Indian expatriates from Lyon get together for the Biennale des associations festival in Villeurbanne
From walking on the ramp in saris to dance performances, the Indians living in Lyon put on quite a show on Sunday at the Biennale des associations de Villeurbanne. The Association de L’Inde Lyonnaise, an association made up of Indian expatriates, was one of the 295 associations that participated in the festival this year.
The secretary general of the association, Haru Mehra, declared: âWe decided to participate in this event with a theme on Saree and Dance, to spread the taste of India in the Lyon region after having discussed with a group of committed volunteers.
The Biennial of Associations was held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. inside the walls of the Town Hall of Villeurbanne.
Association president Rama Kumble, who works for an Indian IT company in France, said: Saris from India ‘. Indian group dance represented different dances of India and on the last day Indian women exceeded all expectations by putting on the best show ever experienced by the local French and Indian community in a very long time â.
A stand has also been set up by the Indian association so that residents can try on saris and click on selfies.
“This is the first time that we are participating in the Biennale des associations event but allow me to guarantee that it is not the last because it is the best platform to make France aware of the rich diversity of Indian fashion, culture and music, âMehra says.