TRAVELIFE’S INCREDIBLE NIGHTS
Travelife once again brings
Travelife India Nights to Manila
After the overwhelming success of the first Travelife India Night in February this year, TRAVELIFE Magazine once again brought Travelife India Night at the Dusit Thani to the Philippines. This event was organized with the cooperation of the Embassy of India, the Dusit Thani Manila, the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, and Philippine Airlines; and together, these prestigious companies mounted two evenings of the most authentic Indian culture the Philippines has ever witnessed.
INDIA'S TOP ODISSI DANCER
To open the special performance on July 16, and to close the gala dinner on July 18, Ms. Madhumita Saiini, a Manila-based classical dancer, performed a series of dances based on Indian folklore. Ms. Saiini studied at the Uday Shankar Academy of Creative Dance in Delhi and now choreographs and directs important festivals and dances in Manila.
PUBLIC SERVICE PERFORMANCE
TRAVELIFE INDIA NIGHT GALA DINNER
On July 18, over 200 VIPs enjoyed a gala performance and five-course degustation meal, including senior government officials and foreign dignitaries, CEOs of some of the largest companies in the country, and Travelife’s valued readers and friends. The VIPs were headed by Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim, Madame Gretchen del Rosario, and US Ambassador Harry Thomas.
Madhumita Saiini performing for Travelife India Night
World-class Indian dancers visited the Philippines specifically to perform for Travelife India Nights. Ranjana Gauhar, multi-awarded classical dancer and recipient of some of India’s top cultural distinctions, was the main performer together with her Odissi group of dancers and musicians.
“Travelife is fully committed to sharing the enriching and educational experience of travel and culture with as many people as possible,” said Travelife Magazine publisher Christine Cunanan, in her opening remarks. “The more people experience other cultures, the more they understand each other and hopefully there will be less conflicts and wars.”
Travelife India Nights were also sponsored by
Ralph’s Wines & Spirits, Plantation Bay, Eskaya Resorts.
SOME PHOTOS FROM TRAVELIFE INDIA NIGHT