The 2015 ‘Festival of India in Thailand’ got off to a brilliant start at the Millenium Hilton Hotel, with ‘Celebrating Assam’, an event that celebrated the arts, culture, and fashion of the small but vibrant state of Assam in Northeast India.
A special guest at the opening was Gaurav Gogoi, son of the Chief Minister of Assam, and a dynamic Member of Parliament himself.
The highlight of the evening was a scintillating fashion-show by three top Assam designers.
Indian Ambassador to Thailand HE Harsh Shringla said, at the opening event, that this year’s Festival of India was to show ‘Young, Contemporary India’, compared to the ‘Traditional’ India, which was showcased at last year’s festival.
(L to R) Meghali Das, Medha Saikia of the Northeast India Fashion & Design (FNDC), Indian Ambassador to Thailand HE Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Assam Member of Parliament Gaurav Gogoi, Hemal Shringla and top Assam fashion-designer Meghna Rai Medhi.
(L to R) Sanjoy Roy, MD Teamwork Arts, British Ambassador HE Mark Kent with his wife Martine, and Indian Ambassador HE Harsh Vardhan Shringla.
(L to R) Vice Minister for Education Dr Teerakiat Jareonsettasin and his wife, along with Principal Private Secretary to HM the King Krit Garnjana-Goonchorn, Indian Ambassador HE Harsh Vardhan Shringla; Ravewan Garnjana-Goonchorn; Deputy Minister of Tourism Assoc. Professor Chavanee Tongroach, and Assam Member of Parliament Gaurav Gogoi.