About Us Glimpses of India

Maulana Azad Centre for Indian culture (MACIC) organized, a three days painting competition titled “Glimpses of India Painting Competition” from 12-14 December 2022. The event took place at 8 different places in seven Egyptian Governorates viz Cairo, Giza, Qaloubiya, Sharqiya, Garbiya, Hurghada and Alexandria. The Glimpses of India Painting Competition has been the biggest annual event organised since 1994 by the MACIC, the Cultural arm of the Embassy. The competition was held for the first time in 1994 with the main objective to inculcate interest in India and Indian culture among successive generation of youth in Egypt and thereby promote stronger people to people ties. The event couldn’t be held during 2020 and 2021 due to covid-19 pandemic. The Mission revived the event after a break of two years and organised it at a slightly lower scale compared to 2019 when the event was last held. The Egyptian Ministry of Education extended whole hearted support for the event.

2. Ambassador Mr. Ajit Gupte launched the competition on 12 December 2022 and visited the one of the competition venue Al-Horreya Park in Cairo where 1700 cheerful students from 88 schools enthusiastically participated. Ambassador interacted with the students, teachers and parents. All of them expressed their happiness and told that they are very much influenced India and Indian culture. A total of 4600 enthusiastic students from 431 Egyptian schools in 7 Governorates at 8 different venues participated in three categories i.e. Primary, Middle and Secondary school groups and depicted a wide range of themes related to India’s culture, civilization, tourist destinations and including India-Egypt Relations. A good number of students were seen wearing Indian attires at the competition venues. At one of the venues in Hurghada, a Red Sea Governorate city, the Egyptian students presented scintillating performance on Alisha Chinai’s Made in India Hindi song during painting competition on 14 December 2022. Senior Officials of Ministries of Education in respective Egyptian Governorates also visited at the competition venues to show their support. The award ceremony for the 63 winners of the competition was held on 6 February 2023 at the Gomhouriya Theater, Cairo. Senior Officials of the Egyptian Ministry of Education graced the occasion.