Consul General Zheng Xiyuan Attends the Signing Ceremony of the Translation and Publication of Ji Xianlin's Collection in India
2017/12/12
 

On November 29, 2017, the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Mumbai and Observer Research Foundation (ORF) Mumbai held a signing ceremony for the translation and publication of "Listening to the Great Master -- the Book Series of Ji Xianlin" in India. Mr. Zheng Xiyuan, Consul General, Mr. Li Yuanling, Deputy Consul General, Mr. Sudheendra Kulkarni, Chairman of ORF Mumbai, and Mr. Dhaval Desai, Vice-President of ORF Mumbai, attended the meeting.

In his speech, Consul General Zheng Xiyuan indicated that Mr. Ji Xianlin was an academic master well respected by the Chinese people and had made remarkable achievements in his studies on the ancient languages of India, the history of Buddhism, the history of Sino-Indian cultural exchanges and Indian literature. Mr. Ji spent ten years translating the ancient Indian epics Ramayana from Sanskrit into Chinese. Because of his outstanding contributions to the Sino-Indian cultural exchanges, Mr. Ji won the Padma Bhushan, granted by Indian President. With the translation and publication of the book series in the near future, the Chinese Consulate General in Mumbai together with ORF Mumbai will create a new chapter in the humanistic exchanges between China and India.

Mr. Kulkarni recalled the process of profound communication and careful preparation between the two sides in the early days and highly appreciated and thanked the Chinese Consulate General in Mumbai for actively promoting the cooperation between the Contemporary China Publishing House and Prabhat Prakashan. He expressed that he had full confidence in the bright future of Sino-Indian friendship and ORF Mumbai would work tirelessly for it as ever before.  This project is continued cooperation of ORF Mumbai and the Chinese Consulate General in Mumbai after their joint effort in successfully establishing the Ji Xianlin Center in Mumbai University in 2016. He believed that the two sides would lay another milestone in the cultural exchanges between China and India. As the person who could witness the occasion, he felt honored, and he would spare no effort to facilitate the translation and publication of the book series with the help of the Chinese Consulate General in Mumbai.

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