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Dear Friends of the Indian Community in Antwerp and in Flanders!

On the occasion of Diwali the Honorary Consul General of India in Antwerp wants to extend his most sincere best wishes for a prosperous, healthy and harmonious New Year.

True, we are passing very depressive and difficult times with this life-threatening virus circulating and claiming so many victims especially, the weak, the vulnerable and elderly people. But if we stay united, live a healthy life and strictly follow the basic rules, we will overcome, so that in the near future it will again be possible for the Indian community to celebrate the great Indian feasts and festivals in the traditional and splendid way we were used to. With the future availability of a vaccine the threat of this deadly virus will be overcome and clearly ,there is light at the end of the tunnel. We see this light as the lights which we honour and celebrate on the occasion of Diwali.

So on the occasion of this very special and one time Diwali this year, let us mutually wish us well, praying for strength and courage to strengthen our determination and resolve to be all victorious in this fight against this pandemic.

Many kind regards,
Marc a Huybrechts,
Honorary Consul General of India in Antwerp

The H. Consul General with his wife an Mrs and Mrs Hiren Shah on a Consular visit to the Antwerp Port House in June 2017

The H.Consul General India, Marc A Huybrechts, with Mr Anand Sahu, President of the Bharatiya Janata Party in his office on occasion of his visit to Antwerp in July 2017

The H.Consul General Marc A Huybrechts attended the masterclass of the Indian Emeritus Professor Upendra Baxi at the Antwerp University where he was a awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Rector H.Van Goethem on March 29 2018

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