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Vol. 05, Issue No. 31. August 13, 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

Hindu Temple Burnaby is celebrating 75th Independence Day - #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav on 15th August 2021 at 11 AM

Consulate News
Kranti Diwas – Quit India Movement
(August 9, 2021)

Srijani Global in partnership with Consulate General of India, Vancouver organized “Kranti Diwas – Quit India Movement” as part of celebration of #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav on 9th August 2021. Consul General Mr. Manish, Maj. Gen (Retd.) G.D. Bakshi, Ms. Prachi Chaturvedi Randhawa, Mr. Pankaj Sharma, Poet and Writer, Mr. Apurav Bikram Shah, Poet & Writer participated in the event. The event began with the singing of poem titled ‘Karo Yan Maro’ by Dr. Shipra Shilpi followed by screening of short documentary “Story of Quit India Movement – 1942” presented by Film Division. Consul General in his speech welcomed Gen Maj. G.D. Bakshi and other panel speakers and thanked Srijani Global for partnering with the Consulate to celebrate 79th anniversary of Quit India Movement as part of celebration of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. Consul General highlighted the role of Mahatma Gandhiji in the Quit India movement and the sacrifices made by freedom fighters and common people during India’s Independence struggle and making India an independent nation. Maj. Gen. G.D. Bakshi in his speech thanked Srijani Global and the Consulate General for organizing the event. He gave brief overview of the freedom struggle on two fronts led by two leaders – one led by Mahatma Gandhiji and second led by Subhash Chandra Bose as well as the sacrifices made by the other freedom fighters. Mr. Pankaj Sharma elaborated on the ‘Jan Andolan’, described the feeling of soldier and sung patriotic poems. Mr. Apurav Bikram Shah also sung patriotic poems.

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Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary (Karnataka)

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48 Hours In Bengaluru

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COVID-19 - Travel Advisories and Updates

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India Perspectives - The Flagship Magazine of MEA

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India needs $100 billion FDI annually to become $5 trillion economy: Mukesh Aghi

India needs at least $100 billion of foreign direct investment every year to reach its target of a $5 trillion economy from the current $2.7, the head of a top India-centric American business advocacy group has said.


Canada extends ban on direct flights from India till September 21

Canada extended the ban on direct flights from India till September 21 amid risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, news agency ANI reported. The ban was first imposed on April 22 and has already been rolled over several times. It is the fifth time the ban has been extended.


Reliance joins Bill Gates, others to invest $144 million in US energy storage company

Indian oil-to-telecoms conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd said on Tuesday it would invest $144 million in US energy storage company Ambri Inc, along with billionaire Bill Gates, investment management firm Paulson & Co and others.


Indian American Kids Dominate Finalists in 3M Young Scientist Challenge

3M and Discovery Education recently announced the top 10 finalists and four honorable mention recipients in the 2021 3M Young Scientist Challenge, with Indian American kids dominating the group.


Forbes Asia '100 to watch': 22 Indian startups, highest for any country, feature on new Forbes list

Twenty-two Indian startups have made it to Forbes Asia’s inaugural ‘100 to watch’ list, the most for any country on the list, which was released on August 9, 2021. The list sheds light on the top 100 startups and small companies, identified by Forbes, which have garnered attention and are on the rise across the Asia-Pacific region.


At USD 35.17 billion, India’s July 2021 merchandise exports highest-ever in a month

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