INDIA DAY
11th - 14th August 2022

Register and come on the 11th to 14th August to the park "Dream Island" to receive a gift from the organizers!

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From 11 to 14 August, the 7th India Day Festival will take place in “Dream Island” park, organized by the Indian  National Cultural Centre “SITA”. The large-scale summer holiday is dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Russia and India. One of the most popular ethnic festivals in Moscow will take place for the first time after a two-year break and will bring together the most spectacular events and activities that mysterious India is known for. The program includes – carefree dancing and henna painting, a variety of Indian bazaars, masterclasses to learn Hindi, medical and sports competitions and talks, watching Indian movies and a grand chariot procession, and much more. All activities are free.

The festival has been held in Moscow since 2014 and every time its scale grows.  India Day has become one of the brightest events of the summer, loved by Muscovites and guests of the capital.

Guests of the festival will immerse themselves in the atmosphere of the country of Bharat – as the Hindus themselves call their homeland – with its aromas of spices and incense, the taste of ripe mangoes and fresh chapatis, traditional music and dances.

The theme of the India Day festival this year is ecology and a healthy lifestyle. The initiative was backed by the global Save the Soil movement, initiated by Indian yoga guru and spirituality advocate Sadhguru to save the planet’s rapidly depleting soil. A rich program awaits guests, including a dance flash mob to the legendary hit from the movie “Disco Dancer” Jimmy Jimmy Aaja, film screenings of Bollywood films, fashion shows of Indian designers, and a children’s chess tournament.

In the recreation area, more than  200 professional masters will conduct meditations and yoga workshops to promote a healthy lifestyle, especially after the pandemic. Special classes will be held for children and pensioners. The  Indian Bazaar with more than 120 shops will feature spices, natural cosmetics, jewelry and souvenirs, tea and even mahogany furniture. In the huge food court area, you can taste spicy dishes from 30 restaurants with cuisine from different parts of India. Also, more than 20 experienced Mehendi masters will apply henna drawings to the guests of the holiday, and the best Indian astrologers will make predictions for any life situation.

The educational part of the program includes Hindi lessons, master classes in cooking Indian dishes, national dance classes, and lectures on Ayurveda – the ancient system of medicine. Fashion shows will introduce guests to the peculiarities of national costumes – guests of the show will be shown dozens of models of modern and traditional saris.

One of the most striking events will be the Ratha Yatra Chariot Festival, during which a procession of dancers and musicians led by a cart filled with flowers and fruits will pass along the main avenue of the park – they will be presented to all festival guests. All 4 days of the festival, Russian and Indian performers will perform on the main stage, including a bewitching show of wandering drummers.

On “India Day” it will even be possible to become  participants in a traditional Indian wedding ceremony. The mandatory program includes participation in quests and drawings and receiving prizes.

Photo Gallery of "India Day" previously in Moscow

Watch how "India Day" went in 2019

About the Festival "India Day"

Did you know that..

Indian Independence Day is the most important national holiday. People celebrate it on the 15th of August. On this day in 1947, an act proclaiming the independence of India came into force. On that historic day, ex-Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru raised a tricolour flag of India in the presence of a large number of people. From that moment, the history of India seemed to have a fresh start – the history of a new, independent state.

The program for the festival "India Day" 2022

The most interesting for the whole family

FOOD AND MANGO LOVERS

Vibrant colours, pleasant smells, variety of flavours of Indian food and ripe
mangoes – the King of food court in 2022

LILA KRISHNA ZONE

Zone with incendiary Bhajans and mantras, spiritual communication with sages and a place to clarify important questions about the meaning of life

CULTURAL ZONE

More than 400 artists will participate during the four-day concert

VEDA WEEKEND

Beautifully decorated Vedic playground at the entrance of the park. Combining spiritual communication and rich cultural recreation in nature

LECTURE HALL

Communication with wise lecturers and informative lectures in the Veda Weekend zone

HIMALAYA RELAX ZONE YOGA AND MEDITATION

Five zones with tents to cover from the heat and rain in the quietest and greenest part of the park

PARACHUTE INDIAN WEDDING ZONE

Harmonizing two individuals for ultimate eternity. To pursue responsibilities and meaning

RATHA YATRA
Chariot Festival

More than 5 tons of fruits will be distributed from the Divine Chariot, which will march through the park.

DRUMMERS AND ARTISTS ON STILTS

Drummers and artists coming especially from India will be dancing and standing on stilts

BOLLYWOOD MOVIES

the relaxing zone that plays various Bollywood movies

ACTIVITIES IN THE FESTIVAL ZONE

Any girl can be transformed by trying on a sari in the Vedic zone of the weekend and festival zone

INDIAN BAAZARS

More than 140+ Indian stores selling Indian products

CHESS TOURNAMENT

Did you know that India is the birthplace of chess? For chess fans, a tournament will be held among children and adults

DANCE COMPETITION ZONE

The participants of the dance flash mob JIMMY JIMMY ACHA ACHA will remember these rhythms for a long time

MANTRA ZONE

Guests of the festival will be immersed by the atmosphere of music and mantras

ACTIVITY AROUND THE PARK

Variety of activities such as food tastings, dancing, masterclasses, raffle draw and henna painting

Map of the festival "India Day 2022"

Festival organizer

Cultural partners

Cultural partners

The main partner

Partners

SITA supports

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The main partner

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SITA supports


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NEWS ABOUT
"INDIA DAY" FESTIVAL

О фестивале

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Our Team

Sammy Kotwani

President of The Indian National Cultural Centre “SITA”  

Dasha Kotwani

Director & Event Manager of The Indian National Cultural Centre “SITA”

Kartik Kotwani

Marketing Director of the Indian National Cultural Centre “SITA”

Preema Kotwani

Marketing Director of the Indian National Cultural Centre “SITA”

Konstantin Filippov

Media, PR, Cooperation

Shikina Arina

Assistant Manager of the Indian National Cultural Centre “SITA”

Nazim Tahsin

Cinema Manager (Bollywood films)

Nazarova Tatiana  

Cultural Program Manager

Nigam Ashwani  

Cultural Program Manager

Seliverstova Ekaterina 

Cultural Program Manager

Golubeva Julia

 Relax zone manager – yoga and meditation

Rasa 

Manager of Veda Weekend zone

Aleksandrova Natalya Sergeevna  

 Manager of Veda Weekend zone

Das Sadhu-Priya 

Manager of Ratha Yatra

Polyantseva Elina 

Chess Tournament Area Manager

Contacts

  • President of Indian National Culture Centre “SITA”

           Sammy Manoj Kotwani

           email: sammykotwani@me.com

  • For information about the festival, rent and partnership deals:

Dasha Kotwani
Mobile: +7 925 483-06-49

Email: dashakotwani@indiaday.ru

  • For information about PR:

Konstantin Filippov
Мobile: +7 926 210-75-10

Email: press@indiaday.ru