External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar along with 58 foreign envoys join ‘Garba’ festivities at Vadodara in Gujarat
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar arrived in Gujarat’s Vadodara city with at least 58 ambassadors and high commissioners to participate in the Navratri festival.
Vadodara, known as the cultural capital of the state, is famous for its ‘garba’ events, which are attended by thousands of people who dance in a synchronised way to music and traditional songs in praise of the goddess.
“Great to see Ambassadors and High Commissioners in Vadodara for the Navratri experience. Look forward to participating in the celebrations tonight,” Jaishankar, a Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat, tweeted on his arrival. He told reporters nearly 58 Ambassadors and High Commissioners have come with him to “enjoy garba tonight”.
“On Sunday, they all will be at Kevadia (to see the Statue of Unity and other attractions) and stay overnight there. This is a great opportunity for them to understand Gujarat,” the External Affairs Minister said.
The festival of Navratri honours the defeat of the demonic Mahishasura and the triumph of good over evil. The 10th day of Sharad Navratri is celebrated as Dussehra or Vijaya Dashami.