Milan and Essence of India present East Meets West on Sept. 14 in Acton

Praveen Misra
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ACTON, MA–Milan and Essence of India will present East Meets West, an outdoor and free cultural event on Sept. 14 in Acton, MA.

The event will be held from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Acton’s  NARA Park. The event is organized in collaboration with cultural organizations of several countries presenting the multicultural traditional, classical, regional performances of music, dance, costumes, several booths of booths of traditional art and craft,  cultures, clothing,  henna, food  representing the culture and heritage of the world, said Milan and Essence of India in a statement.

Participating countries are India, Japan, Italy, Brazil, Peru, Ghana, Korea, Nepal and Vietnam.

East Meet West is the discovery and celebration of the traditional art and culture of various countries to explore the similarities and uniqueness of the cultures through a series of ethos of the participating countries. It’s an opportunity to build constructive bridges of mutual understanding and trust creating harmony and peaceful co-existence in today’s fast paced but misunderstanding, hate and crime infested environment.

Essence of India with seven years of successful events and over two thousand visitors participated in the events that celebrated the classical and folk performances, crafts and traditions of different regions of India and participating countries.

“Essence of India successfully lived the vision of togetherness and community harmony while introducing other countries and the Essence of India’s spirit of working with each other and not against each other. Kudos to the Togetherness of Seema Kapoor and Sunanda Sahay,” the statement said.

Milan is a 100% Volunteer driven, non-profit, 501 (C)(3) association of people from India living in United States with chapters and membership across the United States of America, pursuing participative mission of sharing and caring in giving back to  the non-partition, secular, social, civic and economic issues of the mainstream Americans and Indians in order to build better friendly  and strong  relationships, reliance, interdependence  and  mutual understanding for each other.  ‘Milan” strongly believes in “When we understand each other more …. We hurt each other less”

“Here we celebrate the traditional art and culture of India to foster constructive relationships between individual, communities and institutions of different cultures,” Praveen Misra, Milan Executive Director, Public Relations, said in the statement. “We create and support programs, services, and resources for interaction with academicians, policy makers, youth activities, Community events and networking workshops, charitable activities for the benefit of School going needy children, skill development programs, Back to school underprivileged children and participation in Indians and non-Indian communities, school, universities, towns and states events.”

The goal is to interact with mainstream America to create community visibility by bringing communities together and building cultural bridges, a step to get our community involved and have voice in the social -civic- economic- political issues of the mainstream America.

Here are the details about the event:

Venue – NARA Park, 25, Ledge Rock Way, Acton, MA 01720

Date – Saturday, Sep 14, 2019

Time – 2.00 pm.- 6.00 pm. (Performances, interactive booths etc)

Attendance – Free Admission…Free Parking

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