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Foundation for Critical Choices for India (FCCI), The Netherlands:

Activities & Achievements

Date

Title

Type

13th September 2015

 

27th June 2015

 

13th March 2015

Dinner in honour of new Indian ambassador - Introduction of Indian and Hindoestani organizations to the Hon'ble Ambassador of India to Netherlands

 

Governance and Secularism, Hotel van der Val­­­k (A4), The Netherlands.

Freedom of Expression: with or without boundaries ? The Castel Wittenburg, Wassenaar, The Netherlands.

 

Seminar, Celebration and Social event

 

Seminar

 

Seminar

14th December 2014

 

24th April 2014

"Leveraging Indian Diaspora’s Knowledge, capital & networking resources for accelerating India’s progress"

 

“Ur­­ban Planning in India”, the Castel Wittenburg, Wassenaar, The Netherlands.

 

Conference-

 

Seminar

23rd Nov 2013

“Coalition Government in India and the Relevance of the Dutch Experience”, Hotel van der Val­­­k (A4), The Netherlands.

 

Seminar

20th Oct 2013

“Education and Prevention of Crime Against Women”, Hotel Holiday Inn Leiden, The Netherlands.

 

Brainstorming session

29th Sept 2013

Indian Diaspora Conference, Theme - “The Rise of Indian Diaspora in Europe” Jointly held with FIDE, at Louwman Museum, Den Haag, The Netherlands. www.indiandiaspora.eu

 

International Conference

4th July 2013

“Sustainable Farming in India”, the Castel Wittenburg, Wassenaar, The Netherlands.

 

 Seminar

17th Mar 2013

“Vocational Education in India: Relevance of the Dutch Experience”, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands.

 

Brainstorming session

16th Nov 2012

“Solid Waste Management”, the Castel Wittenburg, Wassenaar, The Netherlands.

 

Seminar

30th Sept 2012

Second Indian Dutch Diaspora Conference on “Connecting Communities and Generations”, Convention Centre RAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Organized jointly with the Foundation for Indian Diaspora in Europe (FIDE).

 

International Conference

06th May 2012

“Globalization and Democratic Governance Reforms in India and Tackling of Corruption to Deliver Effective Governance”, Oracle Building, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Following topics were discussed

 

  • Governance and Political Parties in India.
  • Functioning of State Political Parties in India & Its Effect on Development.

 

Seminar

 

 

 

 

Paper

Presentation

12th Mar 2012

“Globalization and Democratic Reforms in India”.

 

Paper

11th Dec 2011

“Civic Awareness and Ethics”, Hotel van der Valk (A4), The Netherlands.

 

Seminar

25th Sept 2011

Annual Diaspora Conference “Indian Diaspora in Netherlands: Achievements, Contributions & Challenges”, Jointly held with FIDE at The World Forum, The Hague, The Netherlands (http://www.pbdeurope.org/)

 

International Conference

1st May 2011

Interactive Seminar on “Gandhian Ideas and Themes: Relevance Today ”, Van der Valk Hotel, Sassenheim, The Netherlands.

 

Seminar

19th Dec 2010

“Maximizing the Demographic Dividend for India”,

the Castel Wittenburg, Wassenaar, The Netherlands.

 

Seminar

9th Oct 2010

“Governance Reforms in India and Tackling Corruption to Deliver Effective Governance”, the Castel Wittenburg, Wassenaar, The Netherlands.

 

Seminar

15th Aug 2010

Brainstorming session (part I) on “Kashmir” at Hoofddorp, The Netherlands.

 

Brainstorming session

29th Aug 2010

Brainstorming session (part II) on “Kashmir” at Holiday Inn Leiden, The Netherlands.

 

Brainstorming session

4th July 2010

“Justice Delayed is Justice Denied - European Perspective for Delivering Faster Justice in India”

Van der Valk Hotel A4, The Netherlands.

 

Seminar

25th Mar 2010

“Interactive Presentation and Debate on the Role of Small or Big States in Providing Good Governance in India” Van der Valk Hotel A4, The Netherlands.

 

Brainstorming session

19th Sept 2009

First European Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (FEPBD): “India Rising: Role of Indian Diaspora in accelerating India’s transition as a Global Power”, Organized Jointly with FIDE, MOIA & other Indian Diaspora organizations, the World Forum, The Hague, The Netherlands.

 

International conference

June 2008

“Broadening and Deepening Diaspora Engagements with India” An interactive session with Mr Vayalar Ravi, Hon’ble Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs. Leiden, the Netherlands.

 

Brainstorming session

24th Dec 2007

“Foundation of Critical Choices For India (FCCI): A Quarter Century of Service to India”, ISBN 978-90-90233622-8, A Commemorative Volume Compiling Work Done by FCCI since 1980.

Book

Dec 2007

“India’s Foreign Exchange Crisis and the Role of Non-Resident Indians”.

 

Paper

14th Dec 2007

“Indian Diaspora in Russia”: Interactive Discussion with Professor Igor Kotin, University of St. Petersburg, Russia, Event held at Leiden, The Netherlands.

