The program in India has received the support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Culture of Russia, the Russian Embassy in India, the Indian Embassy in Russia, the Consulate General of Russia in Mumbai, the representations of Rossotrudnichestvo (Russian Houses in New Delhi and Mumbai), the Trade Representation of Russia in India, the Russian Export Centre in India, the Business Council for Cooperation with India, Russia, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
According to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Russian sherpa at BRICS Sergey Ryabkov, “the projects and events implemented by the RPO “BRICS. World of Traditions”, contribute to forming a diversified network of partnerships and friendly ties between the states of the «five», as well as stimulate rising increase of the public opinion in the multilateral cooperation in the form of the grouping”.
The principal goals and objectives of the Indian program include the unification of people, cities and educational institutions of Russia and India via joint realization of projects in the realms of culture, art, enlightenment, education, twin-city ties, charity as well as business cooperation.
As a result, cultural-educational and business tracks have been formed featuring the participation of Indian schoolchildren, students, young people, academics, public figures, businessmen, entrepreneurs, as well as Russian compatriots living in India.
The program will be presented at the expanded press conference in New Delhi, December 12th, organized together with the Confederation of Young Leaders, New Delhi.
Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of India Denis Alipov, the Trade Commissioner of the Russian Federation in the Republic of India Alexander Rybas, the Head of the Russian House in New Delhi Oleg Osipov, as well as the Chairman of Delhi Public Schools Society V.K. Shunglu and Chairperson of the Managing Committee of DPS, Dwarka, Dr. Kiran Datar are invited as Guests of Honor.
The educational block includes implementing an important project aimed at moral upbringing of the young generation on the basis of studying, preserving, and popularizing the ideas of non-violence of two of its apologists Leo Tolstoy and Mahatma Gandhi.
The main aims of the project are to create and develop “Russian-Indian cultural and educational centre of Mahatma Gandhi and Leo Tolstoy” (further – Centre) on the basis of the famous Delhi Public School, Dwarka and to establish friendly and educational ties between this school and State budgetary education institution of Moscow “School ? 1409», resting upon the Treaty of cooperation arranged to be signed December 13th at School, Dwarka.
The first step to this event was the action of memory in honor of Mahatma Gandhi that was held by the students of Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) nearby his monument in Moscow on the birthday of the philosopher-humanist and the International non-violence day on December 2nd, which culminated in laying floral wreaths.
For the sake of emotional and moral support of orphan children, the exhibition of young artists and designers from Moscow will be held at the Russian House in Mumbai (the representation of Rossotrudnichestvo in Mumbai). The artists are going to give their works as gifts to the Indian Charity organization for protection of slum children in the realm of the peace-making action “Children to Children”
Together with the Pune scientists, the International Research Conference dedicated to the 75th Anniversary of Indian Independence will be organised with Snehavardhan Research Institute, Pune, along with the Indian educational organisation Rayat Shikshan Sanstha at S.M.Joshi College, Pune.
The presentation of the research and enlightening program by radio Sputnik, part of the international media agency “Rossiya Segodnya”, podcast “Learnt Cat” is expected. The purposes of the podcast include popularizing Russian science in India, realizing partnership programs with major universities and research institutions of Russia and India that make public prominent and unique research projects, as well as reviving the prestige and popularity of scientists of the two countries.
Within the framework of the business track of the program the top-ranking officials of the Union “Chamber of Trade and Industry of the Samara region” are planning to hold the presentation of the city of Samara, Russia, as well as to discuss the initiative of establishing twin-city partnership between Samara and Pune, India, during the negotiations with the Administration of Pune, which is relevant nowadays when Russia and India especially need to develop mutually beneficial and solid partnership in different spheres including twin-city relations.
For the sake of developing Russian export to India, in the Russian House of New Delhi, on the basis of the office of the Russian Export Center in India, Mumbai, and the World Trade Center of the city of Pune will host business events reserved for diversified business missions and presentation of quality products, goods and technologies from Russian enterprises of the food industry, agriculture and agricultural engineering, metallurgy interested in establishing partnerships with Indian business structures.
The organizers of the events of the Business Track will be the Union “Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Samara Region”, which conducts extensive international trade and economic activities in a number of countries.
The cultural and educational events in Mumbai and Pune, state of Maharashtra, will be held with active assistance and participation of the Consul General of Russia in Mumbai Alexei Surovtsev, as well as the Head of Russian Export Centre in India Timur Vekilov and the Head of Russian House in Mumbai Elena Remizova.
The Indian leg of Program will end on December 20 with colourful fireworks on December 20 in Pune, which will become a festive symbol of unfading friendship between our peoples, a sign of successful bilateral cooperation in various fields.
Launching the Program, its manager, President of the RPO “BRICS. World of Traditions” Lyudmila Sekacheva, giving an interview to the journal “International Affairs”, emphasized that “The Program starting in India is aimed at supporting moral and physical state of people, saving their cheerfulness, resilience and humanitarianism, and it will become a truly Program of Life, which will contribute to the cause of developing healthy five-lateral relations between the peoples of BRICS countries”.
It is planned to hold its final Presentation at the Embassy of the Republic of India in the Russian Federation, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation), People’s Friendship University? of Russia and other Russian and Indian universities.