The Council of EU Chambers of Commerce in India (EU Chambers) in association with Delegation of European Union has organized EU Day 2019 on 17th May 2019 at the Crystal Room, The Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai. The event was supported by the Delegation of European Union to India.
Mr. Anil Kapoor was felicitated with a Citation and memento for his immense contribution for artistic achievements, social activism and contribution in building cultural bridges between Europe and India.
Europe Day marks the foundation of the European Union which every year celebrates its values as well as the partnership between India, the European Union and its Member States.
The EU Day 2019 event was graced by galaxy of dignitaries including Mr. Anil Kapoor, H.E. Mr. Tomasz Kozlowski, Ambassador, Delegation of European Union to India, H.E. Mr. Artis Bertulis, Ambassador of Latvia to India, Embassy of Republic of Latvia, H.E. Mrs. Eleonora Dimitrova, Ambassador, Embassy of Republic of Bulgaria, Consul Generals of European & Non-European nations and senior representatives of European and Indian companies.
Tomasz Kozlowski, EU Ambassador to India said, “Council of European Chambers of Commerce in India traditionally organizes EU Day celebrations every year. I am so happy that Anil Kapoor is with us today because he is so famous in promoting cultural ties between India and European countries.
Presenting the Citation to Kapoor, H.E. Mr. Tomasz said Mr. Anil Kapoor is a distinguished exponent in the art of acting and master of his craft.” He has also lent his support to various important social causes, including various programmes promoting women and girl child rights, which are also supported by the European Union.
After receiving the citation, an overwhelmed Anil Kapoor expressed his gratitude and said, “It’s been very educative, very emotional and one of the best evening of my career. I don’t know if I deserve this honour but I want to thank you (Tomasz) for giving me this honour.”
There was a spectacular performance by Indian artists performing dance showcasing culture of Europe and India and was appreciated by the guests
Mr. Nicolas Simon, the President of EU Chambers welcomed the guests and said EU Chamber is happy to organize Europe Day by felicitating Mr. Anil Kapoor and he presented a memento. Dr. Renu Shome, the Director of EU Chambers formally thanked Mr. Anil Kapoor for being the part of Europe Day and thanked all present.