On the eve of the 67th Independence Day of India, August 14, at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in New Delhi (24, Ferozeshah road) there was organized a colorful celebration on the occasion.
The RCSC jointly with the Federation of Indo-Russian Youth Clubs, Citizens’ Film Forum and Forum of Indian Photographers & Artists (FIPA) presented a photo exhibition by Russian and Indian photographers "Incredible India" and a Concert by young Indian music and dance performers.
Inaugurating the function Chief guest, Senior Counsellor of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in India, distinguished photographer Mr. Sergey V. Karmalito conveyed his congratulations to all Indian people, saying that ties of friendship between Russia and India traditionally have been strong and dynamically developing.
“It is gratifying that no domestic social or economic shocks or sweeping shifts in the international arena managed to shake the tradition of Russian-Indian friendship. The potential of bilateral trade, economic, scientific, technological and cultural cooperation is far from being tapped fully. There are plenty of opportunities for its substantial build-up and diversification and we must actively work together to search, explore and utilize all new vistas and horizons” – urged Senior Counsellor.
Mr. Aakshat Sinha conveyed his gratitude to the RCSC on behalf of FIPA and Citizens’ Film Forum for organizing the event and expressed eagerness towards future cooperation.
The photo exhibition “Incredible India” comprised over 45 photographs by Russian and Indian photographers, including works by Mr. Sergey V. Karmalito, President of FIPA Mr. Vimal Mehta, and a number of acknowledged Indian photographers, reflecting various aspects of Indian culture and traditions, nature, Indian people, monuments and architecture. The show will be on display till the 25th of August.
The inauguration of the photo exhibition was followed by a Concert by members of the Federation of Indo-Russian Youth Clubs and elite schools of the Indian capital, organized under the regardful control of President of the Federation Mrs. Purnima Anand.