Ambassador  Mr. Sanjay Verma participated as a Special Guest and delivered Opening Remarks for the session on ´Navigating Arts through the Pandemic´ as part of Center of Soft Powers's Virtual Global Utsav of  Indian Soft Power titled Namaste 2020. Ambassador spoke about  India - Spain cultural relations and the need to leverage upon gastronomy, cinema, Bollywood etc to augment India's soft power.  The session included discussions  on the Classical Dances with Dr. Guillermo Rodriguez, Director of Casa de la India , ICCR Distunguished Alumni Awardee Mónica de la Fuente and other panelists and Bharatnatyam recitals .