th of February 2013 at the NIWS Grounds, Caranzalem, Panaji. It will offer visitors the opportunity to experience cuisine and culture in a positive way, through a unique blend of food, fun, local and national live music performances, fashion shows, and entertainment.

Visitors can expect live music from national level performers like Anushka  Manchanda, Parikrama, Remo and Indian Ocean spread across five days, as well as more than 70 stalls providing food, beverages and lifestyle products. The festival will also feature a line-up of famous local bands. A fashion show by ace designer Wendell Rodricks is touted to be one of the main highlights.
An element of competition has also been introduced with entries being invited for the King Momo Contest and the cooking competition. The cooking competition will take place at the NIWS Grounds during the Food & Cultural Festival.

To make the celebration more inclusive, the Carnaval experience will also comprise live musical performances featuring local bands at Colva and Mapusa from the 9th  to the 12th of February, 2013.

The event management agency entrusted with the responsibilities for conducting the 5-day fiesta of fun, food and frolic is M/s Vinsan Graphics, an agency based in Goa with branches in Mumbai and Delhi.

Commenting on the Goa Carnaval, Food & Cultural Festival, a spokesperson from Goa Tourism said, "We strongly urge people to join the festivities and come out in large numbers to participate. We are reviving the yesteryears fervor of the Carnaval  with larger-than-life d飯r, mask installations and a Food & Cultural Festival – the biggest of its kind in Goa.”

For more details, contact:
Neelesh Jayant / Ramakrishna Prayag

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