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Events organised by Consulate General of India, Guangzhou
On the occasion of the 68th Republic Day of India, the Consulate General of India in Guangzhou will be organizing a flag-hoisting ceremony on Thursday, 26th January, 2017 at 0900 hrs. at the residence of the Consul General.
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.
Visit of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to China, Oct 22-24, 2013
Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh visited China from October 22-24, 2013. During the visit, Prime Minister met with President Xi Jinping and had meetings with Premier Li Keqiang and Chairman of National People's Congress Standing Committee Mr. Zhang Dejiang. The two sides signed a total of nine agreements/MoUs including one on Border Defence cooperation; strengthening the cooperation on the trans-border rivers; sister city arrangements between Chengdu-Bengaluru, Kunming-Kolkata and Delhi-Beijing; MOU on power equipment service centers etc.
In his speech at the Central Party School on Oct 24, 2013, Dr. Manmohan Singh said that, "Above all, India and China need a stable, secure and prosperous Asia Pacific region. The centre of gravity of global opportunities and challenges are shifting to this region. In the coming decades, China and India, together with the United States, Japan, Korea and the ASEAN Community, will be among the largest economies in the world. While this region embodies unparalleled dynamism and hope, it is also one with unsettled questions and unresolved disputes. It will be in our mutual interest to work for a cooperative, inclusive and rule-based security architecture that enhances our collective security and regional and global stability. While both India and China are large and confident enough to manage their security challenges on their own, we can be more effective if we work together. Regional stability and prosperity will also gain from stronger connectivity in the Asia-Pacific region. This should be a shared enterprise of India and China."
Sightseeing: On Oct 23, 2013 Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, 57, took Dr. Singh for a guided tour of the famous Forbidden City.
Meeting with Former Chinese Premier: Dr. Manmohan Singh was also hosted for a lunch by former Premier Wen Jiabao. The two leaders who met numerous times in their nearly decade long tenures share a special personal friendship. On the occasion, the Indian Prime Minister gifted former Chinese Premier a signed copy of a photograph which stated "To a decade of Friendship".
Music at the banquet: The Chinese military (Capital Wind band) played the Beautiful scene along the river bank, Kangding Love Song, Meeting at the Yurt, Life of Happiness, The Dedication of Love and Embroidering a Purse as the background music for the well laid out banquet hosted by Premier Li Keqiang in honour of Dr. Singh. There were other old Bollywood numbers -- the likes of ‘Mera Naam Choon Choon’, ‘Baar Baar Dekho’, ‘Gore Gore’ -- to strike a chord with music loving Indian delegation. Performances by the China Oriental Song and Dance Ensemble included - Indian Dance “Alarippu”, Plucked Instrument Piece “Mountain Stream”, and Dai Ethnic Dance “Peacock Beside Green Pond”.
Dandiya Nite organised in Guangzhou
Guangzhou Indian Community (GIC) in association with the Consulate organised Dandiya Nite to celebrate the festival of Navaratra on Oct 12 in Guangzhou. A large number of Indians settled in and around Guangzhou attended the event and participated in Dandiya and Garba dances. These dances are performed in community events organised during the festival of Navaratra celebrating victory of good over evil. Consul General Mr K Nagaraj Naidu inaugurated the event with lighting of traditional lamps and extended good wishes to all the participants on the occasion of Navaratra and Dussehra.
India Tourism Road Show held in Guangzhou
India Tourism Road Show 2013 was organised in Guangzhou on Oct 8, 2013. A large of people associated with travel business in South China and media besides representatives of ten travel companies from India attended the event. Regional Director, India Tourism Office, Sydney Mrs Madhu Dubey made a presentation highlighting different facets of Indian tourism and emphasised that India has become an important destination for medical tourism, wellness tourism, adventure tourism besides being a destination of rich cultural heritage. Consul General Mr K Nagaraj Naidu asked the participants to encourage more Chinese tourists to visit India and market India as a multi product tourist destination with luxury tourism being its main attraction.
Music and dance teachers from India Culture Centre, Beijing visit Shenzhen University
Visit of Hon'ble Chief Minister of Manipur to Yunnan Province
The Hon'ble Chief Minister of Manipur Shri O. Ibobi Singh led a high-level delegation comprising of Smt. O. Landhoni Devi-MLA, Mr. I. Hemochandra Singh-Minister, Mr. K. Govindas, Mr. M. Prithiviraj Singh-Parliamentary Secretary, Mr. O. Nabakishore Singh-Principal Secretary, Dr. Rajesh Kumar-Principal Secretary and Mr. N. Ashok Kumar-Secretary to CM to Yunnan Province from September 19-21, 2013. The delegation while in Yunnan, visited Xiushuangbanna and Kunming. The objective of the visit was to understand the development activities undertaken by the Yunnan Provincial government in the border areas, particularly in the area of border trade regulation, border infrastructure, tourism facilitation, roads development, and utilities (water and electricity) management.
Indian Consuate celebrates Hindi Divas
Consul General's Visit to Fujian Province
Lecture by Prof Alka Acharya on China & SAARC
The Consulate General of India organised a lecture in Guangzhou on August 19, 2013 on ‘China and SAARC-Dimensions of an enlarging engagement’ by Prof. Alka Acharya, Director, Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi. It was the first lecture on the part of the initiative of the Consulate to start an India China lecture series. The event was attended by a large number of people including representatives of Consulates based in Guangzhou, scholars, professors and local Chinese media. The lecture delineated the different strands of thinking in the Indian discourse on China's engagement with South Asia and SAARC. It then argued that China had dealt with the South Asian countries on a bilateral basis so far and there was a need for SAARC to become a more cohesive economic entity with its own norms of functioning before engaging actively as a regional organisation with extra regional actors. It further said that it was equally important that India and China reach not only a pragmatic but also a strategic understanding as regards China's engagement with SAARC.
