Diwali celebrations at European Parliament

Brussels, Nov 11 (IANS) The European Parliament, in cooperation with the Indian embassy in Brussels organised a grand Diwali celebration at its premises in Brussels.

European Parliament Vice President Antonio Tajani led the celebrations on November 9 along with the Chair of the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with India, Geoffrey Van Orden.

Syed Kamall, the chairman of the UK conservative group in the European Parliament was present along with co-host and event organiser Neena Gill, a British MEP of Indian origin.

Around 100 people participated in the celebrations.

Meanwhile on Thursday, renowned instrumentalist of India, Pandit Bhajan Sopori, hailed as ‘King of Strings’ on the mellifluous Kashmiri Santoor, enchanted a large audience with his music in the European Parliament.