Cel­e­bra­tions ga­lore for Lithua­nia

HT City - - Lifestyle - Nikita Sax­ena nikita.sax­ena@hin­dus­tan­times.com

All one needs is a rea­son to party. For mem­bers of the Lithua­nian Em­bassy, the rea­sons to cel­e­brate on a Mon­day evening were aplenty.

“Li­nas Linke­vi­cius, our Min­is­ter of For­eign Af­fairs of Lithua­nia is with us after four years. Also, we’re cel­e­brat­ing Lithua­nia’s 100th anniversary as a repub­lic, and [of course] Di­wali, one of the most im­por­tant fes­ti­vals of In­dia,” said Lai­monas Talat-Kelpša, am­bas­sador of Lithua­nia to In­dia, who hosted a get-to­gether at the Em­bassy of Lithua­nia.

Em­i­nent per­son­al­i­ties from Delhi, and diplo­mats from var­i­ous em­bassies joined in the cel­e­bra­tion, wherein fairy lights were lit up to a loud cheer.

“Lithua­nian and Indian lan­guages have the same root, and there are about 108 words that are sim­i­lar,” added Talat-Kelpša, ad­dress­ing a crowd that was en­joy­ing the rounds of ex­otic bub­blies and de­li­cious snacks like gar­lic prawns and honey mus­tard sausages.

“We also have the go­ing around fire thing at mar­riages, like you do,” he joked.

(Left) Ro­man Masarik and Nikola Sich­lerova

PHO­TOS: PRABHAS ROY/HT

(L-R) Duang­duean Vacher, Sam Schreiner and Raie Dey

Neera and Jawa­har Lal Sarin with Sharon Lowen

Thorir Ib­sen and Vet­sop Nam­gyel

(Above) Li­nas An­tanas Linke­vi­cius

Alina Talun­tyte

Lai­monas Talat-Kelpša

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