In Pics: Cultural ties that bind India and South East Asia at PBD 2018

With the theme of ‘Ancient Route, New Journey’, Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) marked the contribution of overseas Indian community in its two-day event which ended yesterday followed by a cultural evening.

(From left) Singapore MFA Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, India EAM Sushma Swaraj and Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal share a laugh during the PBD plenary session in the main ballroom at Marina Bay Sands.
(From left) Singapore MFA Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, India EAM Sushma Swaraj and Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal share a laugh during the PBD plenary session in the main ballroom at Marina Bay Sands. Photo: Connected to India
A classical Indian dance was part of the cultural performance during the opening ceremonies of the PBD on Sunday.
A classical Indian dance was part of the cultural performance during the opening ceremonies of the PBD yesterday. Photo: Connected to India
The artistes retold myths from Indian classic mythology that have become part of the lore shared with ASEAN’s culture.
The artistes retold myths from Indian classic mythology that have become part of the lore shared with ASEAN’s culture. Photo: Connected to India
Artistes from dance companies and arts societies in ASEAN performing during Kala Tantavi – the cultural show during the gala dinner – to commemorate the ties that bind India and South East Asia.
Artistes from dance companies and arts societies in ASEAN performing during Kala Tantavi – the cultural show during the gala dinner – to commemorate the ties that bind India and South East Asia. Photo: Connected to India
Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan with Indian EAM Sushma Swaraj before the opening address on Day 2 of the PBD
Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan with Indian EAM Sushma Swaraj before the opening address on Day 2 of the PBD. Photo: Connected to India
Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean addresses a gathering of Indian diaspora during the gala dinner at the ASEAN India Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.
Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean addresses a gathering of Indian diaspora during the gala dinner at the ASEAN India Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. Photo: Connected to India
Over 3,000 people attended the PBD celebration that was hosted by Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and the Indian High Commission in Singapore.
Over 3,000 people attended the PBD celebration that was hosted by Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and the Indian High Commission in Singapore. Photo: Connected to India

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