Fifth International Sitar Festival was held at St Petersburg on 26-29 Oct 2012. The Consulate supported the Festival. This was organised by the St Petersburg, Committee of Culture; Roerich's Family Museum Institute, St Petersburg. The event was co-sponsored by M/s Tandoori Nights, St Petersburg & M/s Darbar Restaurant, Moscow. Mr. Shahid Parvez Khan, famous Sitar player from India participated in the festival. Apart from his performances in the Festival, he had workshops on Sitar. The Russian audience was mesmerized by his performances. The Consulate hosted Bharatnatyam workshop by Ms. Senia Lorense, in which more than 40 Indian classical dance students participated. Please click here for more photographs.