New Delhi celebrated Russian Diplomat’s Day 2019
On February 7, pupils of the kindergarten and Russian Embassy school congratulated the Embassy staff members with colorful drawings, opening an exhibition “Diplomats in the service of Peace”.
On February 8, Russian Embassy school held thematic “class hours” called “Let's talk about diplomacy”, during which senior staff of the Embassy told pupils about the history and features of Russian diplomatic service.
A special place in the series of solemn events was taken by the school pupils visiting the Embassy museum dedicated to the outstanding Russian diplomat Alexander M. Kadakin, as well as laying flowers at a memorial plaque on Alexander Kadakin Street in New Delhi.
Children sports games held on the sports ground of the Embassy were timed for the holiday.
The piano concert by the famous Russian pianist Irina Shkurindina on February 8 became the culmination of the festivities. The artist performed classical works of world music luminaries: S.V.Rachmaninov, V.Mozart, F.Shopen and J.Gershvin. The musical evening was attended by the leadership of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, ambassadors of the BRICS and CIS countries, veterans of Indian diplomacy, representatives of the scientific and cultural elite, Russian teachers from leading Indian universities, as well as staff of the Russian diplomatic mission and compatriots.
The embassy joined the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Internet rally, marking up all the notes about the events dedicated to the Diplomat’s Day in its official accounts in social networks (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) with the hashtags #DiplomatsDay and #Immemoriam.
The holiday received wide media coverage – a special supplement was published on February 11 in the Indian Express and Financial Express newspapers on key aspects of bilateral and international cooperation between Moscow and New Delhi. On February 8, a special report came on Russian TV channel Ren-TV for the Diplomat’s Day, which included an interview with the Ambassador of Russia to India H.E. Mr Nikolay R. Kudashev, and on February 9 TV channel Russia-1 and Russia-24 within the program “News with Sergey Brilev” showed a report prepared by a correspondent in New Delhi about the life of the Russian diplomatic mission in India.