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The first mission of Ambassador Julius Pranevičius, as the newly accredited Ambassador of Lithuania to Sri Lanka, was the visit to Kandy (city in Central Sri Lanka), where Lithuanian born Apostolic Delegate, Vladislovas Mykolas Zaleskis (1852-1925), had established the Papal Seminary in 1893.
On 6 May, the Ambassador of Lithuania Julius Pranevičius presented his letters of credence to the President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena.
On 10 April, the Ambassador of Lithuania Julius Pranevičius presented his letters of credence to the President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid.
On 5 March, the 9th Lithuanian-Indian political consultations were held in Vilnius. The delegations were led by the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Darius Skusevičius and the Under Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs of India Anumula Gitesh Sarma.
Some serious Delhi travellers, bikers and just adventure lovers could not get enough of stories, told by Rimas Bružas and Aurimas Mockus about their journey „From Baltics to Bengal“ at the „Kunzum Travel Cafe“ recently. The duo followed the route of the prominent Lithuanian traveller Antanas Paškevičius (Poška) trip to India 90 years ago.
Renowned Lithuanian Catholic priest Fr. Ričardas Doveika has visited India recently. During his trip he specially paid a visit to the former cathedral of Lady of Mt. Carmel and St. Joseph in Verapoly (Kerala), where the Holy Mass in Latin language was held in commemoration of the Lithuanian-born Catholic bishop Nicolaus Szostak, locally known as bishop Florence. It was in this cathedral that Nicolaus Szostak had served as Vicar Apostolic for 22 years (1751-1773) and was burried after his death.
On November 28 an opening of an exhibition of paintings „Postcards from Rusnė“ took place at the Lithuanian Embassy in New Delhi. The paintings created by international artists from Germany, Georgia, Lithuania and India during the annual plein-air in the charming little town of Rusnė in Western Lithuania were presented for viewing to Delhi art lovers and friends of the Embassy.
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On September 20th the Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania H.E. Mr. Julius Pranevičius presented his letters of credence to H.E. Shri Ram Nath Kovind, President of the Republic of India.
In 2016 the memorial plaque in the name of the priest of Lithuanian descent Father Mykolas Šostakas was unveiled in the church of Lady of Mount Carmel and St. Joseph in Varapuzha, Kerala. Known to the locals as Father Florencijus, he lived and worked in this parish for 22 years (1751-1773), and was burried there. For the unveiling ceremony the parishioners, under the leadership of their spiritual leader Father Prasad, have organized a big celebration, which was attended in large numbers by the locals. The holy mass was held during which the parishioners got to learn more about the life and service of Mykolas Šostakas in their parish and about Lithuania and India relations.
Over an indelible lunch last Fall, actor William Shatner was regaling me with stories about his travels and suggested that I visit his ancestral home of Lithuania, but I was skeptical. Jim Dobson reports for Forbes.