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In Pics: Three-day Indo-Chinese fest kicks off in Kolkata

Chinese Consul General Ma Zhanwu advocated greater exchanges in the fields of culture, education and other areas to promote mutual understanding.

In Pics: Three-day Indo-Chinese fest kicks off in Kolkata

The consulate general of China Ma Zhanwu arranged a cultural program 'China-India Joint Artistic Performance' at GD Birla Sabhagar in Kolkata on Monday evening. (Expresss Photo by Partha Paul)

In Pics: Three-day Indo-Chinese fest kicks off in Kolkata

The dance group from Yunnan presented a beautifully choreographed flower-themed show in the evening before an audience of locals, Chinese guests and representatives from a number of consulates in Kolkata. (Express Photo by Partha Paul)

In Pics: Three-day Indo-Chinese fest kicks off in Kolkata

Chinese Consul General Ma Zhanwu advocated greater exchanges in the fields of culture, education and other areas to promote mutual understanding. (Express Photo by Partha Paul)

In Pics: Three-day Indo-Chinese fest kicks off in Kolkata

Sujay Chanda, Joint Commissioner of Kolkata Police, West Bengal, also performed along with artistes from China. Chanda loves singing and has given performances in many parts of the country. (Express photo by Partha Paul)

In Pics: Three-day Indo-Chinese fest kicks off in Kolkata

Chanda sang Tagore songs, Bengali folk songs and Bollywood songs. (Express Photo by Partha Paul)

In Pics: Three-day Indo-Chinese fest kicks off in Kolkata

The event was held in the backdrop of steady development of China-India relationship and fast growth of exchanges and cooperation after the fruitful meeting in Wuhan, China between President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Express Photo by Partha Paul)

In Pics: Three-day Indo-Chinese fest kicks off in Kolkata

Singer Usha Uthup was one of the key performers from the Indian side at the program as part of 2018 Cultural Exchange Performance in Kolkata by Yunan Culture and Art Troup, China and Indian artistes. (Express photo by Partha Paul)

In Pics: Three-day Indo-Chinese fest kicks off in Kolkata

Mr Chanda said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will lead a delegation to China. (Express Photo by Partha Paul)

In Pics: Three-day Indo-Chinese fest kicks off in Kolkata

On the other hand, more Chinese delegations and groups are coming to Eastern India nowadays, and the artistes this time will be from Yunnan Province. (Express Photo by Partha Paul)

In Pics: Three-day Indo-Chinese fest kicks off in Kolkata

The main aim of the joint program is to contribute to cultural exchanges and friendship between China and India. (Express Photo by Partha Paul)

In Pics: Three-day Indo-Chinese fest kicks off in Kolkata

The three-day event started with Chinese Dragon Boat festival on Sunday which has become an annual feature in Kolkata's cultural calendar. (Express Photo by Partha Paul)

In Pics: Three-day Indo-Chinese fest kicks off in Kolkata

The Indo-Chinese fest will conclude on Tuesday with a paper-cutting demonstration by Chinese artistes in Kolkata. (Express Photo by Partha Paul)