Mumbai ,By Kabir Ali
The Russian Consul General in Mumbai yesterday celebrated their National Day with lots of funfair and grandeur at the Regal Room, Hotel Trident, Mumbai. The event was attended by eminent dignitaries, celebrities and socialites. To name a few – Bollywood Actors Jackie Shroff, Vindu Dara Singh, Rajeev Paul, Mamta Raja & Alexx O’Neil, Neeita Bhonsle (Jewelry Designer), Dr. Rishikesh & Rishma Pai (Leading IVF specialists), Mr & Mrs.Pule Malefane (Consul General of South Africa), Mr. Gul Kriplani (Honorary Consul of Ireland) , Mr. Dilip Dandekar (Honorary Consul of Mongolia), Mr. Kiran Shantaram, Mr. Sumeet Malik (Chief Protocol Secretary, GoM), Mr. Viay Kalantri (Chairman AIAI), Mr. Kamal Mororka (Ex-Cabinet Minister), Mr. Ranjitsinh Mohite Patil (Ex.MP) and many others.
On the occasion, the Russian Consul General of Russia in Mumbai Mr. Alexy Novikov said, “I am happy to host our National Day event today and invite you all for an all-Russian traditional cuisine and costume funfair. I am sure coming times will see a more vibrant trade and economic interaction between the two major BRICS nations. Russia and India have interesting past and now a prospective future as global economic players.”
The function highlight was playing of the two countries national anthems followed by speeches of the dignitaries, the 500 plus guests then enjoyed the authentic Russian cuisine served in traditional Russian costumes which created an all-Russian ambiance in Mumbai.