Issue no 26, November 4, 2022
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Issue No. 26, November 4, 2022

Consulate Weekly Newsletter

Let the land of Incredible trails, festivities, cultures and colours welcome you with hands folded in hospitality and hearts open with warmth!

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Consulate General of India, Vancouver heartily welcomes High Commissioner-designate H.E. Sanjay Kumar Verma and Madam Gunjan Verma to Ottawa. They were received at Ottawa Airport by the Chief of Protocol Stewart Wheeler and Acting High Commissioner Mr. Manish. High Commissioner-designate HE Sanjay Kumar Verma met Chief of Protocol Stewart Wheeler earlier on November 3, 2022 and handed him a copy of the letter of credentials.


As part of Government of India’s #SpecialCampaign2, the Consulate General of India in Vancouver undertook Special Swachhata Campaign from 02-31 October, focusing on space management and beautification of the Consulate premises.


Consulate General of India in Vancouver celebrated the Unity Day on October 31, 2022 by administering Ekta Diwas Pledge to all officials, organizing an Exhibition on the life and contribution of the Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and making an Ekta Shrinkhala (Unity Chain) at the Consulate. Consul Shri Manjish Grover highlighted on the life and contribution of Sardar Patel.


As part of Unity Week activities, the Consulate General of India in Vancouver, in association with the Gujarati Society of BC and V4U Entertainment, organized an Exhibition on life and contribution of the Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on 29 October in Surrey. Consul Shri Manjish Grover briefed the audience about the Unity week activities and life and contribution of Sardar Patel. The Exhibition was well received by the guests at the event.

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Invest In India - Healthcare Sector

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Incredible India- Arts & Craft

Bidriware is the pride of Bidar and is an indigenous handicraft tradition that garners a lot of admiration and appreciation. Practised on zinc and copper, and inlaid with pure silver or thin sheets, it is a delicate art and remarkably intricate. The main component used for manufacturing is soil, which is primarily acquired from the ruins of Bidar Fort and is kept protected from sunlight and rain. The chemicals in this soil are believed to give a lustrous black colour to the products.

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Piyush Goyal Discusses Economic Cooperation Agreement With Australian Counterpart

Also, experts from both sides will have their first round of discussions, which will lay a roadmap for the joint ministerial commission meeting




PM Narendra Modi lauds India's steel sector progress while laying foundation of ArcelorMittal's Hazira plant expansion

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday lauded India's steel industry and said it has become the second largest in the world, during the 'bhoomi pujan' ceremony of ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India's flagship plant at Hazira in Gujarat.



'Make in India, Make for the globe': PM Modi lays foundation stone of C-295 military aircraft plant in Gujarat

In a major aatmanirbhar push, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid the foundation stone of a mega manufacturing plant in Gujarat's Vadodra for the production of C-295 medium transport aircraft for the Indian Air Force.



Drafting a blueprint to provide constructive global leadership

Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2022: India’s engagement has not been confined to the rich and influential. India enjoys the strong support of the developing world.



Statue honouring Sikh soldiers unveiled in UK

Sikhs made up more than 20% of the British Indian Army at the outbreak of World War I, a bronze figure of a Sikh soldier on a granite plinth went on display in Victoria Park


India developing world’s most advanced affordable Artificial Heart

India is developing the world’s most advanced and affordable Artificial Heart, or a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD). And it is being greeted as the next big thing in world healthcare because an Artificial Heart is rated as one of the most complex machines to build.


India's first fully solar village lights up the lives of poor residents

The project in Modhera, financed by the federal and provincial government at nearly $10 million, involved setting up over 1,300 rooftop panels on residential and government buildings that were connected to a power plant. The government buys excess energy produced here from residents if they do not use all of the capacity allotted to the households.


Jammu and Kashmir- Towards new dawn of development

In last three years, under the leadership of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, a new era of development has started in J&K which was left behind in the race of development ago.


Invest Karnataka 2022: PM Modi says country moving towards vision of New India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that with bold reforms, big infrastructure push, and the best talent the country is moving towards the vision of a New India.The prime minister was speaking at ‘Invest Karnataka 2022’, a global investors meet.


Canada to celebrate November as official Hindu Heritage Month

Canada has for the first time officially celebrated November as its national Hindu Heritage Month to acknowledge the significant contributions of the Hindu community in the multi-cultural country’s growth story.


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