Events organised by Consulate General of India, Guangzhou
The Consulate General of India in Guangzhou is celebrating the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas on 9 January 2017.
RBI has released guidelines regarding Extension of deadline for deposit of Demonetized banknotes at RBI ( Mumbai , Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata and Nagpur) for resident Indians abroad till 31 March and NRIs till 30 June 2017.
The Ministry of Tourism has introduced a 24x7 Toll Free Multi-Lingual Tourist Help Line to facilitate visits of foreign tourist visiting India.
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.
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.
Prof Shang Quanyu visits India on ICCR lecture tour
Consulate Organized an art exhibition titled “Modern India: Color, Pattern and Life” on November 21, 2016
Consulate celebrates Constitution Day