Bonjour India this year will mark 75 years of Indo-French diplomacy | Pune News

PUNE: The French Ambassador to India, Emmanuel Lenain, has announced that the fourth edition of the India-France cultural connection festival, Bonjour India, will be held as an on-the-ground event after a pandemic-induced hiatus in several cities in India, including Pune, in collaboration with the cultural branch Alliance Française and its network of consulates as well as several French and Indian corporate sponsors.
Organizers said this year’s edition will celebrate 75 years since India and France established diplomatic relations through people-to-people exchanges, with 120 events in 19 cities. They added that the themes of the event will include performing arts, street art, food, cinema, literature, science and education, among others.
Several events are scheduled in Pune from March 31, with the first event at The Box in Erandwane, a contemporary art performance inspired by the French novel L’Amour, by Vietnamese-born French novelist Marguerite Duras. It is also the only paid event in the Pune chapter. Organizers are also hosting Indo-French classical music performances and a unique “cinema on wheels” event at the Max Mueller Bhavan on April 16, where art films will be shown on a screen in the back of a rickshaw. push.

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