”This life is certainly wonderful. Yesterday, in my homeland, Delhi, millions of people were engrossed in their thoughts in mosques. Today, this Mänttä silence wraps me in its embrace, and simultaneously, the sturdy factory made of bricks produces the paper that makes life easier for the people in my home land.”
Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru visited Mänttä as Serlachius' guest. The vuorineuvos showed him around in the factory, and the party enjoyed Finnish hospitality in Honkahovi as well.