FAREWELL CEREMONY FOR INDIAN STUDENTS DEPARTING TO STUDY IN RUSSIA
On September 18, Siri Fort Auditorium hosted “Sobraniye-2018”, a farewell ceremony for Indian students departing to study in Russia. The function organized by Indo-Russian company Rus Education and the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in New Delhi saw the presence of the Indian diplomats, officials, politicians, members of Indo-Russian friendship societies, alumni of Russian universities, compatriots, entrants, their parents, as well as the representatives of the Embassy of Russia in India.
The Chief Guests of the significant event included H.E. Gen. V.K.Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs, Dr Reena Nayyar, Secretary of the Medical Council of India, Mr Manoj Tiwari, Delhi BJP President, Lt. General Rajvir Singh, Director General of Medical Services at Indian Army, H.E. Mr Nikolay Kudashev, Ambassador of Russia to India, Mr Fyodor Rozovsky, Chief Representative of Rossotrudnichestvo in India.
Minister of State H.E. Gen. V.K.Singh expressed his hope that the forthcoming trip of Indians to Russia will contribute to developing youth contacts and strengthening friendly ties between the two countries. “I would like to wish you success in your studies, especially in learning the Russian language. You will have to be diligent to maintain the prestige of our country”, he said.
H.E. Mr Nikolay Kudashev said: “Russian universities bring together fundamental education and innovative approach towards the challenges of modern times, ensure excellent standards of learning and provide safe and comfortable conditions for the accommodation of students. I believe studying in Russia will bring solid basis to your professional and personal success. Alumni of Russian education institutions work in various ministries, governmental agencies and private companies all over India and abroad. You have a chance to join this glorious family”.
“This year around 2000 Indian students will be enrolled at Russian universities to study medicine and other subjects. They are very lucky because the Russian system of medical education is one of the best in the world, which was highlighted by the leading international organizations, such as the UN, UNESCO and the WHO”, said Mr Fyodor Rozovsky. “100 Indian citizens were selected for scholarship programme, and they will study in our country free of charge”, he emphasized.
During the closing part of the event, the Chief Guests presented the best entrants with the scholarships established by Rus Education in memory of late Ambassador of Russia to India Mr Alexander Kadakin, as well as Mr Abdul Kalam, ex-President of India and a prominent scholar, Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of India.
The event was covered by the television and large local news agencies.