Rangoli 2012: Celebrating 65th Anniversary of Russian-Indian Diplomatic Relations
To celebrate the 65th anniversary of Russian-Indian diplomatic relations Tver State Medical Academy, Embassy of India in Moscow and Indian students of Tver State Medical Academy organized the annual festival of the Indian culture Rangoli-2012 on April 20, 2012 in the premises of TverSMA.
The event was attended by 500 guests, including Governor of the Tver Region Mr. A.V. Shevelev, Ambassador of India to Russia H.E. Mr. Ajai Malhotra and Rector of Tver State Medical Academy Prof. M.N. Kalinkin, and many other reputed persons who contribute to development of Russian-Indian educational and cultural ties.
First medical students from India arrived to Tver 50 years ago. Since that time Tver State Medical Academy has become the university of first choice for young Indians who wish to study medicine in Russia. At present TverSMA has the maximum number of Indian students among all universities of the Russian Federation.
The Rector of Tver State Medical Academy Prof. M.N. Kalinkin and the Ambassador of India to Russia H.E. Mr. Ajai Malhotra had a fruitful professional meeting before beginning of the cultural program. Cooperation in the fields of science, education and culture was discussed during the meeting with participation of the representatives of the academy administration and members of the Indian delegation.
The main event on April 20 was complemented by Qawwali concert on April 19, 2012, which was jointly organized by Tver State Medical Academy and the Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Centre of the Embassy of India in Moscow.
Photo: Ambassador Ajai Malhotra and Mrs Ira Malhotra with Indian students of Tver State Medical Academy