A photography exhibition on “Indian cultural vestiges in Vietnam” has opened at the headquarters of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in New Delhi on February 8.

Vietnamese Ambassador to India Nguyen Thanh Tan and representatives from the Indian Ministry of External Affairs and ICCR attended the opening ceremony.

The 7-day exhibition showcases 50 photographs of temples, towers and idols under Champa dynasty.

The photos were taken by Geetesh Sharma, President of the India-Vietnam Solidarity Committee in the state of West Bengal , and Kusum Jain, General Secretary of the committee. They are also the organisers of the exhibition.

During the last 40 years, Sharma has arranged a number of activities to support Vietnamese people’s past struggles for independence as well as the country’s current development.

The exhibition aims to boost the younger generation’s understanding of the two countries’ cultural similarity, and tighten Vietnam and India’s relations, he said.

Chairman of the People’s Committee of central Da Nang city Van Huu Chien has sent a letter to show his appreciation and congratulate Sharma on the exhibition, which he says contributes to the traditional ties between Vietnam and India .

Chien said he hopes Sharma will continue his effort to intensify relations between Da Nang city and Indian partners.-VNA