At least 2,000 Hindus from all over the nation gathered for the second iteration of the annual Hindu Cultural Day today in Nairobi to celebrate their unity, variety, and national integration.
The chief guest, Indian High Commissioner to Kenya Virander Paul, addressed the crowd during the event’s ceremonial launch and urged residents to join Hindus in celebrating their 75 years of freedom and the relationship between the two nations.
“The two countries share a history of friendship during both good and bad times,” he said.
Due to a Covid pandemic last year, the event was cancelled. Despite the circumstances, the Hindu community took advantage of the opportunity to donate more than Sh100million to help Kenyans who had been afflicted by the sickness.
As a result, mobile health clinics were subsequently developed, allowing the most disadvantaged people of the society to get both help and much-needed medical care.
Hindu traditions and cultures have influenced Kenya’s history, as seen by the use of Hindu costumes in national celebrations like weddings and the inclusion of traditional Hindu dances in high-end conferences and events where they are performed to amuse both foreign and domestic attendees.
The two-day celebrations highlights everything that is Hindu, from Indian foods to traditional games, traditional medicines, traditional apparel, traditional music and arts, as well as religious and traditional songs and dances. Yoga, the world’s most popular spiritual and health sport, is also included.
Over 25 representatives of the local administration are anticipated to attend the evening’s cultural activities and sports today when the celebration comes to an end.