India’s envoy to Belgium holds get-to-know reception

September 11th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS  

Pranab Mukherjee Brussels, Sep 11 (IANS) The new Indian ambassador to the European Union and Belgium, Dinkar Khullar, has held a get-to-know reception for the Indian community here.

Khullar, who arrived here only last week, noted that India enjoys a positive image in Europe and that Indians are considered to be hard working and law-abiding people.

He informed the gathering at the Indian embassy Monday that a major arts festival on India called Europalia will be held in Belgium next year, the EuAsiaNews reported Tuesday.

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee is expected to inaugurate the event, which will begin Oct 3, 2013 and end Jan 26, 2014.

Khullar urged the Indian community in Belgium to come up with initiatives and ideas to make this festival a great success.

Khullar will present his credentials to the Belgian government and the EU in the coming weeks.

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