Taiwan Government to celebrate Diwali in their country, Govt wants to boost ties with India

Diwali is just a few days away from its pace and the people can’t just wait for the moment to open the seal of firecrackers’ box to light crackers on a special day. 

This Diwali, Taiwan is going to host a mega celebration which is sponsored by the Taiwanese government and government representatives will attend the celebration. The celebration of Diwali will be held in the Taiwanese capital Taipei and is hosted by the Taipei India Music and Culture Center and the Indians in Taiwan group. Taiwanese Deputy Foreign Minister Tien Chung Kwang will participate in the celebrations.

Recently, engagement between India and Taiwan has increased in terms of societal interaction. Relations between the two Asian democracies have significantly improved since the mid-1990s when the two sides established informal ties.

On the occasion of the Taiwan National Day, strong support was seen in India, angering the Chinese Embassy. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen tweeted a message adding that the nation was “lucky to be home to many Indian restaurants & Taiwanese people love them.”

She also disclosed her own favourite dishes and the beverage that she loves when she comes to India.

President Ing-wen disclosed that she always prioritises chana masala and naan when it comes to eating Indian food.

“I always go for chana masala and naan, while #chai always takes me back to my travels in #India, and memories of a vibrant, diverse & colourful country,” she tweeted while posting an image of thaali with a cup of tea next to it.

The heightened societal interaction comes even as China has been aggressive with both India and Taiwan this year. With India, the real line of control was the worst Chinese construction while with Taiwan, Chinese jets crossed the middle line of the Taiwan Strait which separates Taiwan from China.

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.