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    On the occasion of the 71st Independence Day of India, Consulate will be organizing a flag-hoisting ceremony on Tuesday, 15 August 2017 at 0900 hrs.



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    Consular camp at Shenzhen to be held on last Saturday of every month



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  • International Day of Yoga

    The 2nd International Day of India (IDY) in Southern China was celebrated in five cities jointly organized by the Consulate General of India, Guangzhou with the local Municipality governments and other Yoga Institutes.



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Consulate organises Kathak Dance Performance at Window of the World, Shenzhen

The Consulate General of India, Guangzhou, organised a Kathak Dance Performance by Ms. Punita Sharma at Window of the World, Shenzhen on January 27, 2014.  Punita Sharma who is an accomplished Kathak Dancer from New Delhi with several performances in India and abroad was accompnaied by four musicians viz. Mustafa Hussain (Tabla), Umashankar Prasad Singh (Sitar), Mahavir Gangani (Pakhavaj) and Amjad Ali (Vocal).  The dance troupe was sent by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi on the occassion of India's 65th Republic Day.  The Consulate was assisted by the Shenzhen University in organising the performance at the Window of the World which is an important international tourist destination showcasing replicas of famous architectural marvels of the world.   The performance was attended by over 700 people including dance enthusiasts, musicians, artists, academicians, mediapersons and officials of the Culture Department in Shenzhen. The performance was highly appreciated by the audience.

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Consulate celebrates Republic Day
Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences organises India Culture Week

Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences, Chengdu in association with the Consulate organised India Culture Week from Jan 6-13, 2014. During the celebrations, the Academy organised a photographic exhibition on India depicting different facets of India including its diverse culture, history, geography and the people. The Consulate provided the Academy with the photographs selected in the "India is a Global Photography Challenge" organised by the Public Diplomacy Division of Minsitry of External Affairs, New Delhi. A large number of people visited the exhibition. The Academy during the celebration organised a Bollywood Movie shows which also attracted a large number of people.

 

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Consulate celebrates World Hindi Day

Vishwa Hindi Diwas or World Hindi Day was celebrated on Jan 10, 2014 in the Consulate. It is organised all over the world by the India missions and the organisations associated with Hindi to promote Hindi language. A large number of students from the Hindi Department of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS), Guangzhou participated in the event. They recited Hindi poems, delivered a short speech in Hindi and also performed dance in Hindi song. Ms Tian Kepping, Hindi teacher at GDUFS spoke about the importance of Hindi and how it is getting popular in China. ICCR Chair Professor Dr Ganga Prasad Sharma presently deputed to GDUFS also attended the function.

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Study Visit by Synthetic Stones delegation from India led by GJEPC to Wuzhou, Guangxi during 06 to 11 January 2014

On the request of All India Synthetic Stones Manufacturers & Dealers Association, Trichy, the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) organized a study tour for synthetic stones business delegation members to Wuzhou in Guangxi to learn about the latest techniques for improving the Indian Synthetic Stones industry which employs more than 3 lakh people. The Consulate facilitated their visit in Wuzhou with the help of Wuzhou Foreign Affairs Office and Wuzhou Gem Manufacturers’ Association. Wuzhou has become an established centre worldwide for its skill in cutting and polishing of synthetic stones. Wuzhou has nearly 150 companies, 3,500 individual households and 50,000 people engaged in the synthetic jewel industry from raw material supply, machinery manufacturing, jewel cutting and processing, supplicated inlaying, facility maintaining, jewel marketing and training people. The purpose of the visit was to study the Wuzhou synthetic jewel industry with focus on technology up-gradation, technology transfers, and learning processes governing manufacture of synthetic stones. The delegation led by Mr. B. N. Gupta, CoA Member of GJEPC, comprised of small unit owners in Trichy, traders, machinery manufactures and skilled technicians from Trichy and Jaipur. The delegation had meetings with officials of the Wuzhou Gem Manufacturers’ Association- Mr. Li Guisheng, Chairman; Mr. Liang Sujia, President; and Ms. Meng Ying, Vice-Chairman. They have visited the factories of Zhanxi (Cangwu) Gem Industry Company Limited, Lead Men’s Gems, Wuzhou Sammi Gems Handicraft Company Limited, Guilin Jingyin Technology Company Limited (machinery manufacturer) and the machinery manufacturing street. The delegation also visited the Wuzhou Jewel City, which housed more than 500 shops dealing with synthetic stones; and Wuzhou Lianhuashan Synthetic Stones Manufacturing Center, who are developing an industrial park exclusive for synthetic stones cutting and polishing. On 10 January 2014, the GJEPC delegation met Mr. Nagaraj Naidu, Consul General at the Consulate to brief on their study tour to Wuzhou. Consul General while appreciating the efforts by the council to mount a delegation visit to China encouraged the members to keep visiting China in order to learn the best practices in the industry. Consul General also advised the Council to arrange a delegation visit for the 11th Wuzhou International Jewel Festival to be held during 30 October to 02 November 2014.

