President of the Senate of the Netherlands Prof. Dr. Jan Anthonie Bruijn was the Guest of Honour at a diplomatic reception hosted by Ambassador of India to the Netherlands, H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony, on January 27 to mark the 71st Republic Day of India. The reception was held at the historic Grote Kerk (Great or St. James’ Church) – one of the oldest buildings in The Hague dating to 14th century. Members of the Royal Household of the Netherlands including, H.M. King Willem-Alexander and his daughter Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange were baptized in this church. Dutch dignitaries, Ambassadors of various countries stationed in The Hague, senior officials of the Dutch Government and prominent members of the Indian community were among the 250 guests who attended the reception. Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi was among the guests attending the reception in The Hague.
March 4, 2020