Kashmir policy of India especially in the context of articles 370 & 35a

Brainstorming session on Kashmir Policy

 Kashmir policy of India especially in the context of articles 370 & 35a

Sunday 30th June 2019

14.00 hrs – 16.30 hrs

Venue: Van der Valk de Bilt (De Holle Bilt 1, 3732 HM De Bilt) near Utrecht, NL

Background: 

Year 2019 witnessed a huge victory for BJP lead NDA government for the second time. The new Government could use this strong mandate to resolve several long pending challenges India facing. One of such challenge is the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). BJP has clearly mentioned in their election manifesto to remove article 370 and 35a from the state of J&K. At the same time many thinks that removing these articles is not easy and may not be the right step. There are many opinions on this complex topic. Therefore, a close group brainstorm session is organised by the FCCI to discuss the possible way forward for the long-term peace and stability in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. An educational presentation highlighting key aspects will be delivered by dr. Pramod Agrawal (VP-FCCI) at the beginning of the brainstorm session, followed by open discussion on the topic.


Event Report: Will be updated soon

Presentations (Click on the title): 

Kashmir policy in the context of articles 370 and 35a, by dr. Pramod Agarwal, VP-Programs, FCCI  (coming soon)

 

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2018

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2018

Date: 7 January 2018, Sunday

Venue: Bharat Bhawan, Tesselsestraat 65, 2583 JH, The Hague

INDIAN DIASPORA DAY

On the theme

VISIBILITY & CONNECTIVITY OF INDIAN DIASPORA

Organized by

Foundation for Indian Diaspora in Europe

in cooperation with

The Embassy of India

&

Foundation for Critical Choices for India

Sunday, January 7, 2017

Venue

Bharat Bhavan

Tesselsestraat 65-67, The Hague

Programme

14.00-14.25         Registration (with tea/coffee)

14.30-15.30         Inaugural Session (Address by The Ambassador of India H.E. Sh. Venu Rajamony and presentations by
Prof. Dr. Dewanand Mahadew and
Prof. Dr. Ajay Bailey)

15.30-16.45         Launch of National Indian Diaspora Council

15.45-16.35         Interactive (Q/A) Session

16.35-16.45         Concluding Remarks/Vote of Thanks

16.45-17.30         Cocktail Reception

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Indian Diaspora conference 2018

Indian Diaspora conference 2018

Mobility of Skills Between India-Europe

Jointly organised by:

Foundation for Critical Choices of India (FCCI),

Foundation for Indian Diaspora in Europe (FIDE),

Province Utrecht and Utrecht University (UU).

Wednesday 19th December 2018, 13.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs

Venue: Foyer,Province house Utrecht, Archimedeslaan 6, 3584 BA Utrecht

Please visit: www.indiandiaspora.eu

for Program details and Registration.

Report of the event 

 

Exploring India’s potential for breakthrough innovations

Exploring India’s potential for breakthrough innovations

16th December 2017

14.00 hrs – 17.30 hrs

Venue: Bharat Bhawan, Tesselsestraat 65, Den Haag, NL 

 

Presentations of this seminar:

Exploring India’s potential for breakthrough innovations – Problem definition and identifying  underlying causes - Mr. Shantanu Maheshwari

Breakthrough innovations – A comparative analysis between India-Japan-the Netherlands - Mr. Prakash Ayer

 

Time

Program

14.00-14.30hrs

Meet & greet

14.30-14.33hrs

Opening Remarks by Drs. Vikas Kohli, Secretary General FCCI

14.33-14.40hrs

Introductory remarks by Dr. Pramod Agrawal, Vice president FCCI

14.40-15.00hrs

Introductory presentation on “Exploring India’s potential for breakthrough innovations – Problem definition and identifying

underlying causes”, by Mr. Shantanu Maheshwari, PhD researcher at University of Twente and trustee FCCI.

15.00-15.20hrs

Presentation on “Breakthrough innovations – A comparative analysis between India-Japan-the Netherlands”, by Mr. Prakash Ayer SAP Business Development Head, Wipro Technologies Limited and trustee FCCI.

15.20-16.20hrs

Panel discussion and Q/A session

Panellists are

  • Mr. Shantanu Maheshwari,
  • Mr. Prakash Ayer,
  • Dr. Pramod Agrawal

16.20-16.30hrs

Closing remarks and vote of thanks by Mr. Jasbir Singh, President FCCI

16.30-17.30hrs

Drink and Snacks

 

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Book Launch & Seminar on Indo-Dutch Cooperation on Water Management

Seminar on Indo-Dutch Cooperation on Water Management

 Launch of Book : "What we can learn from the Dutch- Rebuilding Kerala Post 2018 Floods", 

Authored by HE Mr. Venu Rajamony, Indian Ambassador to Netherlands & Mr. N. M. Rakesh

Friday 5th April 2019

15.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs

Venue: Kasteel de Wittenburg, Landgoed de Wittenburg 1, 2244 BV Wassenaar, NL

Background: 

