– Activity Record of "NDRF" National Disaster Response Force from India to Japan in March 11th disaster –
Past 3 years on that day, The Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi of the Republic of India came to Japan at the first time on August, 2014. He had some meetings which are variety of levels and fields with the Japanese Prime Minister, Mr. Shinzo Abe. And then, The government of India decided to hold “Indian Festival in Japan” from October of that year to May of next year as a evidence of friendship and for the purpose of promotion of mutual cultural, international understanding and mutual interchange.
At the same time, H.E. Ms. Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa heads towards implementation to realize that the visiting of Onagawa and the holding that festival by “Manipuri Dancing Troupe” which was one of Traditional Indian Dancing Trope, it was delivered one among four by the Government of India, in Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture in which was engaged in disaster relief and finding missing persons before.
Manipuri dancing is a glitter one. That is why it called “The Jewel of India”. It was performed in different five places, Nara, Tokyo, Onagawa, Sendai and Yokohama. The audience of each place was attracted by their performance.
To Support for reconstruction of Tohoku “Manipuri Dance Performance in Onagawa” which was taken the top news headline, “Encouraged Onagawa by The Jewel of India”, of influential local newspaper, “Kahoku Shinpo” begun at 7:30 pm in the gymnastic hall of Onagawa municipal elementary school, Miyagi prefecture on the 16th of October, 2014.