Ambassador Sun Weidong Attended the opening ceremony of "Beautiful India Beautiful China" Online Photo Exhibition
2020/12/08

On December 8, the Opening Ceremony of "Beautiful China, Beautiful India" Online Photo Exhibition was held in Beijing. Chinese Ambassador to India, H.E. Mr. Sun Weidong attended the event online and delivered a speech. Mr.Du Zhanyuan, President of China International Publishing Group (CIPG), Mr. Lin Songtian, President of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, Processor Wang Bangwei, Director of the Center for Indian Studies at Beijing University, Mr.Sudheendra Kulkarni, Indian politician and aide to former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Professor B.R.Deepak and Professor Srikanth Kondapalli from Jawaharlal Nehru University, and Mr. Atul Dalakot, Executive Director for China of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, more than 50 people participated the event.

Ambassador Sun Weidong said both China and India have vast lands and diverse landscapes. Both have a long history with profound civilizations. Both are culturally close to each other and have a tradition of mutual learning. A picture is worth a thousand words. The photo exhibition presents us with a beautiful landscape of the splendid symbiosis of the two civilizations. It also allows us to look at China-India relations from a broader historical perspective, and draw inspirations from it. There are four most important inspirations. First, friendly cooperation is the mainstream. Second, Cultural and people-to-people exchanges are the foundation. Third, mutual learning is the driving force. Fourth, beautiful ecology is the wealth.

Ambassador Sun pointed out that COVID-19 has made countries and peoples in the world deeply feel that mankind is a community with a shared future. The pandemic cannot change our people's aspiration for a better life, nor can it interrupt the general trend of exchanges and mutual learning between us. This year marks the "China-India Year of Cultural and People-to-People Exchanges". We should follow the guidance of the two leaders, redouble our efforts to meet each other halfway, strengthen dialogue and exchanges, and overcome difficulties and challenges, in order to put China-India relations on the track of healthy and stable development.

This exhibition is one of the series of celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and India. It is supported by Chinese Embassy in India and hosted by China Pictorial. The online exhibition lasts for 3 months. The exhibition adopts the "Picture + Video + Physical Object + O2O Interaction" model, using a combined display system of pictures, text and video which are available for audiences on mobile phones, computers and social media.

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