Nisha Tandon, OBE, Executive Director of ArtsEkta talked about the three year Sanskriti project and exhibition.
The contribution of the Indian community in Northern Ireland through trade, migration and cultural rites of passage is something which the Indian community is proud of. This has given Indian people living in Northern Ireland a greater sense of their rich heritage, and of belonging, making Northern Ireland a better place to live, work and visit.
Having explored and developed our shared history, the Indian community now has a greater sense of awareness of the proud contribution they have made in Northern Ireland. Through heritage-based activities, attitudes have changed and this has promoted community cohesion and a greater awareness and understanding of the Indian community in any area of Northern Ireland they are currently living, or have lived.
Sanskriti Exhibition at PRONI
The 'Sanskriti' Exhibition will be on display at PRONI from 26 February - 5 April 2018. This exhibition developed and designed by ArtsEkta, in collaboration with members of the Indian Community in Northern Ireland, displays a range of artefacts, images and information about different aspects of Indian culture and the experiences of Indian migrants to Northern Ireland.