On June 12, 2012, on the occasion of Russia’s National Day, the Russian Embassy in New Delhi hosted a lavish reception. The White Hall saw a gathering of more than thousand guests – influential Indian politicians and public figures, businessmen and officials, cultural and scientific celebrities, activists of Russian-Indian friendship societies, journalists and representatives of Russian companies.
The celebration was attended by numerous diplomats accredited in the Indian capital – Ambassador of Azerbaijan, H.E. Mr Ibragim Hajiev, Ambassador of Armenia, H.E. Mr Ara Hakobyan, Ambassador of Tajikistan, H.E. Mr Saidbeg Saidov, Ambassador of Turkmenistan, H.E. Mr Parakhat Durdyev, Chargé d’Affaires of Belarus Ms Galina Bubnovskaya, Minister-Counsellor of the Kirgiz Embassy Mr Evgeny Kablukov.
H.E. Mr Tejender Khanna, Lieutenant-Governor of Delhi, was the Chief Guest at the National Day.
National anthems of Russia and India were played at the reception. Guests were offered drinks and traditional dishes of Russian cuisine.
Brilliant performance of the girls’ show-orchestra “Tanslu” from Moscow headed by Ms Zoryana Farhutdinova added tone to the entire evening. The concert tour of this unique jazz band, that won the hearts of the guests not only with unusual costumes and memorable hair styles, but also with masterly and distinctive performance, was organized by the Russian Embassy and the representation of Rossotrudnichestvo and sponsored by Rostechnologii.
The artists gave a successful performance at the formal reception in the Russian Embassy and presented a vast programme of tastefully arranged Russian popular songs and Western jazz hits at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in New Delhi. The guests were also treated with popular songs from Indian movies sung in Hindi.
Remarkable performance with amazing mastery created an unforgettable festive atmosphere and drew attention of Indian public to this important date in Russia’s history. The reception at the Russian Embassy and the concert received extensive coverage in local media and became one of the most notable cultural events of the Indian capital.