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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

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  • 3 October 2018

    On 30th September in Jamnagar and Balachadi, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in New Delhi organized a ceremony to celebrate the century of Poland regaining independence by commemorating Indo-Polish relationship from 'Generation to Generations'.

    The ceremony was held with the participation, as special guests, of Poles from India, or Survivors who as children were given shelter during II World War.

    The event was celebrated to commemorate the special Polish-Indian bond created by the noble act of goodwill by the Maharaja of Nawanagar (presently Jamnagar), Jam Saheb DigvijaySinhji who provided refuge to around 1000 Polish children orphaned during the course of the Second World War. Jam Saheb arranged for their stay in camps in Balachadi and Valivade, where they were not only given shelter and food but education and an environment to keep their Polish culture and traditions alive.

    And now eight of Survivors arrived to Jamnagar to revisit places which are important for Polish-Indian friendship. Among them there were: Andrzej Chendynski, Wieslaw Stypula, Jadwiga Tomaszek, Jerzy Tomaszek, Zbigniew Bartosz, Roman Gutowski, Iwona Swietochwoska and Josephine Nowicka Salva. 

    The ceremony was attended by Ambassador of Poland to India, Adam Burakowski and many local authorities, including Hon’ minister Shri Bhupendrasinhji Manubha Chudasama.

    The ceremony was co-organized with Anu Radha, a film producer and author of a movie “A little Poland in India” which captures the story about Polish Survivors.

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