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Photo exhibition dedicated to 66th anniversary of victory over fascism

Tuesday, 10 May 2011 08:56

     The Inauguration of a Photo Exhibition “The Great Victory Day”, dedicated to the 66th Anniversary of Victory over Fascism in the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945), and the start of the “St. George Ribbon Campaign”, were organized at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC), 24, Ferozeshah Road, on May 06, 2011.

Mr. S. S. Chaman and Mr. Jasbir Nischal, Secretary-General, and Secretary, respectively, of the Indian Association of Friendship with Foreign Countries, Ms. Purnima Anand, General-Secretary, International Association of Indo-Russian Youth Clubs, Mr. Gadzhi M. Akhmedov and Ms. Yelena Shtapkina, Deputy Directors of the RCSC, participated in the function, attended by an elite gathering, including a fair number of Russian Compatriots.

The photo exhibition depicting pictures on different facets of the Great Patriotic War, reminded the viewers of the crucial lesson on the impact over its terrible horrors and disasters.

Meeting on the eve of the memorable Victory Day on May 9, Mr. Gadzhi M. Akhmedov, Deputy Director, RCSC, recalled with great reverence the supreme sacrifice made by the people of the erstwhile Soviet Union and the Red Army in World War II, which to the Russia people was the Great Patriotic War for valid reasons. He noted that the magnificent victory liberated mankind from the menace of Nazism and fascism heralding the world to a new era.

With reference to the traditional St. George Ribbon Campaign launched all over Russia ahead of May 9 Victory Day celebrations, Mr. Akhmedov pointed out that tens of thousands of Ribbons have been distributed to each region. Starting from April 22, Russia will see a particular orange and black stripped ribbon appearing on cars, posters, bags, purses, etc. The ribbon consists of a bi-colour pattern with 3 black and 2 orange strips, Mr. Akhmedov added.

Several St. George Ribbons were distributed among the gathering who received them with great reverence in memory of the Victory Day.

Acknowledging the outstanding victory won by Allied Forces over the Axis Powers in World War II, Mr. S. S. Chaman, Secretary-General, Indian Association of Friendship with Foreign Countries, said that it was largely thanks to the heroic deeds of the USSR that the world humanity was relieved from the threat of Nazism and clutches of fascism. He made an observation of how the movement of “Friends of the Soviet Union” was established in India at the initiative of Jawaharlal Nehru, and also referred to the Soviet support and solidarity on India’s freedom struggle. Mrs. Purnima Anand and Mr. Jasbir Nischal spoke on the occasion paying homage to those who sacrificed their lives at the altar of service to their nations during the Great Patriotic War.

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