Commemorating 70 years of the Indo-Russia ties, an event was held in India, seeking to expose the youth with the dynamic opportunities of cooperation between the two countries.
The programme, inaugurated at the Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra, was organised by the Ministry of External Affairs (Eurasia Division) and the International Federation of Indo-Russian Youth Clubs.
"India-Russia diplomatic relations have completed 70 years of successful partnership. As part of the celebrations, International Federation of Indo-Russian Youth Clubs jointly with BRICS International Forum presented a programme -- 'Vision for Future'," according to a statement from the Information Department of the Russian Embassy here.
A Russian delegation is also visiting India as part of the 70th year celebrations, and some of them interacted with media this evening.
Chairperson of the National Youth Council in Moscow, Grigory Petushkov said, "India and Russia have long-standing ties. And, art and culture and films have connected the countries for decades."
"People in Russia, think of India as a land of huge culture and history, and that is a strategic partner of our country," he said.
Olympic gold medallist Tatyana Romanovna Lebedeva said she was happy to experience the culture of India, and that her spiritual guru had even given her a Sanskrit nickname.
Purnima Anand, president of the BRICS International Forum and International Federation of Indo-Russian Youth Clubs, who moderated the interaction at the Information Department of the Russian Embassy, pitched for further deepening ties of the two countries.
Source: Outlook India