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India’s diplomatic outreach at Diwali celebrations in Beijing

In a first of its kind, Diwali celebrations at Indian Embassy in Beijing this year saw a huge participation from diplomatic corps in Beijing.

Ambassador Vikram Misri hosted over hundred members from the diplomatic community, heads of multilateral institutions and foreign media to celebrate the Festival of Lights, Diwali.

Around three dozen Heads of the Missions based in Beijing attended the colorful event which became a great occasion for India’s diplomatic outreach with India’s soft power at display.

Mr. Misri highlighted the global outreach of Diwali, including Ramayana, the main epic related to Diwali which has multiple variants in India’s ASEAN neighborhood also.The festival is celebrated in different parts of the world, especially in South and South-East Asian countries.

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