The Seychellois public joined tourists to the islands to have the chance to taste a variety of authentic Indian dishes and experience India in a fun and food fair in Victoria. This fair was part of the Seychelles-India Day Celebrations for this year. The official opening of the fair was held a few hours prior to the launch of the five-day event.
Attending the opening was the Designated Minister Vincent Meriton; Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St.Ange; Ramu Pillay, the Chairman of the Seychelles-India Day Celebrations Committee; H.E. Sanjay Panda, the Indian High Commissioner in Seychelles; members of the Seychelles-India Day Celebrations committee and of the Indian Association; and other guests.
Minister St.Ange said the Seychelles-India Day Celebrations event was just a dream once, but it is an event which marks the culture in the island's tourism industry.
“This was a success and an annual cultural event which our people look forward to," Minister St.Ange added.
During the opening ceremony, those who took part in a photography competition, which was organized as part of the 2015 Seychelles-India Day celebrations, were rewarded.
Apart from the many food stalls, there were others selling clothes, jewelry, crafts, and other items.
Indian artists also performed at the fair along with an Indian navy band that is in Port Victoria.
This year Seychelles celebrated its 3rd edition of their annual Seychelles-India Day Celebrations.