A warm welcome to attend 13th International Cleft Congress being held in Mahabalipuram (also known as Mamallapuram), India. Mahabalipuram is heritage town located 56 Kms. from Chennai on sea shore. India, the seventh largest and second most populous country with 1.2 billion people is the largest democracy in the world. Home to ancient civilization, historic trade routes and vast empires, India is a country of diverse religions and cultures. It is pluralistic, mutilingual and muti-ethnic society.