Jhalak, Jhankar, Jalwa

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Festival of India : Jhalak, Jhankar, Jalwa

Venue : Holland Park, Surrey City Central

Date : 27th June, 2009

Timings : 12.30 p.m. till 10.00 p.m.


Vision, Aims & Objectives :

Jhalak, Jhankar, Jalwa is an unveiling of the life style of all the Asians living in British Colombia the greatest place on the earth. The objective of the festival is to create awareness about Asian art, food, heritage, dresses, festivals, life style. This spectacular multi-generational presentation will connect today's world with the wonders of 5000 years of civilization, its ancient traditions and modern influences. Our vision is not only to make South Asians feel pride of their heritage but to make them proud partners in Canadian culture. It provides a wonderful opportunity to established and emerging artists in traditional and contemporary spheres of music, dance, film, theatre, literature and poetry, natural health practices, social issues, cuisine, arts & crafts and much more. This presentation will give many individuals an opportunity to promote themselves in various fields, an appreciation by the people & will encourage them in moving forward. This strong & vibrant presentation will open doors to all of us to come closer & know each other, to understand better in this today’s complex & stressful environment. It will give insight, create awareness & will remove all those self created barriers by individuals, because of non reciprocity & relationship. This festival will give a good cause to think about our neighborhood, to take everybody along & feel pride about rich neighborhood. It will help us to create a clean, doubtless & progressive society. It will be a wonderful opportunity for our children to know about their ancient culture & how they can better correlate in the present circumstances. It will breakdown stereotypes & myths about Asian culture, will paint fresh new images. Our doors are open to cross cultural collaborations and diverse thinking.

Festival would be inaugurated by the performance of one of the South Asian Nation’s dance or musical along with performance of Native Indians. Beside India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Fiji, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad, East Africa, South Africa, Malaysia, Hong Kong & people moved from Britain would be part of this rich cultural mosaic. There would be art & craft displayed around. Food stall of different communities, like a food festival, stalls displaying dresses, social life, and live models moving among audience interacting with invitees with their traditional Hello- Bonjour, dresses. Food stalls would be there to rather creating more awareness about food of that region than having any commercial angle. There would be lots of fun frolic for our children like Joy Rides, Clowns, Mehendi, Jugglers, face painting etc. During the day there would be cultural performances by various groups & individuals. There is 6-7 entries are confirmed so far, the response is overwhelming. At the end there would be grand finale production of all the groups. We are anticipating strong audiences. We are planning to keep it a free entry for all.     

We are in contact with various communities about this initiative & there is an amazing response & participation is already confirmed with full strength. Local multicultural radio’s have shown keen interest & are very enthusiastic about this fresh & new consciousness.  The process of drafting letters to various multicultural media channels to participate to create awareness about this initiative & event is already commenced.

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