The Indian and Asian Exhibition At Wasserschloss Neuenheerse

A exhibition to promote and appreciate Indian culture was launched in the North Rhine-Westaphlia region

July 23rd, 2019
Frankie Fraser, News from Berlin
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On the 17th of July, the Indian and Asian Exhibition was launched at the Wasserschloss Neuenheerse in Bad Driburg. In this traditional German setting, a moated castle nestled in North Rhine-Westphlaia, has transformed into an area to celebrate differing cultures. As the Indian and Asian Exhibition has begun, it has transformed into a commemoration of Indian culture.

Director of the Tagore Centre, a cultural hub for Indian culture in Berlin which aims to promote Indian-German cultural relations, Ms. Malathi Rao Vadapalli, gifted a portrait of Mahatma Ghandi to the castle, in commemoration for his 150th birth anniversary. The director of the castle, which has amalgamated into a cultural foundation and museum, Manfred O. Schröder, placed the portray at the entrance to allow visitors to pay tribute to the Indian icon.

Professor Dr. Hans harder of the South Asia institute in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, a university dedicated to the study of the region made a keynote speech on the exhibition and its collection, and delivered sections of the Indian epic Mahabharata. The Mahabharata is one of the two major Sanskirt epics of ancient india, with it a key text in the Indian and Hindu lexicon.

Through this exhibition it is hoped that the Indian culture is promoted in Germany, using it as a space to generate empathy and understanding between the two cultures. Through this exhibition, focusing on cultural artefacts from India’s storied history, the cordial ties between these two states will be strengthened.


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