‘India Garden pavilion’ attracting Chinese admirers of Indian culture and heritage

BEIJING, AUG 25: The rich horticulture strength of China is in display in a spacious exhibition centre in Beijing for last four months portraying the consummate traditional techniques and the future of this art form.

As part of the mega show which would continue till October, a unique Heritage pavilion is thrown open for the admirers of Indian tradition and culture.

The name of the pavilion ‘India Garden -Samras, Harmony With Nature’ is also in tune with the demand of the time and yet fitting into the traditional legacy.

In fact there are pavilions of about 100 countries including the likes of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal and Palestine.

“The art of Chinese flower arrangements and culture enjoys an illustrious history and continues to enthrall horticulture lovers across the world. This exhibition displays consummate traditional techniques, modern artistry and the future of this art form,” says Y L Zhou, a function art associated in the extravaganza of flowers, art and heritage.

Sanjeev Chopra, General Manager with the Heritage Art House of New Delhi shows the Chinese people and also an overwhelming number of foreign tourists from across the world, a taste of rich Indian tradition and culture.

In order to give respect to the local sentiment, the Indian pavilion has large replica of Sanchi Stupa gate and also a statue of Lord Gautam Buddha.

Delhi-based Mehndiwala Amar Singh is seen doing brisk business as people and admirers of Indian tradition including males take keen interest to have Mehdi designs drawn on their arms and palms.

“However, our expectations were bigger,” Chopra told UNI. Although the pavilion is witnessing a decent reception, yet, he maintained that a large number of people, especially local Chinese would have thronged the Indian pavilion, had the venue been within the Beijing city vicinity. There is no subway train or city buses connecting the venue with the main city, he complained.

The business and enthusiasm is not much in Pakistani pavilion.

However, in the Afghan pavillion, Anwar Rahimi of Rahimi Group from Kabul said there has been substantial demand for Afghanistani stones like ‘pannas’. There have been also good sale of  carpets and high quality Afghani carpets can be easily sold at 200 US Dollars per metre.

A group of Indian journalists are on tour to China under the aegis of Chinese Foreign ministry and Chinese embassy in Delhi.

The group was taken for site seeing at the marvelous Great Wall of China – one of the seven wonders of the world. Winding for several kilometres in the outskirts of Beijing, the historic Great Wall of China is perhaps the only man-made structure which could be seen from space. (UNI)