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Vol. 05, Issue No. 10. March 19, 2021

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Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India and the glorious history of it’s people, culture and achievements.

India @ 75 Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav
Upcoming Events

1. Saturday, 20th March 2021, 11pm  - Holi Celebrations with Bharatiya Kala evam Sahitya Parishad, BC "Holi ke Rang Antakshari ke Sang"

2. Monday, 22nd March 2021 - Interview of Consul General Mr. Manish on 600 AM Sher-E-Punjab Radio at 8.35am to inform about the launch of India @ 75 celebrations - Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav

Consulate News
Inauguration of World Malayalee Council British Columbia Province

Hon. Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs Shri. V. Muraleedharan in a virtual event organized on 6 March 2021 inaugurated the World Malyalee Council - British Columbia Province (WMC-BC) and delivered key note address. The event saw participation of WMC members from American region and India. Consul General of India Shri. Manish also participated in the event. Shri. Murleedharan lauded the role of Indian diaspora in promoting relationship between India and their host countries and the achievements of Indian diaspora. He advised the WMC members to take advantage of various socio-economic programmes of Government of India and contribute to making India self reliant. He also outlined Government’s economic policies, the steps taken by India to manage COVID-19 pandemic, including vaccination programme and helping global community through Vaccine Maitri.

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International Womens Day Celebrations
Consulate General of India, Vancouver in partnership with Hindi Literary Society of Canada, BC celebrated International Womens Day on 7 March 2021.

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Inaugural Ceremony of Malayalam School - Nammalude Pallikkudam
Consul General Mr Manish participated in the Virtual Inaugural ceremony of Malayalam School (Nammalude Pallikkudam) on 12 March, which was organized in association with Malayalam Mission of the State Government of Kerala. Malayalam belongs to the Dravidian family of languages and is spoken by people from Kerala. In a bid to propagate the language worldwide, the Government of Kerala, under its Department of Culture, started the Malayalam Mission initiative. British Columbia Minister Mr Bruce Ralston also spoke on the occasion. Malayalam mission Director Professor Suja Susan George also participated in the event.

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Important Trade Fairs in India

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India's Forex Reserves surpass Russia's to become World's 4th largest. India’s reserves, enough to cover roughly 18 months of imports, have been bolstered by a current-account surplus, rising inflows into the local stock market and foreign direct investment.


During the current Kharif marketing season (KMS), 679.65 lakh metric tonnes of paddy has been purchased so far. About 99.74 lakh farmers have been paid Rs 1,28,319.44 crore on the minimum support price for the paddy purchased so far.

Invest India Corner
India: The Next Global Hub for Furniture

The value of New India's furniture industry is projected to reach USD 61.1 Bn by 2023.

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India Perspectives - The Flagship Magazine of MEA

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Popular in India
The Land of Gandhi

The legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation, is perfectly preserved in India. From various museums and memorials to Gandhiji's ashram, there are various stopovers in the country that testify of the great life of the leader. The legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation, is perfectly preserved in India.

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Must Visit Destinations

A bustling city with an indomitable spirit, Amritsar holds one of the holiest of Sikh ethos at its heart - the Golden Temple. Covered in 400 kg of gold and surrounded by a serene sarovar (pond), one is immediately swamped by the humbling sight of the glistening structure, which is also home to one of the biggest community kitchens (langar) in the country that serves about 20,000 people a day.

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India – A tourism destination

Far stretches the divine aura of this exceptionally brilliant Lotus Temple, situated in the heart of New Delhi!


Popular Heritage Destinations in India

One of the oldest living inhabitations of the world.


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COVID-19 - Travel Advisories and Updates

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Watch a live performance by Pandit Pravin Godhkindi accompanied by Shri Shubh Maharaj on the Tabla, under live concert series "Unlock the Music". The telecast will be live on 20 March 2021 at 9 PM IST (08:30 A.M. PST).

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ICCR’s Video Blogging Contest

International Video Blogging Contest on the theme “My Impressions of India” or “What India means to me” to coincide with the celebrations of the 71st Foundation Day of ICCR. The last date to send the entry is 3rd April 2021. Click on more info to see the detailed guidelines of the contest.

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Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Fellowship for Music

ICCR has introduced a new Fellowship Scheme in the name of eminent Indian Musician "Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Fellowship for Music", which would be available to foreign musicians / artistes / scholars to do research in the field of Indian music. An E-booklet detailing the terms and conditions of fellowship is attached on the link below. Interested applicants may like to apply.

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India@75: PM Modi flags off Freedom March as part of Amrit Mahotsav

Eighty-one people are taking part in the 'Padyatra' from Sabarmati Ashram to Dandi


India Strongly Committed To Cause of Global Food Security: Envoy to UN

India has provided thousands of metric tonnes of wheat, rice, pulses and lentils to several countries.


India to play key role in historic Quad COVID-19 vaccine partnership

India will mass produce US COVID-19 vaccines as Quad sets ambitious target of 1 billion doses by end-2022.


Overseas Indians’ welfare ensured during Covid-19 situation: EAM Jaishankar

India managed the largest repatriation exercise in the history of the world with support from partner countries, said Jaishankar


Over 31 million vaccine doses administered in India’s COVID-19 vaccination drive

India has crossed 3.15 crore (31.5 million) cumulative COVID-19 vaccination doses, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said, referring to preliminary information received till Monday evening.


India’s supplies of vaccines to world demonstrate its selfless outlook: EAM Jaishankar

India’s reputation as the ‘Pharmacy of the world’ has been reinforced by the country’s determination to make a difference at a difficult moment for the global society.


Cooperation a must for ensuring resilience of global system: PM Modi

Cooperation is a must for ensuring the resilience of the global system, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday, pointing out that no country was immune to the effect of global disasters.


Connectivity forms important pillar of India’s Act East policy: MEA Secretary

“Act East Policy is at the centre of our connectivity orientation and a fulcrum of our broader approach to the Indo-Pacific,” said Riva Ganguly Das.


200 Indian-Origin People Occupy Leadership Positions In 15 Countries: Report

The leaders have been key agents in shaping politics and policy from a local to a global scale.


With radical changes, India on way to mapping an Aatmanirbhar Bharat

The government has deregulated the geospatial data and services sector, including maps, by opening it up for Indian entities.


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