 

Brainstorming session

5th Dec 2007

Open Public Seminar with Hon’ble Dr A.P. Abdul Kalam, Ex-President of India on “Emerging India: Its Ambience, Dreams and Challenges”, the Castel Wittenburg, The Netherlands.

 

Brainstorming session

 

15th Aug 2007

Celebration of 60 Years of India’s Independence. An overview of “Sixty Years of India’s Independence and Achievements” Event held at Chamber of commerce, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Organized jointly with other India related organizations

 

Seminar, Celebration and Social event

6-7th Feb 2007

“Water Development in India – Relevance of the Dutch Experience With special Reference to Recycle and Reuse of Water”, the Castel Wittenburg, Wassenaar, The Netherlands.

 

Seminar

2005-2007

"Tsunami Rehabilitation Fund for India" (TRFI), Joint Initiative undertaken by FCCI. A School Building was Constructed at Nagapattinum District of Tamilnadu in India.

 

Project

14th April 2006

“Vision India 2020: Role of NRIs/PIOs”, Silver Jubilee Seminar and Celebrations, the Castel Wittenburg, Wassenaar, The Netherlands. Following papers were presented,

  • Science and Technology
  • Financial Resources
  • Human Resources

 

FCCI Silver Jubilee Seminar (1980-1995).

 

Paper

Paper

Paper

24th April 2005

Interaction with Dr Amba Pandey of the JNU, New Delhi, on “The NRI/PIO Community of the Netherlands”, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands

Brainstorming seminar

 

 

 

Nov 2004

“Interactive Session with Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh by Mr Jasbir Singh, President FCCI in the presence of then Hon’ble Ambassador of India to the Netherlands HE Shyamala Cowsik during his visit for attending EU-India Summit. Visit held at Noordwijk, The Netherlands

 

Visit

April 2004

“Dual Nationality”, Seminar held at Hotel Holiday Inn, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Seminar

Jan 2004

A Proposal for Establishing Europe-India Chamber of Commerce & Trade (EICC). Paper circulated to Indian Ambassadors in Europe & Indian Ambassador to EU.

 

Paper

8th Jan 2003

“PIO/NRI Communities in The Netherlands”, Paper presented at GOPIO Convention, New Delhi, India.

 

Paper

June 2002

“Third GOPIO European Regional Conference”, Event hosted by FCCI at Hotel Holiday Inn, Leiden, The Netherlands. Paper on “Globalization and People of Indian Origin” was presented.  

 

International Conference/

Paper

 

 

May 2002

“Strategy for a Substantial Increase in Trade Between India and the EU”, Group Discussion initiated by Mr M. Jakhanwal, The Netherlands.

 

Brainstorming session

2001

“Gujarat Earthquake Funds”, Joint Initiative Undertaken by FCCI. A School Building was Constructed and Handed Over to the Local Authorities at Bhuj district of Gujarat in India.

 

Project

July 2001

Interaction with Mr MM Jacob, Governor of Meghalaya on “Sensitive Situation Prevailing in The North East of the Country”, The Netherlands.

 

Brainstorming session

July 2001

“India-EU Trade Relations: Importance of India-Europe Trade Relations in the Context of Globalization”, - A Background paper.

 

Paper

Feb 2001

Evidence Submitted to the High Level Committee on NRIs/PIOs set up by the Ministry of External Affairs on Dual Nationality/Citizenship and Other Related Issues. Research note providing latest information on status of dual nationality worldwide and answering specific questions raised by the Commission.

 

Interactive session

Sept 2000

Interaction with Mr Mahendar Chaudhry, Former Prime Minister of Fiji. Event held at Oegstgeest, The Netherlands.

 

Brainstorming session

Oct 1999

Petition Submitted to Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Regarding the “People of Indian Origin (PIO) Card Scheme”.

 

Petition

22nd Jan 1999

Publication of the Commemorative Volume “Fifty Years of Indo-Dutch Cooperation”, ISBN 90-9012448-9. Released by Prof. Drs. Ruud Lubbers, Hon’ble former Prime Minster of The Netherlands. Event held at the Castel Wittenburg, Wassenaar, The Netherlands.

Event

1999

Interactive session with Mr. R.K. Hegde, Hon’ble Commerce Minister of India and Mr. Prabhakar Menon, Hon’ble Indian Ambassador to the Netherlands. Event held at Hotel Holiday inn Leiden, The Netherlands.

 

Interactive Session

3rd July 1996

An informal discussion on “Economic Outlook and Business Opportunities Under the New Government (of India)”, initiated by Dr John Praveen.

 

Brainstorming session

 

7th Nov 1995

An Interactive Dinner Session with Mr P. Chidambaram, then Hon’ble Minister of Commerce, Govt. of India, on “NRI Role in Investments in India”, Restaurant Maharani, The Hague, The Netherlands.

 

Event

29th Oct 1995

A Group Discussion on “Sub-Continental Realities” led by Maj. General (Retd.) Vinod Saighal.

 

Brainstorming session

Feb 1995

“Indian Economic Liberalization (Reforms) for Sustained and Balanced Growth”, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands.

