First stage of 5th International Sitar Festival: On the museum night (over 70 museums organized special programmes for their visitors) i.e. 19-20th May 2012, the Roerich Family Museum-Institute organized the first stage of 5th International Sitar Festival at the House of Youth on the Vassilevsky island at St. Petersburg. Every year the Roerich Family Museum-Institute tries to attract the people of St. Petersburg towards the Indian culture. On this night, over 20 groups of different styles presented variety of songs, dances as well as played instrumental music on the museum night. The concert was inaugurated by the Consul General on 19 May 2012. The Concert was continued from 2100 hours to 0230 hours of 20 May 2012. The artist for the second stage will be selected from the first stage performances. The concert was held with the support of the Consulate General of India, St. Petersburg.