We, Working Committee of Namaste India solicit your favorable understanding that we could not help, but hold final decision of carrying on Namaste India2014 till 10 days before the scheduled dates, due to Dengue Fever issue spreading over the nation.
When the Dengue Fever issue has been revealed on the news front of mass media, we were of course one of all who were in a mess, however operation task forces have been carried out effectively in various level, such as central government, municipals, local prefecture bodies. Now media news is going to take stance that it is desirable to take rather defensive measure with reasonable knowledge on the fever than worry excessively.
This kind of phenomena will not be exceptional case and will not be unavoidable in future, too taking consideration into account, as such tropicalized climate change, economic development, international culture mix and etc.
Please be advised that the area where Namaste India is going to hold is called B-zone of Yoyogi Park. It is different from Yoyogi Park called as A-zone where it is restricted area because of Dengue Fever mosquito.
Y-Park B is out of the blocked area and no warning is issued from the beginning and hence the organizations of both, Tokyo Municipal office and Health Department are permitting us for use of the Yoyogi Park B-zone.
This is 22nd Namaste India with very wide range and profound program. It is very important opportunity once a year to gain information of India in wide range.
Tasting Indian cuisine, shopping of handcrafts, garments etc., entrance free dancing and music performances on the stage, seminars at 2 locations for Indian philosophy, culture, history, lectures, yoga and fork art by special guests from India and etc. and etc. are involved in the program.
Due to Dengue Fever issue, it is being told that Namaste India will be the first event at the Yoyogi Park B-zone.
We wholeheartedly desire and pray for god to receive successful numbers of visitors, for sake of other international festivals, too following to Namaste India.
Namaste India Working Committee