 

Seminar

Feb 1995

“India: In Competition for Globalization – A Comparative View”, Paper presented at Seminar on Indian Economic Liberalization (Reforms) for Sustained and Balanced Growth, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands.

 

Paper

Feb 1995

“East Asian Tigers: Ingredients For Success!” Paper Presented at Seminar on Indian Economic Liberalization (Reforms) for Sustained and Balanced Growth, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands.

 

Paper

1995

Interactive Session with Dr. Manmohan Singh, then Hon’ble Finance Minister of India. Event held at Restaurant Mayur, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

 

Event

May 1993

“Tourism in India”, Hotel Baron Plaza, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands.

 

Seminar

April 1992

“6th International conference of NRIs/PIOs”, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands. Following three papers were presented by FCCI.

 

  • Grant of Dual Nationality to NRIs: Problems &  Issues.
  • Role of NRIs in Accelerating India’s Economic Development – A Synopsis.
  • Theme Critical International Socio Economic Changes and Their Impact on NRIs/PIOs. Paper entitled “NRI and European Single Market”.

 

International Conference

 

 

Paper

 

Paper

 

Paper

 

1991

Petition Submitted to Late P.V. Narasimha Rao, then Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on “Grant of Double Nationality to NRIs and Other Changes in the Indian Citizenship Act such as Removal of Sexual Discrimination in Nationality Legislation, Higher age for retaining Indian Nationality by Children of Indian Parents Adopting Another Nationality etc.”.

 

Petition

1990

“Bharat Dharshan“– A Miniature Model City Based on the Model of Madurodam in the Netherlands for Supporting Welfare of Handicapped Children in India

 

Paper/Proposal to Govt. of Haryana and Govt. of India.

1989

Interactive dinner session with Mrs. Margaret Alva, Hon’ble Indian Minister of Parliamentary Affairs. Event held at Leiden, The Netherlands.

  

Interactive session

Sept 1988

“The role of NRI in promoting India’s Exports”, The Paper Presented to Minister of Commerce, Government of India.

 

Paper

August 1998

Interactive session with Mr. Ramiah, Hon’ble Commerce Minister of India. Event held at Hotel Holiday Inn, Leiden, The Netherlands.

 

Interactive session

March 1988

Petition submitted to Committee on Petitions, Rajya Sabha, India on “Voting Rights to NRIs and Their Representation in Indian Legislature”.

 

Petition

June 1987

Socio-Economic Development Scenarios of India: Trilogy of Background papers on India in the Year 2001, 

  • Some reflections on the state of Economy.
  • Some reflection on the state of Polity.
  • Some reflections on the State of Technology.

 

Papers

Jan 1986

Motion for A Resolution tabled in the European Parliament (Document B 2-533/86) “On the Legal Obstacles Facing Citizens of Non-community Countries Travelling Within the Community”.

Petition

1985

International Conference of NRIs on theme “Unity of India”, Conference jointly organized with India Association, London, UK. Paper “Punjab Problem and Unity of India” was presented. 

 

International Conference

 

1985

Inviting NRI Funds to India

 

Paper

1985

NRI Investment Company

Paper

1985

Petition to the Petition Committee of the Indian Parliament to plead case for “Double Nationality, Voting Rights, a Separate Ministry and Representation for NRIs.”

 

Petition

6-7th Jan 1984

First International Conference of NRIs, Taj Hotel, New Delhi, India. It was first ever International NRI conference of its kind held in or outside India. 

This Conference was inaugurated by the then President of India Giani Zail Singh, Mr. Rajiv Gandhi and many other leaders.

 

International conference

 

Jan 1984

Petition Submitted to EU Parliament on “Free Movement of Non-EU Nationals Residing in EU Countries”.

Petition

Dec 1983

The Transfer of Technology to India & the Role of Non-Resident Indians.

 

Paper

1983

Mobilization of Technical, Financial and Intellectual Resources of the NRI/PIO Community in the Service of India – Paper entitled “The Transfer of Capital and the Role of non-resident Indians.”

Paper

March 1983

“Grant of Double Nationality to NRIs and Other Changes in the Indian Citizenship Act”. Petition Submitted to Committee on Petitions, Rajya Shabha, New Delhi, India.

 

Presentation of the Petition by the representative of FCCI in person

1983

Some Aspects of Voting Rights and Nationality of Indians living abroad.

 

Paper

1983

Some Aspects of Nationality of Indians Resident Abroad.

 

Paper

April 1982

European Conference of Non-Resident Indians. Event held at Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

 

International Conference

1982

Background paper and petition on “A Case for a New Comprehensive Indian Tax Act Governing Non-Resident Indians” submitted to Government of India.

 

Paper

1982

Voting Rights for Indians Living Abroad in Indian Parliamentary and State Elections and their Representation in Indian Parliament.

 

Paper

June 1980

A Framework for the Future – A Case for a New Constitution for India.                                               

 

Paper

1980

Creation of FCCI, “The Foundation For Critical Choices for India” - The Oldest Think Tank of Overseas Indians, The Netherlands.

Event

 

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