HAVANA, Jan. 2th The Fashion Show & Gala Dinner organized by the Asian Ladies Association on 30th November 2015 at Hotel Riviera in Havana on the occasion of the 55th Anniversary of the Cuban Women Federation, marked yet another milestone in Asia – Cuba relations.
The evening began with the lighting of the oil lamp by the Secretary General of the Cuban Women Federation and the Chief Guest, Teresa Amarelle Boué, accompanied by dignitaries from the Cuban Government, Dean of the Diplomatic Corps and President of the Asian Ladies Association.
That followed a “welcome dance” presented by a group of Sri Lankan students to bless the audience. Opening the Fashion Show, lady Ambassadors and diplomatic spouses representing 25 countries around the world came on stage and presented an elegant dress parade featuring Asian costumes, which was the first of its kind in Cuba.
The President of the Asian Ladies Association, Ramanika Dissanayake delivering the welcome address, emphasized the significance of “Asia’s Unity in Diversity” in the context of the multi ethnic, multi religious and multi-cultural character of Asia and its peoples.
While thanking the distinguished ladies from Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and Middle East who volunteered to model Asian costumes for a worthy cause in a spirit of unity and solidarity, President of the Asian Ladies Association applauded the Cuban Women Federation’s yeomen services for the socio economic emancipation of Cuban women and women around the world.
The members of the Asian Ladies Association also staged an extended fashion show and showcased contempo
rary dancing acts, rhythms and multi cultural talents. The Fashion Show cum Cultural Extravaganza that continued for nearly 3 hours captivated the audience of over 300 guests throughout.
Of the models who joined the fashion show, the Sri Lankan Saree clad – ladies became the star attraction and were the most elegantly dressed. The finale saw the stunning magical performance by a Cuban Magician and a group dance by all ladies / artists to a rousing standing applause.