New Delhi: The Irish Embassy in India celebrated Bloomsday, an annual tribute to the renowned Irish writer James Joyce and his iconic novel Ulysses, on 16th June. The event was graced by the presence of H.E. Brendan Ward, the Ambassador of Ireland to India.
Dr. Sandeep Marwah, the Chair for the Indo Ireland Film and Cultural Forum, highlighted the potential for India and Ireland to forge and strengthen their relationship through art and culture. He emphasized the role of literature in fostering understanding and connection between nations.
Ambassador Brendan Ward, in his welcome address, encouraged attendees to cultivate a love for reading and advocated for the establishment of libraries, as books are the greatest companions one can have. He emphasized that Bloomsday is not only a day of celebration but also an occasion to honor and value literature.
The event witnessed a significant turnout, with numerous Ambassadors, High Commissioners, and individuals from diverse backgrounds in attendance. The celebration of Bloomsday at the Irish Embassy served as a platform for cultural exchange and demonstrated the shared appreciation for literature and artistic expressions between India and Ireland.
The gathering left a powerful impression, reiterating the importance of literature in fostering cross-cultural dialogue and mutual respect. The event further strengthened the bonds of friendship and collaboration between India and Ireland, paving the way for future artistic endeavors and cultural exchanges.