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Ramayana signature epic of eastern world: ICCR president

by January 18, 2018 General

The is the signature epic and a shared heritage of the eastern world, Sahasrabuddhe </a>today said, announcing a multi-cultural festival to mark over 25 years of a platform between and Cultural groups from the 10 member-countries of the (ASEAN) will present performances based on the epic at the five-day Festival to celebrate the India-ASEAN dialogue platform.
The festival, starting on January 20, has been organised by the (ICCR).
It will be held in the national Capital and five other cities, including Ayodhya. Some of the performances will be staged in Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, and is a joint heritage of the eastern world in a way.

This is the signature epic of this part of the world and its influence is not confined to boundaries,” ICCR Sahasrabuddhe told reporters here.
Emphasising that had strong civilisational links with all ASEAN countries, he said performances based on the would reflect cultural links between the country and the region.
The festival seeks to underline the common cultural heritage and India’s friendship with ASEAN nations, he said.
as it is performed in these nations is not only a reflection of the strong cultural and civilisational links we have with them but is also a bond which is their common heritage and binds them to each other,” he added.
Sharing details about the festival, ICCR DG Riva Ganguly Das said the groups from ASEAN countries would “distill various episodes of the story, through a harvest of sights and sounds, of nuanced interpretations and revelations”.
The groups would showcase at the festival regional adaptations of the — known as the Ramakien in Thailand, Phra Lak Phra Ram in Laos, Yama Zatdaw in Myanmar, Kakawin in and Hikayat Seri in Replying to a question, Das said the festival had been organised here earlier and also in Ayodhya.
and the ASEAN nations will hold a summit here next week on bolstering cooperation.
This is the 26th year of the India-ASEAN dialogue. On January 28, 1992, a decision to establish a Sectoral Dialogue Partnership between ASEAN and was taken at the 4th ASEAN Summit in All ten heads of ASEAN countries attending the summit will together be the guests of honour at the Republic Day Parade in on January 26.
ASEAN include Laos, Cambodia, Brunei, and The other members are Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, and

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