Over centuries, the Dutch have been able in finding ways to control high waters in their country. A low-lying area with 26% of the country below sea levels, their vulnerability to floods and the experience of past disasters have prompted them to develop one of the most advanced and sophisticated flood risk and water management systems in the world. On the other hand, India is prone to floods and other issues related to water management. Last year, Kerala experienced some serious floods that triggered the ideas of learning from the Dutch expertise. These possible learnings have been discussed and elaborated in the timely book "What can we learn from the Dutch - Rebuilding Kerala post 2018 floods" by the Ambassador of India to the Netherlands and his co-author Mr. N.M. Rakesh.
At this seminar on Indo-Dutch Cooperation on Water Management, experts from the public and the private sector as well as from TU Delft will shed light on the Water Management from different perspectives. This event is proudly co-hosted by FCCI (Foundation for Critical Choices for India) and NICCT (Netherlands India Chamber of Commerce and Trade). FCCI is working on a long-term skills’ mobility project and within the scope of this seminar, FCCI and NICCT will explore how the aspect of co-operation in water management in terms of mobility of skills could mutually benefit both India and the Netherlands.
NICCT and FCCI are honoured to officially launch the aforementioned book authored by the Indian Ambassador to the Netherlands, during the seminar. In his book Ambassador Rajamony and Mr Rakesh point out not only the importance of water management, but also the key to successful cooperation between the Netherlands and India by jointly involving Governments, public and private institutions, companies and innovations to actually make projects happen successfully.


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Indian Diaspora conference 2017

Indian Diaspora Conference 2017

Date: 14 October 2017, Saturday

Venue: Bharat Bhawan, Tesselsestraat 65, 2583 JH, The Hague

Presentations

Indian Diaspora Conference 2017 - Dr. Pramod Agrawal 

Europen needs for skilled manpower & planned migration from India - Mr. R.L. Lakhina

An Integrative Approach to recruitment and retention of High Skilled Professionals from India - Prof. Sharda Nandram

Enhancing (Political) Participation of Indian Diaspora in The Netherlands - Prof. Dewanand Mahadew

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Program

On 14TH October 2017 from 13.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs

Venue: Bharat Bhawan, Tesselsestraat 65, 2583 JH, The Hague 

Time

Program

13.00-14.00hrs

Registration/ meet and greet

14.00-14.15hrs

Opening and welcome address by Mr. Jasbir Singh, President FCCI and FIDE.

14.15-14.30hrs

Inaugural address by the Indian ambassador to the Netherlands, H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony.

14.30-15.45hrs

A. Theme: European needs for skilled migrants & planned migration from India

14.30-14.45 hrs: Mr. Ram Lakhina, President Emeritus FCCI and

Chairman-Emeritus NICCT.

14.45-15.00 hrs: Prof. Dr. Sharda Nandram, Associate Professor, Nyenrode University.

15.00 – 15.45 hrs: Panel discussion/Q&A session with

  • Mr. Ram Lakhina
  • Prof. Dr. Sharda Nandram
  • Mr. Oedith Jaharia, Director of Programs, The Hague executive Campus, The Hague.
  • Mr. Desh Ramnath, Council member The Hauge, and founder ‘Twogather’.
  • Ms. Sanchi Tibrewala, Trustee FCCI

15.45-16.15hrs

Break for drinks/snacks

16.15-17.30hrs

B. Theme: Indian Diaspora & political participation in host countries

16.15-16.30 hrs: Prof. Dr. Dewanand Mahadew, Dean International Business Development Academy

16.30-16.45 hrs: Ms. Oetra Gopal, Deputy Mayor of Hoogezand-Sappemeer.

16.45 – 17.30 hrs: Panel discussion/ Q&A session with

  • Mr. Rabin Baldewsingh, Deputy Mayor of The Hague.
  • Prof. Dr. Dewanand Mahadew
  • Ms. Oetra Gopal
  • Ms. Haseena Bakhtali, Council member Nieuwegein and “fractievoorzitter stadsPartij Nὐwegen”

17.30-17.40hrs

Closing remarks and vote of thanks by dr. Pramod Agrawal, Vice President FCCI and President Aadhaar.

17.40-18.00hrs

Short Indian cultural program

 

Host:  Drs. Nupur Kohli, Joint-secretary FCCI.

 

 

Female Safety in India: a Reality Check

Female Safety in India: a Reality Check

 FCCI Seminar supported by The Indian Ladies Club

Sunday 2nd December 2018

14.00 hrs – 17.30 hrs

Venue: Valk Hotel Schiphol A4

Background: In the light of Thomas Reuters Foundation’s report on women’s safety, published early this year, that ranked India as the most dangerous country for women, the spotlight has returned on India after the notorious Nirbhaya case in 2012. This report raises a lot of questions within Indian communities all over the world and asks for more explanation by looking at the methodology of the conducted survey and by putting the subject of female safety into perspective. Therefore, this seminar will discuss the perception of women’s safety in India by presenting different perspectives on the data, socio-cultural aspects and legislation.


