FORUM: INDIA-CHINA CROSS-CULTURAL RELATIONS

  • Forum: “ Chinese culture and India-China cultural relations ”
  • Occasion: 112th Birth anniversary of XuFancheng
  • Dated: Dec. 10 -2021
  • Location: Pondicherry(Puducherry, India 

Forum on“ Chinese culture and India-China cultural relations ” was held on the occasion marking the 112th Birth anniversary of XuFancheng at Pondicherry, India. It was a hybrid virtual event, held on Dec. 10th, 2021 at Pondicherry, the International delegations participated online. The event was organized by the “XuFancheng Culture study center”, in collaboration with Pondicherry India-China (cultural) friendship association, LongFeng Palace (Zhengzhou-China), Heartfulness Institute Pondicherry, Pondicherry Youth Entrepreneurs network, and Inspices International.

 

Invited Provinces and Cities included delegates from Yunnan Province, Dali City, Zhoushan City, and Zhengzhou city.

The Chief Keynote speakers of the event were  Hon’ Mr. K. Lakshminaryanan, (Minister of Dept. of Tourism, Public Works, Civil Aviation, Fisheries, and  Information Technology of Pondicherry(Puducherry) City, India ), Hon’ Mr. Yang Shaocheng – Chief (DDG) Regional cooperation office of Yunnan Province, Hon’ Mr. Yang Xibin – Director of Foreign affairs office of the People!s Government of Dali city, Yunnan, and  Hon’ Mr. Zhuang Haibo – Deputy Director of the Foreign Affairs Office of Zhoushan City, Zhejiang Province. 

Hon’ Mr. K. Lakshminaryanan, was the first Keynote speaker, he is currently the Minister of Dept. of Tourism, Public Works, Civil Aviation, Fisheries, and  Information Technology of Pondicherry City, India.  Mr. K. Lakshminaryanan mentioned Tourism and cultural exchanges with Dali and Zhoushan cities. Zhoushan city delegation visited Pondicherry in the year 2019 and after the Pandemic he wish to send a team of Pondicherry delegations to Zhoushan. He told about establishing exchanges with Dali and Zhoushan city counterparts and initiating fruitful exchange programs in the field of culture, education, and tourism. To develop fruitful cooperation, Organisations and other bodies should collaborate and find feasible projects that can be implemented and help the people. He invited proposals from interested organizations and bodies. He extended his invitation for the upcoming International Yoga festival 2022 to all dignitaries which is to be held in the first week of January 2022.

The second keynote speaker was Hon’ Mr. Yang Shaocheng he is the Chief (DDG) Regional cooperation office of Yunnan Province, Mr. Yang gave a brief introduction of Yunnan Province, BCIM cooperation, and mentioned the first CSACF event participated by Pondicherry India-China (cultural) friendship association. Mr. Yang mentioned the remarkable Dali – Pondicherry cooperation in the field of tourism exchanges, He mentioned providing his support to Dali city to develop fruitful cooperation with Pondicherry in the field of culture, tourism, and education. Mr. Yang mentioned developing more online exchange programs. Mr. Yang told in brief about the Beijing winter Olympics which is going to be held in Feb. 2022. 

The third keynote speaker was Hon’ Mr. Yang Xibin he is the Director of Foreign affairs office of the People’s Government of Dali city, Yunnan. Mr. Yang Xibin gave a brief introduction to Dali city, Dali-Pondicherry cooperation, and the cooperation between Dali University – Pondicherry University in the field of Sports education program.

The fourth Keynote speaker was Hon’ Mr. Zhuang Haibo he is the Deputy Director of the Foreign Affairs Office of Zhoushan City, Zhejiang Province. Mr. Zhuang Haibo extended his warm wishes to all the dignitaries.  He mentioned, in brief, the fishing, and fishery products, vocational industrial training opportunities, and student exchange programs between Zhoushan and Pondicherry.

After the keynote speaker’s address, MOU was signed between, XuFancheng Culture study centre” (Dr Bikash Kali Das) and “LongFeng Palace ( Miss SunXianfeng) ” , followed by a short video which is a joint cultural video production of XuFancheng Culture study center” and “LongFeng Palace”. 

The guest speakers talked about various areas in the field of India-China cultural exchanges. Chief Guest speakers of the event were Acharya Dr. Shree Varma. Chairman – PCR AYURVEDA. Director- Heartfulness Institute, Prof. Zhang Rumei – Director for International Exchange and Cooperation Division of Dali University, Prof. Ram Mohan Singh – Department of Physical Education and Sports, School of Humanities, Pondicherry University, Mr. Yu Qianchao – General Manager – Zhoushan Ningtai Ocean fisheries co. ltd., Zhoushan city, Dr. Vidyaa Ramkumar – Chairperson, Crafts Council of Pondicherry, Dr. Lin Yanming – Deputy Director of Institute of South Asian Studies, Yunnan academy of social science, Ms. Cao Chenrui, Head of the Hindi Department, School of South & Southeast Asian Languages and Culture, Yunnan Minzu University, Miss Sun Xianfeng, Founder & Director Longfeng gong Palace, Zhengzhou China, Mr Victor Inparaj – CEO, Inspices International (Indian spices and dried foods) and Director – Luxe interiors (architecture) and Mr. Gobidhan Murugaiyan – General Secretary – Pondicherry Youth Entrepreneurs network.

Important dignitaries as the audience included Miss Zhou LiLing (Deputy Director – Culture & Tourism Dali city),  Mr. Li Peiying (Deputy Director of Dali Prefecture Foreign Affairs Office), Mr. Xie Yubao (Chief of Dali Prefecture Foreign Affairs Office), Mr. Chen Gengfeng (Chief of the Foreign Affairs Office of Dali Prefecture),  Mr. Guo hao (Deputy Dean professor, School of Art and Design, Henan University of Finance),  Miss Li Ke (Founder of International V Live ), and Mr. Lufei, (Bilingual host Henan Radio and television station).