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Destruction of Confiscated Ivory by China

The State Forestry Administration (SFA) of China and the General Administration of Customs jointly organized an event titled- ‘Destruction of confiscated ivory, China’ on 06 January 2014 at Dongguan Customs’ area. The event also included a seminar on fighting against illegal wild life trade, held at the Grand view hotel in Dongguan. The seminar included speeches by officials from SFA Department of wild life conservation and management; SFA Bureau of Forest Police; Department of Monitoring, General Administration of Customs; Bureau of Anti-smuggling, General Administration of Customs; CITES representative in China; and China Wild life conservation Association (CWCA). Ambassador of Kenya to China, Consul General of India in Guangzhou, Consul General of UK in Guangzhou, and Consul General of US in Guangzhou, representative of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and representative of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) spoke at the Seminar. ‘Destruction of confiscated ivory’ was held at the Dongguan customs area, which was chaired by Mr. Zhang Jianlong, Vice Administrator of State Forestry Administration and attended by Mr. Zhao Shucong, Administrator of State Forestry Administration, Mr Lv Bin, Vice Administrator of General Administration of Customs, Mr. Deng Haiguang, Guangdong Provincial Vice-Governor and Mr. John Erik Linder Scanlon, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES) Secretary General. The event was witnessed by diplomats from a number of countries and representatives of a number of media organizations. This is the first time China has undertaken such an event to show its commitment for wild life conservation and protection by destroying 6.15 tons of illegal confiscated ivory.

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Seminar on China-India relations at Shenzhen University

The 5th Academic Annual Seminar entitled ‘China-India relations and New Pattern of the World’ was held in Shenzhen University, Shenzhen on January 4-5. 2014. The seminar was organised by the Center for Indian Studies, Shenzhen University and sponsored by Propaganda Department of Shenzhen Municipal Party Committee, Allied Social Science Association of Shenzhen and Shenzhen Press Group. The seminar was divided into 4 sub-topics including (a) The situation and problems in Sino-Indian relations, (b) Prospects of Sino-Indian relations and new pattern of the world. (c) China’s Foreign Policy and bilateral relations between India and China and (d) China’s neighborhood diplomacy and Indian Prime Minister’s recent visit to China. The seminar was attended by a large number of scholars and guests including Prof. Li Fengliang, Vice President of Shenzhen University, Prof. Huang Fayu, Vice Chairman, Allied Social Science Association of Shenzhen, Prof. Tian Qibo, Director of the Social Science School of Shenzhen University and Consul General Mr. K. Nagaraj Naidu.

