The event took place April 18, 2018 with the support from the Embassy of India and the Nehru Cultural Center. It was held within the framework of the Reading in Humanities and was timed to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and India.
The honorary guests came from the Embassy of India, the Hindustani Samadj Association, Russian-Indian Friendship Society DISHA, Brahmos joint venture, “BRICS. The World of Traditions” regional organization, the Academy of Russian Language Arts and AMRIT Indian Cultural Center.
The Conference was accompanied by an exhibition of India-inspired artwork by the students of Art-Design Center and the College of Humanities of RSUH.
Vice-Rector Pavlenko gave a welcome speech in which she said that RSUH had always been the center of definite interest toward Indian culture coupled with the study of Hindi at the International Center of South Asia and the School of International Relations under the major “Asian Studies”.
Mr. Balasubramaniam, Miniser Plenipotentiary, said in the welcoming speech that many Indian students express a high interest towards studying Russian language, culture and traditions and conversely, the Indian Council for Cultural Relations has programs for Russian students studying Hindi. The Embassy of India organizes thematic conferences jointly with Russian universities.
The official part also included a presentation of three books published in 2018 under the sponsorship of the Embassy of India:
“From the Volga to the Ganges” (collected research works)
“Seven decades of relations between Russia and India” (materials of the round table carried out April 13, 2017 at RSUH)
“Indian heart in Russian colors” (Indian poetry translated by some students from the Nehru Center)
Presentations were made by leading Indology experts from St.-Petersburg State University, MSU, Kazan Federal University, RSUH and others. The topics covered were Russian-Indian relations in all fields, including education.