60th anniversary

60th Anniversary Celebrations:
Tree-Planting Ceremony by Mr. Mori, Chairman, the Japan-India Association,
Mr. Asrani, Chairman, India-Japan Partnership Forum,
Ambassador Saiki and JCCII President Okihiro

at the Residence of the Ambassador of Japan

March 13, 2012

In order to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Japan-India Diplomatic Relations being celebrated this year, a tree-planting ceremony was held in the Embassy of Japan in New Delhi, on 13 March 2012. Mr. Yoshiro Mori, Former Prime Minister of Japan and currently President of the Japan-India Association, graced the event as the Chief Guest.

Mr. Arjun Asrani, Chairman, India Japan Partnership Forum (IJPF) and Mr. Katsuya Okihiro, President, JCCII were the Guests of Honor. The Chief Guest Mr Mori, Guests of Honor Mr Asrani, Mr Okhiro and Ambassador Saiki planted Indian pink trumpet tree whose flowers resemble the Japanese sakura – cherry blossoms.

(L-R) IJPF Chairman Asrani, Chairman of the Japan-India Association Mori, Ambassador Saiki and JCCII President Okihiro

IJPF Chairpman Asrani, Japan-India Association Chaiman Mori, Ambassador Saiki and JCCII President Okihiro performing rites at 'havan'

Japan-India Association Chairman Mori breaking open a coconut

Japan-India Association Chaiman Mori, JCCII President Okihiro, IJPF Chairman Asrani and Ambassador Saiki planting the pink trumpet tree

Japan-India Association Chairman Mori speaking at the tree planting ceremony

(sitting) IJPF Chairman Asrani, Japan-India Association Chairman Mori, Ambassador Saiki and JCCII President Okihiro
(standing) Ambassador Aftab Seth, Japan-India Association President Hiroshi Hirabayashi and JCCII board members