Russian students visit Lalit Kala Akademi

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) A delegation of students from Russia visited the Lalit Kala Akademi here on Friday, furthering the cultural ties between India and Russia.

During their visit to the Akademi, the members held cordial exchanges with officials and visited the Gallery of Musical Instruments on the premises, evincing considerable interest in the displays.

“Both the countries maintain serious and sincere relationship which goes back ages. In order to make these visits more meaningful and beneficial, there should be continuity of our mutual dialogue and exchanges between artists and museums of our two countries,” said Sudhakar Sharma, Secretary of Lalit Kala Akademi, in a statement.

“For us, this is a valuable experience and we are all eager to interact and share about what young people in India and Russia are interested to know. We want to explore further ideas of how to continue the communication later, in the interests of cementing cooperation, friendship and long-term associations,” said Viktoriia Varnavskaia, head of the Russian delegation.

The delegation consists of 37 students from various Russian universities and was organised by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.