Noida: “I on behalf of ICMEI, Media & Entertainment Industry and complete art and cultural fraternity of India extend my heartiest congratulations to H.E. Abdoul Wahab Haidara Ambassador of Senegal to India and people of Senegal on the auspicious day of their National Day falls on 4th April,” said Sandeep Marwah President of International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry and Chancellor of AAFT University of Media and Arts.
The visit of Sandeep Marwah to Senegal brought the cultural industries of two countries close to each other. The formation of Indo Senegal Film and Cultural Forum brought new light to the relationship between two countries.
In Senegal, Independence Day is a public holiday celebrated on 4 April. This day is the National Day of Senegal and celebrates independence from France on 4 April 1960. In April 1959 Senegal merged with the French Sudan to form the Mali Federation. A transfer of power agreement was signed with France on 4 April 1960, which led to formal independence on 20 June 1960.