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Maximizing India’s Demographic Dividend & Its Global Implications: A European Opportunity - 1st July 2017

Maximizing India’s Demographic Dividend & Its Global Implications:

A European Opportunity

1st July 2017

14.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs

Venue: Bharat Bhawan, Tesselsestraat 65, Den Haag, NL

In the demographic evolution of a country there comes a period of time when the share of working age population in the total population is rising and the share of dependents is declining. This period of time or window of opportunity has profound implications for the economic growth of the country.

When the ratio of the working population in the total population increases and the ratio of the dependents declines, it increases the ability of the workers to save and invest more. The extra economic growth resulting from this phenomenon or window of opportunity is called demographic dividend.

To maximize the demographic dividend it is important for the country to create gainful employment opportunities for the working age population. In the absence of suitable employment opportunities

the presence of young persons without work instead of contributing to demographic dividend can become a demographic liability.

India is currently in that phase of its demographic evolution where a very substantial portion of its total population is in the working age group. This gives India a tremendous opportunity for accelerating its rate of economic growth.

The purpose of the seminar which the FCCI is organizing on this subject is to create greater awareness about this phenomenon and suggest policy options for maximizing India’s demographic

dividend. In this context the seminar will also propose a big opportunity for Europe. 

Event Program

Presentations

- FCCI introduction by Dr. Promod Agrawal

Theme presentation_Maximizing demographic dividend by Mr. Ram Lakhina

Photos of the event

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Program

Time

Program

14.00-14.30hrs

Meet & greet

14.30-14.35hrs

Opening Remarks by Drs. Vikas Kohli, Secretary General FCCI

14.35-14.40hrs

Welcome by Mr. Jasbir Singh, President FCCI

14.40-14.50hrs

Introduction of FCCI by Dr. Pramod Agrawal,  University of Twente, Vice President (Programs) FCCI

14.50-15.10hrs

Address by the Chief Guest, Ambassador of India, H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony

15.10-15.40hrs

Introduction and theme presentation on “Maximizing India’s Demographic Dividend & Its Global Implications:

A European Opportunity”, by Mr. Ram Lakhina, President Emeritus FCCI & Chairman Emeritus Netherlands India Chamber of Commerce & Trade (NICCT)

15.40-15.50hrs

Remarks by, Prof. Dr. Vinod Subramaniam rector magnificus at VU University Amsterdam

15.50-16.50hrs

Panel discussion and Q/A session. Panellists are:

  • Mr. Ram Lakhina, President-Emeritus FCCI and Chairman Emeritus NICCT
  • Mrs. Sanchi Tibrewala, Trustee FCCI
  • Ms. Poorvi Shukla, University of Twente, Trustee FCCI
  • Drs. Nupur Kohli, University of Amsterdam, Joint-secretary FCCI

16.50-16.55hrs

Closing remarks and vote of thanks

16.55-18.00hrs

Reception to welcome the new Indian Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony

 

Photos of the event

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Energy transition in India Tech. Business Policy 30 June 2018

Energy transition in India:

Technology, Business and Policy Perspectives

Saturday 30th June 2018

14.00 hrs – 17.30 hrs

Venue: Bharat Bhawan, Tesselsestraat 65, Den Haag

Background: Recently, India has committed for the Paris agreement towards reducing greenhouse emissions in order to combat climate change. At the same time energy demand in India is growing at staggering rate owing to growing population, urbanisation and industrialisation. The clear challenge to meet the energy demands in effective and sustainable way requires the confluence of technology, business and policy sphere.  This seminar will examine the energy transition in India from the perspective of available/futuristic technologies, businesses and policies. 

Time

Program

14.00-14.30hrs

Meet & greet

14.30-14.33hrs

Opening Remarks by Drs. Vikas Kohli, Secretary General FCCI

14.33-14.45hrs

Introductory remarks by Dr. Pramod Agrawal, Vice president FCCI

14.45-15.00hrs

Presentation on “Energy transition in India - Technology perspective”, by Mr. Manas Mandalahalli, Doctoral candidate at Delft University and trustee FCCI.

15.00-15.15hrs

Presentation on “Energy transition in India- Business perspective”, by Mr. Prakash Ayer, SAP Business Development Head, Wipro Technologies Limited and trustee FCCI.

15.15-15.30hrs

Presentation on “Energy transition in India - Policy perspective”, by Mr. Anil Kumar Ravalakollu, Researcher Delft University and trustee FCCI.

15.30-16.30hrs

Interactive discussion - Q/A session and brainstorming. Panellists are

  • Mr. Manas Mandalahalli
  • Mr. Prakash Ayer
  • Mr. Anil Kumar Ravalakollu
  • Ms. Pranita Deshpande
  • Dr. Pramod Agrawal

16.30-16.40hrs

Closing remarks & vote of thanks by Mr. Jasbir Singh, President FCCI

16.40-17.30hrs

Drink and Snacks

Report of the event: Seminar Energy transition in India report

 

 

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