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The First Joint Study Group Meeting of Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor (BCIM-EC)
During the visit of Hon’ble Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to China in October 2013, the two sides agreed to hold the first meeting of the Joint Study Group on BCIM in December 2013. Accordingly the 1st JSG was held in Kunming from December 18-19. The Indian official delegation was led by Shri Gautam Bambawale, JS (East Asia Division), CG Guangzhou - Mr. K. Nagaraj Naidu, Counsellor (T&C) - Ms. Namgya Khampa and Attaché (EA) - Ms. Navnidhi Sharma also attended the meeting. The Experts from India for the JSG included Prof Patricia Uberoi, Dr. Prabir De, Shri Ravi Boothalingam, Prof. Sabaree Mitra, and Shri Sunil Mishra. The delegations from China, Bangladesh and Myanmar were led by Mr. Zhang Xiaoqiang, Vice Chairman, NDRC; Mr. Md. Shahidul Haque, Foreign Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh; and Ms. Daw Khin San Yee, Deputy Minister for Planning, Myanmar respectively. The two-day meeting included sessions on topics such as – Learning of best practices of multi-lateral cooperation mechanisms in South Asia, Conceptualization of the BCIM-Economic Corridor with focus on physical connectivity, trade and investment, poverty alleviation, people-to-people contacts etc. The two-day JSG ended with the signing of the Program of the Minutes of the 1st JSG of the BCIM-EC. The joint study aims to arrive at a consensus report on the way forward for the proposed Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor (BCIM-EC). The joint study group report with recommendations on inter-governmental cooperation shall be presented to the respective governments for their consideration/ collective decision. The Annexure to the Minutes listed the 12 chapters of the Joint Study, the schedule of work, as well as the points of contact.
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Visit by APEDA team regarding the Export of Buffalo Meat to China

On the invitation of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) of China, Mr. Asit Kumar Tripathy, JS (FT-NEA), Department of Commerce and Chairman, Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) led an official and business delegation to Kunming and Guangzhou during 16 to 19, December, 2013 to discuss the way forward for the implementation the MoU between APEDA and AQSIQ regarding the export of buffalo meat from India to China. On 17 December 2013, the delegation had meeting with officials of AQSIQ China at Kunming. Officials from both sides signed minutes at the end of the meeting. On 19 December 2013, the Consulate organized an ‘Exploratory discussion on the export of Indian Buffalo Meat to China’ at the Consulate. Mr. Steve Mo, General Manager of Guangzhou Bester Foods Company Limited, importer of frozen meat into China shared his experiences with Indian delegation. Mr. Rashid Kadimi, CEO Allana Sons Private Limited and President of All India Meat & Livestock Exporters Association (AIMLEA) made a presentation on the Indian buffalo meat sector. On 19 December 2013, the Indian delegation led by Mr. Santosh Kumar Sarangi, Secretary, APEDA visited the office of Guangdong China Inspection & Quarantine Services (CIQ) and met with Mr. Zhan Shaotong, Deputy Director General, Guangdong CIQ, Ms. Cai Chun, Director, Food Safety Division, and Mr. Xiang Dapeng, Deputy Director, Guangdong Inspection and Quarantine Technology Center. Guangdong CIQ also arranged a visit to the Inspection and Quarantine Technology Center, where in the officials of the Guangdong CIQ explained the procedures and equipment available for performing various quality-related tests’ on food products either imported or domestically processed in China.

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Consulate participates in International Charity Event held in Guangzhou
The Consulate General of India in Guangzhou participated in an International Charity Event held in Guangzhou on Nov 30, 2013.  It was the second international charity event organised by Foreign Affairs Office (FAO) of Guangdong Province.  A large number of consulates based in Guangzhou participated in the event. The Consulate was able to raise RMB 28,201/- for the charity. The Indian community in Shenzhen and Guangzhou not only raised a large sum of money for the charity but also enthusiastically participated in organising an India booth at the event. With items like Indian incense sticks, jewellery boxes, Indian silk stoles coupled with Indian food, performance of yoga and an Indian expert applying Mehendi (Indian tattoo), the Indian booth became a major place of attraction for the visiting Chinese and expatriates community.
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An evening of Classical Music

Dr. Vasumathi Badrinathan, a famous Carnatic musician from India is visiting Guangzhou from  November 23 to December 1, 2013. During her visit, the Consulate coordinated her lecture-cum demonstration at prestigious Sun-Yat-sen University and Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, both based in Guangzhou on November 25.  Dr. Badrinathan spoke on ‘Introduction to Carnatic Classical Music’ and dealt deep into its history, main characteristics, important composers and its similarity with western classical music.  Dr. Badrinathan also explained as to how Carnatic music can be collaborated with other forms of music and cited the example of her collaboration with Mugam, traditional form of music popular in Azerbaijan. Besides, she also demonstrated her singing skills and sang various famous compositions of Carnatic music. Both the lecture-cum demonstrations were attended by a large number of students, teachers and music lovers.  The audience appreciated her lecture and shown interest to know more about the possibility of fusion between Indian classical and Chinese classical music.

