On the gracious occasion, Parichay Sahitya Parishad honoured late Ambassador Alexander M. Kadakin with the posthumous its Maitri (Friendship) Award. Mr. Fedor Rozovskiy, Director, Russian Centre of Science and Culture, duly accepted the Award.
The distinguished guests participating in the event were Dr. Kusum Ansal, renowned writer, Dr. Suresh Rituparn, Director, K.K. Birla Foundation, Mr. Laxmi Shanker Vajpai, Mr. Om Prakash, True Media, Ms. Urmil Satyabhushan, President, Parichay Sahitya Parishad, Mr. Fedor Rozovskiy, Director, RCSC, and others.
The elite gathering comprised a fair number of Hindi writers, poets, critics, journalists, students and others.
The function started with the release of the latest issue of True Media periodical totally devoted to Ms. Urmil Satyabhushan.
This was followed by a media presentation by the Russian language Teacher Ms. Anju Mehta on eminent Russian writers, novelists, poets and travellers, who made memorable visit to India. They included Afanasy Nikitin, the Russian traveller of the 14th century, Konstantin Balmont, Russian symbolist poet and translator of the Silver Age of Russian poetry, Vissarion Belinsky, Russian literary critic, Ivan Yefremov, Soviet palaeontologist, science fiction author and social thinker, Vasily Vereshchagin, famous Russian artist, Anna Pavlova, Russian prime ballerina of the late 19th century and early 20th century and principal artist of the Imperial Russian ballet, and Ivan Minayev, first Russian Indologist.
In his address, Mr. Fedor Rozovskiy proudly recalled the three-decades-long creative and meaningful cooperation between the RCSC and the Parichay Sahitya Parishad, and underlined the valuable contributions of Ms. Urmil Satyabhushan. He referred to the notable achievements of the Parishad, including the successful launching of several books to their credit. Mr. Rozovskiy said that the joint activities resulted in promoting classics of Russian literature and renowned men of letters of Russia to Indian readers and introducing Hindi poets, writers, novelists and others to the Russian people.
The distinguished Hindi poets, writers, novelists, translators, critics and journalist were presented with mementos and shawls in recognition to their literary contributions.