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Hindu community in Kenya marks cultural diversity with festival

Aug 24, 2022 06:56:33 AM

The second edition of the annual Hindu cultural day was recently marked in Nairobi and brought together over two thousand Hindus from across the country to celebrate their unity, diversity and national integration. Last year, the event was not.

commemorated due to Covid19 restrictions. However, the Hindu community responded in kind through donations and support amounting to over KShs 100 million to Kenyans affected by the pandemic.

The tradition and culture of Hindus has become an integral part of Kenya’s history especially through the adoption of Hindu attires in Kenyan weddings. Traditional Hindu dances have also become part of Kenya’s high end conferences and events performed to entertain international and local guests.

Speaking during the official opening of the event, the chief guest Dr Virander Paul India’s High Commissioner to Kenya called on Kenyans to join Hindus in the celebrating their 75 years of independence which symbolizes

the depth and bond of friendship between India and Kenya.

Hindus run the most successful generational business in Kenya some of which are in the third and fourth generation families.

The two day event showcased everything Indian ranging from the world’s most embraced spiritual and health sport, Yoga which has gained prominence in Kenya, Indian food, traditional games, medicines, attire, music and arts, religious songs and dances.

During the event, the National Chairman of Hindu Council of Kenya, Kamal Gupta took the opportunity to unveil a multi million mobile clinic meant to support the vulnerable in the community.

This was realized with the help of the Indian High Commission to Kenya and other well wishers and have been in our plans,” he said.

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