Chhattisgarh’s Vibrant Culture Shines Abroad: Celebrating Indian Independence in London

NRI and expats in London enjoyed dancing to the melody of Chhattisgarh’s songs ‘Haye…Dara Lor Gehe Re’

Chhattisgarh’s language and culture garnering global recognition

Captivating essence of Chhattisgarh culture and its vibrant customs leaving an indelible mark on foreign lands

Raipur ( |The captivating essence of Chhattisgarh culture and its vibrant customs are transcending borders and leaving an indelible mark on foreign lands. The fervour of Indian independence echoed in London with Chhattisgarh melodies, including “Laali Parsa Ban Ma Phule” and “Mahua Jhare Re,” which united the people of Chhattisgarh origin. Dancing and rejoicing under the tricolour, they shared sweets, commemorating Indian independence on foreign soil. The event showcased the rich Chhattisgarh’s heritage and culture. They credited this to Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel’s initiative for promoting Chhattisgarh culture and heritage, and organisers extended gratitude for his instrumental role. This presentation underscored the state’s unique culture, fostering goodwill internationally and affirming that “Chhattisgarhiya Sable Badiya” is more than just words.

In a captivating event, women bedecked in traditional Chhattisgarh attire conveyed a resounding message of cultural preservation to the global stage. Adorned with traditional jewellery such as katli mohars on the neck, khuti on the ears, nagmori, bahuta, and pahuchi on the arms, Aithi, churiya on the wrist, and Bindi on the forehead, these women radiate a profound devotion for Chhattisgarh Mahatari. The atmosphere came alive with the resonant tunes of Chhattisgarhi folk songs like “Haye Dara Lor Gay Hey Re…”, “Mahua Jhare Re….” compelling everyone to dance and embrace their cultural legacy. The event commenced with the dignified hoisting of the Indian flag by the Indian High Commissioner, Mr. Vikram Doraiswami, followed by a collective rendition of the national anthem. The event witnessed a robust turnout, symbolising the community’s strong connection to its roots.

Chhattisgarh’s stalls shine at Overseas Expo

NRIs and expats from Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Gujarat, and Tamil Nadu showcased their heritage at the expo. Among them, Chhattisgarh’s stall stole the spotlight. The Chhattisgarh Peoples Association highlighted the state’s tourism, resources, and investment potential with a video promoting Chhattisgarh tourism as well. India’s High Commissioner visited the Chhattisgarh stall, captivated by its natural splendour.

Chhattisgarh’s art garnered an enthusiastic response

A mesmerising array of Chhattisgarh’s art, including Tussar Silk Sarees, Sopa, Kosa Sarees, Bastar Dhokhra, and more, captured attention and admiration. The exquisite display also featured terracotta crafts, wood and bamboo crafts, and food items like badi and ‘Dahi Wali Mirchi’. The Chhattisgarh Peoples Association was instrumental in informing visitors about the state’s unique coffee and tea. Leaflets detailing Chhattisgarh’s tourist hotspots were distributed, enhancing attendees’ understanding. They expressed their heartfelt gratitude to Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, the CG Tourism Board, and the Public Relations Department for their pivotal roles in supporting the program.