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13 февраля / 2018

Quiz on Indo-Russian Relations at Delhi University

On February 12, Delhi University hosted a quiz “Druzhba-Dosti 70” devoted to the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and India. Students from ten largest New Delhi universities as well as young diplomats from the Russian Embassy took part in the quiz timed to the Russian Diplomat’s Day

The Principal of St.Stephens College J.Varghese, the Head of the Department of Slavonic and Finno-Ugrian Studies of Delhi University N.Suryanarayan, former Indian Foreign Secretary and Indian Ambassador to Russia K.Raghunath and the Counsellor (Culture) of the Russian Embassy N.M.Mgeladze delivered their welcome speeches to the guests.

The quiz consisted of six rounds and encompassed questions on the history of the establishment of Indo-Russian diplomatic relations as well as the modern development of bilateral interaction. Participants found extremely interesting to answer the questions on biographies and activities of Russian and Indian Ambassadors including late A.M.Kadakin, who passed away on January 26, 2017, in New Delhi and was posthumously awarded Padma Bhushan for the outstanding contribution to the development of ties between the two countries.

The team of Jamia Milia Islamia University has won the quiz, sharing the first place with the team of the Russian Embassy. Assistant professor of Delhi University G.Munjal, organizer of the event, argued that all the participants had shown excellent knowledge of the history and modern state of Indo-Russian cooperation.

Musical and dance performances by the Indian students were part of the event. The Russian diplomats made a pleasant surprise for everybody singing popular Hindi songs.