The 'Click! Japan Photo Contest 2017' Prize Ceremony was held on 11th August, at the Ambassador's Residence, Embassy of Japan, New Delhi.
The Contest this year, which was co-organized by the Embassy of Japan in India and the Japan Foundation, New Delhi, and supported by Canon India and Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Delhi Office, was held as a commemorative event of "2017-The Year of Japan-India Friendly Exchanges". The top 10 contestants, whose entries were selected as the best ones among 194 photos, were invited to this ceremony.
At the beginning of the event, Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu delivered his opening remarks, in which he emphasized the importance of promoting people-to-people exchange between Japan and India. Mr. Kaoru Miyamoto, Director General of Japan Foundation, New Delhi, Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, President & CEO of Canon India, and Mr. Keichi Takano, Executive Director of JNTO Delhi office, also congratulated the winners in their speeches.
Prizes were awarded to all the 10 winners by Ambassador Hiramatsu and Mr. Kobayashi. On behalf of the winners Mr. Nisanshay Sardana, Mrs. Gurpreet Kaur, and Mr. Raguraman Vivekanandhan, the top 3 winners who received Canon cameras as their prize, spoke about their photographs and experiences in Japan.