Cuisines from Assam, Nagaland and Manipur along with that of different other Indian states were presented in the second edition of the Indian Food Festival held in Berlin on 10th June. The festival was attended by more than 3000 people. It was organised by the Indian Embassy in Germany.
The Embassy claimed to have received enthusiastic response at the event which was organised to promote and present a variety of Indian cuisine from different states and regions.
The decision to organise the second edition was taken looking at the wholehearted participation by the Indian community and members of the Indian Diaspora in Berlin at the first Indian Food Festival, which was held in October of 2017.
In this year’s edition, there were 12 different stalls in all that presented food from various Indian states including Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and West Bengal along with Nagaland, Manipur and Assam.
‘The festival is an initiative to bring together not only Germans but also members of the local Indian community, and friends of India in a celebration of the richness and diversity of Indian culinary and cultural experience,’ said the embassy.
The festival also witnessed the inauguration of ‘India @70: Monuments, Nature and Wildlife of India’, a photography exhibition. Children dressed in different regional attire of India, and the Ambassador of India to Germany Mukta Dutta Tomar was present during the inauguration.
According to a statement, the occasion was in tune the spirit of the motto of the Indian Embassy – ‘Home Away From Home’.