Photo Gallery
First Secretary Mr. Gangadhar Panda welcoming the guests at the Diwali celebrations, hosted at the Embassy Residence on October 26.
Invocation Song by Mr. Satish Bhatia.
Welcome Remarks by Ambassador Dr. S. Jaishankar.
Dr. Rajan Natarajan, Deputy Secretary of State of Maryland handing over a special proclamation from the Governor of Maryland H.E. Mr. Martin O'Malley to Deputy Chief of Mission, Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu.
Speech on the significance of Diwali, Mr. Falin Patel, BAPS SwaminarayanTemple
Durga Dance (Odyssey style) by Ms Jayantee Paine Ganguly, Director, Konark Dance School and Ms Nirlipta Dixit, Senior Dancer, Konark Dance School.
Guests in attendance.
Ambassador Dr. S. Jaishankar with the artists.
Rendering of Hindi songs by Ms Deeti Majumdar (vocal), Mr. Krushana Majumdar (vocal) accompanied by Mr. Ganesh Jagtap, Rythmist on tabla.
Vote of Thanks by Mr. Ghanshyam Gupta, President, United Hindu and Jain Temples (UHJT).
Jagadaananda Kaarka, Kuchipudi Dance Drama by students of Samskrithi Art Academy. Dance choregraphy by Ms Swathi Kandadai, Artistic Director, Samskrithi Art Academy and Mr. Srinivas Kandadai, Artistic Director, Samskrithi Art Academy.