The event is being organized ? ?to further honor the ancestral ties which have always existed between India and Mauritius. Through this concert the Indo-Mauritian bond is being showcased, and focus is on the Mauritian Tamilian diaspora which is gradually flourishing.?
Adi Sankara Peruman a Mauritian Vocal Carnatic artist, and a Senior Lecturer and Head of Department of Indian Music and Dance at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute in Mauritius will be performing at the occasion. Several imminent personalities will grace the function including diplomats stationed in Delhi and other officials.
The Tamil community in Mauritius, ever since its first immigrants came from the Port of Madras during the French colonization in 1727, has been growing. Today, there are more than 125 temples (Kovils) in Mauritius, dedicated to different Deities such Murugan, Shakti and Siva.
The aim of this concert is to consolidate the existing ties of the Tamil Diaspora between the two countries. It also aims at promoting cultural exchange and experience-sharing between musicians of the community. This concert is also being organized in the context of the celebration of the 180th anniversary of the arrival of the Indian Immigrants in Mauritius.