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Vol. 05, Issue No. 20. May 28, 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
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Consulate News
Bal Pratiyogita (May 23, 2021)

Hindi Literary Society of Canada B.C. in partnership with Consulate General of India, Vancouver, organized “Bal Pratiyogita” on 23rd May, 2021 as part of “IndiaAt75 celebration - AzadiKaAmritMahotsav”. Congratulations to Winners of Bal Pratiyogita: Under 9 years - First- Somaira Deora; Second - Rujula Iyer & Third - Ananya Srikrishna. Under 12 years -First - Samaria Gupta; Second - Sanvi Gandhi & Third - Soham Nagpal. Under 15 years - First - Pratyaksha Awasthi; Second - Veda Prabhu & Third - Anya Gandhi.

Virtual Meeting with Sai Baba Mandir, Edmonton (May 24, 2021)

Consul General Mr. Manish held a virtual meeting on 24 May, 2021 with Mr. Prabhat Chaturvedi, Chairman and board members of Sai Baba Mandir, Edmonton, Alberta. Consul General briefed the members on the present COVID-19 situation in India and steps being taken by Government of India to deal with the situation. President of the temple expressed their solidarity with India and offered to contribute to GoI’s effort. On the query from them, CG explained the process of sending assistance to India and type of assistance required. CG also apprised them of the new changes in the Consular Services and also answered to their various queries. The discussion also focused on partnering with Sai Baba Mandir on celebrating IndiaAt75 to commemorate AzadiKaAmritMahatosav in Edmonton.

Mother’s Day event (May 24, 2021)

Consulate General of India in partnership with Friends of India Association of BC organized a virtual Mother’s Day event on 24 May 2021 as part of the ongoing celebrations of IndiaAt75. Consul General, Mr Manish took part in the virtual celebration. The celebration featured #Yoga demonstration by Nutan Thakur and Nari Shakati presentation by Vanita Puri, Deepa Sharma, Nalini Bhui, Sarika Gupta, Monika Paul, Ashok Rattan and Bhajan singing by Rana Gill. Other participants performed dance, songs and poetry in tribute of Mother.

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Virtual Meeting with Indian Society of Calgary (May 28, 2021)

Consul General Mr. Manish held a virtual meeting on 28 May, 2021 with Dr. Devesh Oberio, Executive Director, Mr. Jayant Chowdhury and Ms. Mano of Indian Society of Calgary. Dr. Oberoi gave brief overview of the functioning of the Society and the assistance rendered by the Society to the Indian Diaspora as well as Indo-Canadians. Consul General Mr. Manish proposed to the Indian Society of Calgary to celebrate IndiaAt75 to commemorate #AzadiKaAmritMahatosav as well as #IDY2021 Yoga in partnership with the Consulate. Dr. Oberio welcomed the idea to commemorate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav & International Yoga Day and promised to offer their maximum support in organizing these events in Calgary.

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Must Visit Destinations
Taj Mahal

Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, the creator of the Taj Mahal, said that the beauty of the monument made “the sun and the moon shed tears from their eyes”. It has also been described as a “teardrop on the cheek of eternity” by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore.

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India – A tourism destination

The only place where the ‘Ship of the Desert’ graces your eyes at every step… Yes, we are talking about Rajasthan, the incredible state of India!

Adventure Sports In Ladakh

The stark and pristine landscape of Ladakh, bound by rugged mountains, deep gorges and harsh terrain is ideal for adventure sports like trekking, mountain climbing, camping, etc. Moreover, the gurgling Indus and Zanskar rivers cutting through the scenery provide perfect backdrops for adventure in the water.

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With high productivity & rich varieties, New India exports mangoes to over 50 countries worldwide! Explore more at the ‘India-Japan Mango Buyer-Seller Meet’ at 28th May 2021!

Watch: Mann Ki Baat on 30th May

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India Perspectives - The Flagship Magazine of MEA

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Full-scale production of Sputnik V in India this summer: Russian developers

The developers of Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine and Panacea Biotec announced on Monday that full-scale production of the doses in India will start this summer. The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) or Russia’s sovereign wealth fund has tied up with Indian pharmaceutical firms such as Gland Pharma, Hetero Biopharma, Panacea Biotec, Stelis Biopharma and Virchow Biotech to manufacture more than 850 million doses a year.


$100bn reasons why foreign investors have pumped FDI, FPI into India

India’s growth story may be slightly revised due to the ravages wrought by the Covid-19 virus. But there is still overseas interest across sectors, which indicates that investors are still optimistic about the country’s long-term prospects for economic upliftment.


Record market-cap for BSE companies cheer Indian investors

Market capitalisation at India’s oldest stock exchange hit $3 trillion for the first time, triggered by the fastest $500-billion jump in history.


Meet the ‘Cylinder Bitiya’ of UP Who Is Saving Lives Of Gasping COVID-19 Patients

While India continues to grapple with the monstrous second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, 26-year-old Arshi Ansari has emerged as a beacon of hope. She has earned the title of ‘Cylinder Bitiya’ for helping those in need of oxygen cylinders in her hometown of Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh.


India Is Slowly Evolving Into a Market Economy

India has come a long way since its independence from colonial rule in 1947. It started as a mixed economy where elements of both capitalism and socialism coexisted uneasily. Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister, was a self- declared Fabian socialist who admired the Soviet Union. His daughter, Indira Gandhi, amended the constitution in 1976 and declared India to be a socialist country. She nationalized banks, insurance companies, mines and more.


Why e-learning is set to become a lucrative industry in India

Digital education solutions and the edtech boom is transforming the way Indians gain knowledge and experience – the answers lie in tech and online.


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