Indian Consulate celebrates Independence Day
Consul General meets Indian Badminton delegation
A 14 member Indian badminton delegation comprising of 10 players, 2 coaches and 2 support staffs visited Guangzhou to participate in the World Badminton Championship held from August 5-11, 2013. The Indian team comprised of star players like Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu and P Kashyap. Consul General Mr K Nagaraj Naidu accompanied by other officials of the Consulate met the players and coaches during their stay in Guangzhou.
Consul General Mr. K Nagaraj Naidu made a call on Hunan Provincial Executive Vice-Governor, Mr. Chen Zhaoxiong on 25 July, 2013
The Consul General of India in Guangzhou, Mr. K Nagaraj Naidu, accompanied by Consul (Visa, Pol & Com) made a call on Hunan Provincial Executive Vice-Governor, Mr. Chen Zhaoxiong on 25 July 2013. This is his first official visit to Hunan Province after taking over as Consul General of India in Guangzhou. The other officials present during the call on were Mr. Liu Yuehui, Deputy Secretary-General of Hunan Provincial People's Government; Ms. Liu Quan, Deputy Director-General of Hunan Provincial Department of Commerce; and Mr. Qiu Aihua, Deputy Director-Generalof Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Hunan Provincial People's Government. During the meeting, Vice-Governor, Chen Zhaoxiong said that both Hunan and India have great cooperation potential in the fields like engineering machinery, electronic information and rail transit. Consul General, Mr. K. Nagaraj Naidu said that Consulate will make greater efforts to expand cooperation and encourage bilateral investment between India an Hunan.
Second Anniversary of India-China Yoga Summit held in Guangzhou
Yoga practitioners from different parts of China celebrated the second anniversary of India-China Yoga Summit and the first anniversary of the establishment of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of China in Guangzhou on June 22, 2013. Consul General Mr K Nagaraj Naidu was invited as a chief guest on the occasion. Consul General delivered a lecture on the importance of Yoga in the present day world and how it has gained popularity among different sections of society across the world. He also inaugurated an exhibition entitled “Guruji” which highlights the life and works of famous Yoga Master B.K.S. Iyenger and also explains the Yoga Sutras of Patanajali. This exhibition was originally conceptualized by Ramamani Iyenger Memorial Yoga Institute, Pune. Around 200 yoga practitioners , teachers and media persons participated during the celebration.
Ambassador (Rtd) Pascal Alan Nazareth visits Guangzhou on lecture tour
Ambassador (Rtd) Pascal Alan Nazareth, former Indian diplomat and a Gandhian scholar, visited Guangzhou from May 30-June 2, 2013 as a part of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi’s lecture tour. During the visit, he delivered a lecture on “Gandhi for 21st century” at South China Normal University (SCNU) on May 30 and was attended by a large number of audience. He also delivered another lecture on the same topic at Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) on May 31. The students, teachers and scholars who attended the lecture showed keen interest to know about Mahatma Gandhi and relevance of his ideas in the present day world. Besides, he also interacted with the senior academicians and scholars of SCNU and SYSU.
An ineraction on issues of cultural cooperation between India and Guangdong organised in Guangzhou
Guangzhou Association of Social Science Societies (GASSS) organised an interaction on May 29, 2013 in Guangzhou on the issues of cultural cooperation between India and Guangdong Province. Consul General Mr K Nagaraj Naidu and Consul Mr Dhiraj Mukhia were invited for the event. Scholars from the GASSS led by its Chairman Mr Gu Jianqing provided the historical perspective on cultural cooperation and discussed the importance of maritime silk route between India and China with Guangdong province being its main centre. Consul General briefed them about the importance of cultural cooperation and also outlined the possible areas of cooperation between India and Guangdong Province. As a part of the interaction, the GASSS also organised a visit to the Hualin Temple in Guangzhou. The Hualin Temple is considered to be the cradle of Buddhism in China with a long history of more than 1400 years. It is said that Bodhidharma, a famous Buddhist monk from India made his way across the Indian Sea and Pacific Ocean so as to come to China to do missionary work. After his arriving in Guangzhou, he built the Hualin Temple. It is of great significance in cultural exchanges between the China and India. During the visit, the Consul General interacted with Master Shi Guangming, abbot of the Temple who explained its historical importance and also offered viewing of sacred Buddhist relics presently being kept in the temple.
Boao Forum for Asia 2013
Government of India has been represented at the Forum at the Ministerial level since year 2010. Previous nominees of Government of India for the Boao Forum have been Mr. Jairam Ramesh (as Minister for Environment and Forests) in 2010, Mr. Anand Sharma, Minister for Commerce, Industry and Textiles in 2011, and Mr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission in 2012. From the industry side, FICCI has been involved with the BOAO Forum since its inauguration and is also a Board Member of the Forum.
Background of Boao Forum for Asia: Initiated in 1998 by Mr. Fidel V. Ramos, former President of the Philippines, Mr. Bob Hawke, former Prime Minister of Australia, and Mr. Morihiro Hosokawa, former Prime Minister of Japan, and formally inaugurated in February 2001, the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), over the last one decade has transformed into Asia’s most prestigious and premier forum for leaders in government, business and academia in Asia and other continents to share visions on the most pressing issues in this dynamic region and the world at large. The Forum is committed to promoting regional economic integration and bringing Asian countries even closer to their development goals. Countries across the region have responded with strong support and great enthusiasm, and the world has listened attentively to the voice coming from a tiny, quiet and scenic island at the southernmost part of China – Boao, the permanent site of the Annual Conference of the Forum since 2002.