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National Day Reception

A National Day Reception to commemorate India´s 69th Republic Day was hosted at Hotel Intercontinental in the evening. Several Spanish dignitaries attended the event that included the Director General of North America, Asia and Pacific, H.E. Mr. Fidel Sendagorta who was the Chief Guest; Secretary General of Asia-Pacific Council Foundations, H.E. Mr. Alonso Dezcallar; Director of the Diplomatic Academy of Spain, H.E. Mr. Ramón Gil Casares; officials from the Government of Spain; the armed forces, provincial governments and city councils; business communities, Ambassadors and representatives of diplomatic missions accredited to Spain, and renowned personalities from the fields of culture, academics and commerce. Indian community leaders from Tenerife, Canary Islands, came all the way to Madrid, especially for the National Day reception. A Sitar-Tabla duo of Rafa &Raul playing Classical Indian music provided the entertainment for the evening.