FROM MOHALI TO ST. PETERSBURG

Monday, 10 September 2018 14:57

A new book “My Journey from Mohali to St. Petersburg” by Ananya Kamboj was presented at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in India on September 6, 2018 in partnership with the BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The event gathered students and teachers from Delhi schools as well as from the Russian Embassy School in India, Russian diplomats, representatives of the International Federation of Indo-Russian Youth Clubs, key figures of BRICS CCI.

The author is a participant of the Football for Friendship Social Program sponsored by Gazprom, which aims to promote youth sports and foster tolerance, respect to other cultures and nations.

A.Kamboj, a young Indian girl, very mature in her sayings, shared her experiences about the trip to Russia on the threshold of the 2018 FIFA Championship described in the book and read fragments from some of its chapters.

Russian Ambassador H.E. Mr Nikolay Kudashev stressed that the Championship was labeled by FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Indian journalists as the best in history and expressed hope that the warmth of personal stories by football fans who visited Russia this year will last long after the referee’s final whistle. Mr B.B.L. Madhukar, Secretary General of BRICS CCI, congratulated Ms Kamboj and said that Ananya’s story promotes Russian-Indian friendship and serves as inspiration for everyone.

Students from various Delhi schools had an opportunity to speak with the author about her journey to Russia.

The program also included a presentation of one of the leading Russian online educational platforms Uchi.ru which launched its subsidiary Dragonlearn in India. This Russian company has been successfully holding BRICSMATH, an online contest aimed at promoting mathematics among youngsters and uniting children of BRICS nations.

The event was covered by Russian and Indian media.

 

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