August 9, 2007.
Indian Ambassador felicitated by India-Polish Cultural Committee
Warsaw, Aug 9, INEPNEXT -- Outgoing Indian ambassador to Poland, Anil Wadhwa was warmly felicitated here for his great contribution for promoting Indian culture during his term of three and half years.
In a function organised by the Indian Polish Cultural Committee(IPCC) last week, speaker after peaker spoke of Wadhwa\'s pro-active stance in highlightening the various aspects of Indian culture, be it music, dance, painting or literature.
Umesh Nautiyal, the president of the IPCC mentioned that Ambassador Wadhwa brought more than 50 group of artists from India during his term of office which was unparalleled in the history of Indo-Polish relations.
If on the one hand maestros like Hari Prasad Chaurasiya and Shahid Pravez came to perform in Polish towns, writers like Janusz Krzyzowski and Surender Bhutani brought the translations of Mir, Ghalib, Firaq and Faiz for the Polish readers.
\"This all could take place because the ambassador gave a very genuine support\" said J.J.Singh, the secretary-general of Indian Association in Poland.
He lauded Wadhwa\'s efforts to promote the rights of the Indian community, \"particularly in establishing a Gurudwara in Warsaw, which is the only Gurudwara in Eastern Europe\".
Writers Krzyzowski and Surender Bhutani thanked the ambassador for his patronage of promoting Urdu literature.
\"The future generations will marvel on your role and will be surprised to know that Urdu ghazal was rooted in Polish soil with your blessings.”
“Art and literature constantly needs the support of a great patron like you otherwise most of our work would have remained as unpublished manuscripts\" added Bhutani.
In his reply Wadhwa said, \" I am leaving a big part of my heart here in Poland and I will always cherish the warmth of the Indian community and the Polish people who always stood with me in all the activities.
\"In a sense both the IPCC and Indian Association are the real ambassadors and they have to constantly work and promote Indian culture.\"
Inderneel Mukherjee, the famous Indian singer who specially came here to sing on the occasion, charmed the audience.
It was the first occasion for the Polish audience to listen the old hits of 1950s and 1960s.