HIS HOLINESS HONOURED: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar receives the Padman Vibhushan from President of India Mr Pranab Mukherjee
DHIRUBHAI HONOURED: Mrs Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani, wife of the legendary Dhirubhai Ambani of Reliance Group, receives the Padma Vibhushan bestowed on her late husband, from President of India Mr Pranab Mukherjee
India’s relation with the African continent goes back a long way to the Bronze Age, some 4,000 years and more. Millet originally farmed in Africa was later discovered in the Indian subcontinent during the Indus Valley civilization. Incidentally, millet (Shree Anna) became the overriding theme at the G20 dinner served to heads of states on September 9, 2023 in New Delhi. At India’s initiative, the UNGA adopted an initiative to declare 2023 as the International Year of Millets.