A Festival of India will be held in October as a sign of respect and joy on the Golden Jubilee Celebration of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam's Accession to the Throne. This was stated by Her Excellency Nagma Mohamed Mallick, High Commissioner of the Republic of India to Brunei Darussalam at a reception on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Republic Day of India, last night.
Representing His Majesty's Government at the function was Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Suyoi bin Haji Osman, Minister of Education. Her Excellency Nagma Mohamed Mallick, in her welcoming address explained that this year also marks 25 years of ASEAN-India Dialogue Partnership and hope to host several events including car rally, food festival, and musical events to celebrate the milestone in Brunei. Her Excellency added, in the months to come, India will welcome all ASEAN Leaders in India for a Commemorative Summit. Her Excellency also expressed gratefulness to His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and His Majesty's Government for the support extended to the Indian Community in the country.
Source: Radio Television Brunei