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Yunnan University of Naitonalities organise Bollywood movie week

Yunnan University of Nationalities (YUN), Kunming celebrated Southeast Asia and South Asia cultural Festival on November 11-12, 2013. As a part of the festival, Hindi Department of the YUN also organised various activities related to India including Indian fashion show, Hindi speech competition and lecturers on India. With the support of the Consulate, the University also organised Hindi movie week to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Bollywood.

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Visit of Senior Official Delegation from Ministry of Urban Development of India
 A 10 member delegation from India led by Dr. Sudhir Krishna, Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Urban Development of India visited Guangzhou during 10 to 13 November 2013 on a capacity building study tour. The main purpose of the visit was to experience some of the best practices in Urban Transit, including Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and to find out ways for implementing such best practices in various cities of India. The delegation comprised of senior administrative officials from the states of Rajasthan, Kerala, Haryana, Karnataka, and Maharashtra. The delegation also included representatives of Urban Mass Transit Company Limited (UMTC), a joint venture of Ministry of Urban Development of India, Government of Andhra Pradesh, and IL&FS (an Infrastructure Leasing and Finance Company). The delegation had meetings with officials from the Communications Commission of Guangzhou Municipality and also visited the Transport Information & Control Center in Guangzhou. The delegation also visited various sites of multi-modal public transport including Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS), Guangzhou Metro and Public Bike Sharing implemented by the Guangzhou Municipal Government to resolve the ‘last mile’ issue. 
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Award Ceremony of Tagore Essay Competition at Shenzhen University
The award ceremony for the winners of the “Tagore in My Heart” Essay Competition which was organised by Centre for Indian Studies, Shenzhen University and Hangzhou Buddhist Academy in asscoation with the Consulate was held in Shenzhen University on Oct 26, 2013. The competition was organised in order to commemorate the 100th anniversary of winning of Nobel prize for Literature by Rabindranath Tagore. A large number of students, scholars and professors from various parts of China parcitipated in the ceremony. The essay competition which was started in October 2012 received more than 216 entries from various parts of China. The competition generated overwhelming response  not only among students but also among professionals, scholars, teachers and senior citizens. The University also released a book enttiled "Heart of Rabindranath Tagore left in China" consisiting of selected essays received from the compeition. The first prize was won by Ms Liang Yi and the second prize by Ms Shang Fei. Consul General presented the awards and spoke on the occasion. He highlighted the importance of organising such a competition in China and how Tagore was revered in Chinese society. He further said that Tagore believed in the mutually beneficial interactive relationship between India and China  and passionately advocated the reopening of the path between the two countries that had become obscured through the centuries.
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Consul General K. Nagaraj Naidu speaks at the China-India Forum in Chengdu, Oct 25, 2013

Consul General Mr. K. Nagaraj Naidu spoke at the  the “China-India Forum for Trade and Economic Cooperation”.  The forum organized on the occasion of the Western China International Trade Fair was put together by the Academy of International Trade & Economic Cooperation (CAITEC), Sichuan Academy of Social Science, and the 21st Century China India Centre for Culture and Communication. Prominent speakers at the forum included Mr. Hou Jianguo, President of CAITEC, Mr. Hou Shuiping, Head of Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences, Former Indian Ambassador Mr. Rajeet Mitter, Mr. Bi Jiyao, Institute of Foreign Economies, NDRC, Mr. Dinesh Gundu Rao, Minister for Food & Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Karantaka and Dr. Dana Shupert, Founder & Executive Chairman of 21st Century China India Centre for Culture and Communication. 

 

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