SHIMLA 04 April:
Russian Ambassador in India Nikolay R. Kudasheva called on Governor Acharya Devvrat at Raj Bhavan, today.
During the meeting with the Russian envoy, the Governor said that India and Russia have good cultural and diplomatic relations over the years. He said that Roerich, who was a strong supporter of ancient Indian tradition and customs, had further strengthened these ties between two countries and finally settled in Kullu district. He added that we have to move forward this thinking and also preserve heritage culture of that time. He suggested to organize International conference or seminars to promote the heritage legacy of Roerich upto the masses. He also emphasized to involve and include dedicated members in Roerich Trust.
Acharya Devvrat also suggested that Aru Swati Sansthan could also be made more functional and we could promote Yoga and traditional seeds through this centre. He said that events and programmes for local children should be organized here so that future generation could understand their heritage and culture which would be helpful in promoting Roerich art. He said that he would make every possible effort in this direction.
He said that Russia could be made a partner in the development of the state by taking advantage of their expertise in agriculture, tourism, education, transport, disaster management and technology.
Russian Ambassador Nikolay thanked the Governor for extending support in developing Roerich Art Gallery and briefed about future activities on their side for the promotion of cultural exchange between two countries.