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Republic Day Reception in Sarajevo, 01 February 2018

Ambassador of India, H.E. Mr. Rahul Chhabra and Mrs. Kavita Chhabra hosted a reception on the occasion of celebrating the 69th Republic Day of India on 1st February, 2018 at Hotel Bristol in Sarajevo.

Mrs. Irena Hadziabdic, President of the Central Election Commission, Mr. Mate Franjicevic, Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations and Mr. Haris Silajdzic, former Member of the Presidency were the Guests of Honour of the function. The event started with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp that was followed by the speech of Ambassador.


Then Mr. Rahul Chhabra appointed Mrs. Selma Muhedinovic, wife of Mr. Haris Silajdzic, former Member of the Presidency and yoga enthusiast and Ms. Razije Mujanovic, basketball player as Brand Ambassadors for the next International Day of Yoga Celebration that will be held in Bosnia and Herzegovina on 23-24 June 2018.


Following the announcement cultural performances enchanted the audience with Indian classical dance and music. Ms. Saumya Shukla, Kathak teacher at ASCC, gave a beautiful Kathak dance performance. Then Pt Rajesh Gangani, Tabla teacher at ASCC and Mr. Zoltan Lantos, violinist played classical Indian music.


The ceremonies were followed by an Indian dinner and lively discussions among the visitors.


Short video of the event on Youtube


More photos are available on GoogleDrive