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A bit of India made special at Global Village

Dubai - Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Kurien remarked that Dubai was more of Kerala to him as there are so many from his motherland who reside in this part of the world.

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Published: Sun 24 Jan 2016, 4:45 PM

Last updated: Sun 24 Jan 2016, 6:47 PM

The official day of the Indian pavilion was formally celebrated at Global Village with Deputy Chairman of the Upper House of Indian Parliament (Rajya Sabha)  P.J. Kurien and eminent dignitaries.

The formal function was followed by lighting of the lamp, presentation of mementoes to the special guest and dignitaries, cultural programmes and an official thanksgiving to the Global Village Officials, Mr. Fahad, Global Village Government Relations and Administrative Manager, Mr. Ahmed Al Raiz, Commercial Director and Ms. Viviane Mazot, COO, for making it possible to have a bit of India in the biggest Cultural Extravaganza in the region.

The dignitaries were received by an entourage of traditional drums from Kerala called "Chendamelam". Speaking on this occasion, Kurien remarked that Dubai was more of Kerala to him, as there are so many from his motherland, who reside in this part of the world.

Kurien also expressed his heartfelt wish to visit all the other pavilions of Global Village, but held back by the time constraint. He also thanked the Global Village and the Dubai government who made it possible for India to showcase India to the world.

He formally inaugurated the events for the India Pavilion Official Day by lighting the lamp along with other dignitaries.

Mr. Sreekumar K. S, the Managing Director of MAC events presented a token of love and respect to Kurien. Kurien gave away the mementoes to Mr. Muraleedharan, Hon Deputy Counsul General Indian Embassy, Global Village Management and Support Team Mr. Fahad and Mr. Al Raiz, Mr. Sajay, Joyalukkas, Mr. Noufal, Malabar Gold and Diamonds, Mrs. Shilpa Radhakrishnan and on behalf of India Tourism Mr. I. V. Rao received the memento. The formal function was followed by cultural performances. After the event The COO of Global Village Ms Viviane Mazot, extended a formal welcome to visit the other pavilions of Global Village 2015 -16 the 20th Edition.

A treat to a visitor, The India Pavilion at The Global Village, this year offers much more than expectations. From the look and feel to the inimitable experience, Global Village India Pavilion speaks volumes about India and its rich and varied heritage. Every inch of the pavilion has a specialty to be looked at. With new attractions, specialties, all the common features as the previous years, the pavilion also offers 145 days of nonstop entertainment inside the largest of the 32 pavilions from over 70 countries this year.

Global Village 2015-2016, the world class, largest and leading seasonal cultural extravaganza in the region, in its even bigger 20th season to cater to the preferences of millions of visitors for 159 days until 9th April 2016 in an open-air theme park featuring diverse cultures, and options for family, cultural, shopping and entertainment.

India Pavilion, the largest of the pavilions in Global Village, showcases an eye-catching façade, Tiger, peacock and the elephants, musical fountain and 348 stalls with parquet flooring spread across an enormous area of 1,23,848 square feet of  completely interlocked passages with classic pole lights. India Pavilion is also a perfect getaway to explore authentic Indian merchandise while also satisfying your taste buds. Excerpts from the façade of The Mysore Palace, Amber Fort, Dakhineswar, Wheels from the Konark Sun Temple and the Gawlior Fort are seen seamlessly combined at one place with more art and artifacts which leaves an everlasting image of India in the minds of the visitors.

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