President S.R. Nathan attends Premiere of ‘Mystic India'

31 January 2005, Singapore

The President of the Republic of Singapore His Excellency S.R. Nathan was the Guest of Honour for the premiere of Mystic India at the Omni Theatre in the Singapore Science Centre.

Also present were distinguished guests representing 20 countries, as follows: Ajit Jayaratne (High Commission of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka), Alok Prasad (High Commission of India), Andres Carral Cuevas (Embassy of Mexico), Chalermpol Thanchitt (Royal Thai Embassy), Enok Nygaard (Royal Norwegian Embassy), Flavio Sraiva de Carvalho Fonseca (Embassy of the Republic of Angolia), Gyorgy Nanovfszky (Embassy of the Republic of Hungary), Hla Thann (Embassy of the Union of Myanmar), Igor Evdokimov (Embassy of the Russian Federation), Itzhak Shoham (Embassy of Israel), Jorgen Orstrom Moller (Royal Danish Embassy), M. Hayri Erol (Embassy of the Republic of Turkey), Mochamad Slamet Hidayat (Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia), Mohamed Abdel Rehim Elzorkany (Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt), Munshi Faiz Ahmad (High Commission of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh), Nguyen Xuan Thuy (Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam), Pg Dato Paduka Hj Yusof Pg Kula (High Commission of Brunei Darussalam), Sever Cotu (Embassy of Romania) Teppo Tauriainen (Embassy of Sweden), Zanele Makina (High Commission of the Republic of South Africa).

Chief Executive of the Singapore Science Centre, Dr. Chew Tuon Chiong, said, “We are very proud to be the first theatre in the world to screen Mystic India. It is especially meaningful for us as the film’s underlying message of unity in diversity lends itself very well in Singapore multi-racial context. Hence, we thought this would be on ideal film to start the year with.

“Mystic India has been previewed by our science, humanities and social studies educators in Singapore and we have received very positive feedback about the educational value of this film.”

The Omni theatre at Singapore Science Centre will be showcasing this film for seven months, during which time over 65,000 visitors are expected to see the film.

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