February 7 the Russian Centre of Science Culture in New Delhi hosted a solemn reception organized jointly with the Russian Embassy in India to mark the opening of the XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi and the Day of Diplomat of the Russian Federation.
The event was attended by heads of six foreign diplomatic missions accredited in India, representatives of the Ministry of External Affairs of India, diplomats and heads of foreign cultural and information centers and institutes, RCSC’s partner NGOs.
At the foyer of the RCSC was displayed an exhibition provided by the Federal Agency “Rossotrudnichestvo” and dedicated to the Winter Olympics – 2014. The exhibition comprised over 50 large-format photographs of Sochi and the new Olympic sports complex: the stadium, ski and bobsleigh tracks, sports facilities for skating, curling, hockey, etc.
At 21:44 by local time, the event participants were invited to join the live broadcast of the Winter Olympics opening ceremony. For this purpose there has been installed special equipment transmitting high-precision digital signal on the wide screen (2x3 meters).
Guests greeted the national Olympic teams with rounds of applause and despite the late hour, with interest and admiration watched the colorful extravaganza on the history of Russia. The hall erupted with plaudits when the official speeches by the administration of the Olympic Organizing Committee were followed by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin declaring the XXII Winter Olympic Games open.
February 11 and 12 the RCSC hosts the Days of the Russian language, also dedicated to the Sochi Olympics. The younger generation of Indians will be invited to participate in thematic quiz, essay and costumes competitions, various art and sports activities, and, of course, to have a look at the photo exhibition, which will be on display till the end of the month.