Indian independence marked
The Indian community and several Russian friends gathered at the residence of the Indian Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Kanwal Sibal, on August 15th to celebrate India’s 60th Independence Day. Entertainment was provided by a choir from the Indian Community School.
The Ambassador hailed the creation of a joint Indian and Russian study group to develop economic and trade relations. The study group held its first meeting at the end of August and is due to present a program for action by the end of the year. The Ambassador read the address to the nation by Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam, which was broadcast the previous evening, before inviting the assembled group, including several military officers, to join him and Mrs. Sibal for refreshments in the residence garden.