On September 19, a solemn event and cultural program was held dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the Russian Center of Science and Culture in Nepal and the 63rd anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and Nepal (RCSC). The event was organized by the Russian Center of Science and Culture.
The festive event in the RCSC in Kathmandu began with the official signing of the agreement on the transfer to the Russian side of the land in Lumbini for the construction of an exact copy of the St. Petersburg Datsan Gunzechoynei.
The grand opening of the event traditionally began with the lighting of the Nepalese lamp by the chief guest of the event Honorable Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nepal, Aleksey A. Novikov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Nepal and Pavel Anatolyevich Shevtsov, Deputy Head of Rossotrudnichestvo.
P.A. Shevtsov congratulated Rossotrudnichestvo on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the RCSC in Kathmandu and told the guests that the agency has about 90 representative offices in more than 80 countries of the world, and that the Russian Center of Science and Culture in Nepal is one of the oldest.
Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali also congratulated the RCSC and addressed the guests with a speech on many years of friendly relations between the Russian Federation and the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.
After the official ceremony, students of the Sushila Arts Academy presented a dance show from traditional Russian and classical Nepalese dances.
The event continued with a festive buffet of traditional Russian dishes. The celebration of the 40th anniversary of the RCSC in Kathmandu brought together more than 200 guests from various fields: artists and cinema, representatives of business circles and cultural intelligentsia, members of partner organizations of the RCSC, Russian compatriots, employees of the Embassies of Russia, China, Israel, Japan, Saudi Arabia and other diplomatic missions.
The set of events included 5 concerts, 4 of them were held at the RCSC in Kathmandu, 1 in Pokhara and gathered about 1,400 guests.