Book Launch


Artist and diplomat’s (former High Commissioner to Malaysia P.S. Sahai) wife Ms Neena Sahai had a launch of her coffee table book—Journeys: Diplomatic and Artistic—at the Sapru House in Delhi on January 4. The book was launched by former Indian foreign minister K Natwar Singh who started his career as a diplomat. Another special guest was the Malaysian High Commissioner to India Dato’ Tan Seng Sung. Among those who attended were several members of the IFS fraternity, including retired foreign secretary M.K. Rasgotra, diplomat-turned-politician Mani Shankar Aiyar, former high commissioner to Pakistan G Parthasarathy, the director general of the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) Suresh K Goel, and several former high commissioners and ambassadors and their spouses. The launch session was moderated by Sarvajit Chakravarti of the ICWA. The vote of thanks was delivered by Ms Tania Sahai. Ms Neena Sahai presented a cheque to Gita Mathai, wife of current foreign secretary Ranjan Mathai, as part of sales proceeds of the book that will be utilized for charity. The book publisher is India Empire
Mr Natwar Singh releases the book in the presence of High Commissioner Sung, author Neena Sahai and Publisher Chakravarty The publisher addresses the audience
Ms Sahai presents the cheque to Ms Mathai A cross section of the dignitaries who attended

February 2012

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