The third edition of Bonjour India festival, celebrating Indo-French partnership in innovation and creativity, will be held from November 2017 to February 2018, Consul General of France in Mumbai, Yves Perrin said. The festival comprises a series of exhibitions, concerts, literary meetings, film festivals, debates, conferences, food festivals and economic, educational and scientific exchanges. The first two editions of Bonjour India were held in 2009 and 2013, Perrin said, speaking at an event here last night on the occasion of Bastille Day, the French National Day, which is celebrated on the 14th of July each year. Bonjour India seeks to establish an exhilarating platform for showcasing the various facets of Indian and French contemporary creation, he said. "The main objective of the third edition of Bonjour India is to strengthen the Indo-French ties," Perrin said. "This dynamic dialogue (between France and India) furthered with the first edition of Bonjour India travelling across India, followed by the Namaste France festival of India in France," he said. "This platform will give an opportunity to Indian and French artists, students, researchers and professionals, to work together and deepen their mutual understanding," Perrin said. "Bonjour India will be a platform for innovation and creativity focused on social, technological and environmental innovation," the French diplomat said.
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