Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent announcement where he reiterated the importance of Vietnam as key to India’s Act East policy, the people of Vietnam are all set to be mesmerised by the fragrance of India as the first ever NAMASTE VIETNAM FESTIVAL is scheduled to be held in Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang from 12th – 21st August, 2022. A big delegation from the Indian Film industry led by award-winning filmmakers Rahul Mittra, Umesh Shukla, Rahul Rawail, Kumar Mangat, Shree Narayan Singh, Mikhil Musale, Rajesh Mapuskar, Chandrakant Singh, Kiran Kumar Koneru, Nitin Tej Ahuja along with actors Randhir Kapoor, Raima Sen, Balika Vadhu star Avika Gor, Soma Laishram, Himakshi Kalita, Sulakhyana Baruah, film & lifestyle journalists Komal Nahta & Ruchika Mehta, amongst others will walk the Red Carpet at the Festival. A book on the biggest showman of India, ‘Raj Kapoor: The Master at Work’ will also be released at the opening of the festival.
The mega festival will have activities ranging from events, workshops and meets pertaining to culture, trade, investment, education, healthcare and tourism. The proposed events apart from reconnecting the entrepreneurs of both sides post Covid to explore business opportunities in different sectors will also create awareness on India’s diverse culture. This festival will be a confluence of Culture and Commerce and is expected to become a great networking platform to foster dialogue for bilateral relations between both the countries to boost tourism, trade, art, culture, music and films.