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Saudi artists steal the show at cultural exhibition in New Delhi

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Aiming to provide a glimpse into the culture and tradition of Saudi Arabia, a non-profit established by the Gulf kingdom's Mohammed bin Salman, organised a cultural exhibition in to coincide with his visit to

"It feels great to come to and communicate through cultural exchange. I am feeling good when people here are approaching me to write their names in Arabic calligraphy. It is like forging a stronger bond among citizens of the two countries," said, Ali Alammari, an from who is participating in the exhibition.

The exhibition, organised by Misk Foundation, features live music, photography, live painting, calligraphy and a film.

Visitors were enthralled by stalls where they got to see live painting shows or listened to music performances.

Ithra, under set up a stall for photographers, which exhibited works by the country's photographers who represented the daily life and the natural heritage of

To showcase and highlight the cultural perspectives of the Gulf kingdom, a separate space was allotted to Saudi artists at the Saudi Forum.

More than 500 artists from various fields participated in this cultural event in person or through a virtual medium.

A from Saudi Arabia, said, "I am elated to come to India. The cultural influx between the two is highly inspiring. My painting brings out the essence of togetherness through two very famous music instruments Rebab from and flute from India. I am going to come back to India once again and explore the Indian art and culture more."

The event was organised on the sidelines of the Saudi India Forum which brought together 400 business leaders and government officials to strengthen economic partnership between India and Saudi Arabia.

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First Published: Thu, February 21 2019. 04:38 IST