Two festivals, one resounding beat

Dressed in a sari, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu joins a male dancer to perform the ancient folk dance Karagattam at the Yuhua Community Club yesterday. The dance, popular in the villages of rural India, was part of a joint celeb
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Dressed in a sari, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu joins a male dancer to perform the ancient folk dance Karagattam at the Yuhua Community Club yesterday.

The dance, popular in the villages of rural India, was part of a joint celebration for Chinese New Year and Pongal, organised by the community club's Indian Activity Executive Committee.

Pongal is a harvest festival celebrated mainly in southern India.

The event was aimed at fostering interracial understanding among residents.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 14, 2016, with the headline 'Two festivals, one resounding beat'. Print Edition | Subscribe