10th International Indian Diaspora Conference 2022

10th International Indian Diaspora Conference 2022

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Kasteel de Wittenburg

1 Landgoed de Wittenburg

2244 BV Wassenaar

Netherlands

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10th International Indian Diaspora Conference 2022 (Including Book Launch event & Felicitation of Mr. Kiran Badloe Olympic Gold Medalist)

About this event

10th International Indian Diaspora Conference 2022

(Including the FCCI book launch event & Felicitation of Mr. Kiran Badloe, Olympic Gold Medalist)

Jointly Organised by :

Foundation for Critical Choices for India (FCCI) & Foundation for Indian Diaspora in Europe (FIDE)

This 10th International Indian Diaspora conference will be about the following two themes

Linking Diaspora with India:

The year 2022 is a special year for FCCI and India as it marks the 75th anniversary of India's independence, 75th anniversary of Indo-Dutch cooperation and 40th year of the FCCI serving the motherland India. it is a fitting occasion to connect the diaspora with India. The third book published by the FCCI, on the theme of connecting diaspora with India, will be released on the occasion. Expert speakers will participate in a panel discussion on the contribution of the Indian diaspora that connects their host countries with India.

Indian Diaspora on the move:

The theme will give emphasis on youth in Europe and the future of the Indian diaspora. Special attention will be given to the sub-topic of increasing political participation in host countries.Expert speakers from different European countries will participate in a panel discussion.

Time Program

11:30-12:30

  • Registration/ Meet & Greet with walking lunch.

12:30-12:32

  • Specific instructions by Dr. Yamini J. Singh, Secretary General FCCI.

12:32-12:40

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

12:40-13:10

Part I: National Theme - Linking Diaspora with India

  • Brief introduction of FCCI and its ambitions for the Indian Diaspora, by Dr. Pramod Agrawal, VP programs, FCCI;
  • Theme presentation “Linking Diaspora with India-Past & Present” on the occasion of 40th Anniversary of FCCI, by Mr. Ram Lakhina, President Emeritus, FCCI;
  • Book Launch ceremony by H.E. Mrs. Reenat Sandhu, Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
  • Felicitation of Mr. Kiran Badloe, Olympic Gold Medallist, with a short video prepared by Ms. Subhadra Pathak, trustee FCCI.

13:10-13:40

  • Inaugural address by H.E. Mrs. Reenat Sandhu, Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of the Netherlands;
  • Address by H.E. Rajendre Khargi, Ambassador of the Republic Suriname to the . Kingdom of The Netherlands;
  • Address by Mr. Jilles Gerrit Bijl, Mayor of Leidschendam-Voorburg and former Ambassador of the Netherlands to Trinidad & Tobago.

13.40-14.00

  • Dimensions & characteristics of the Indian Diaspora in the Netherlands/ Europe by Prof. Dr. Ruben Gowricharn, Professor of Indian Diaspora Studies, Vrije Universiteit;
  • The role and link of the German/European Indian Diaspora with India, by Kiran Malhotra, Managing Director Alliance Corporate Ltd, President Indo German Business Forum, Ambassador City of Cologne Council, Germany.

14.00-14.15

  • Short break – Drinks/Snacks

14 :25 - 16:00

Part II: International Theme: Indian Diaspora on the move – The Future

14:25-15:05

  • Brief Introduction of FIDE/IDC and its ambitions for the Indian Diaspora, by Mr. Hemant Mishra, Secretary General FIDE;

14:25-15:05

  • Theme presentation “Indian Diaspora on the Move” – Political participation in host countries” – by Prof. Dewanand Mahadew, Management Consultant and Professor in International Business & Strategy Management;
  • Political Participation of the Indian diaspora in UK. What are the key success factors? by The Rt. Hon’ble Baroness, Dr. Sandip Verma, Member of the House of Lords & Chancellor of University of Roehampton, UK;
  • Political Participation of the Indian diaspora in The Netherlands. Why aren’t we visible enough? by Mr. Rabin Baldewsingh, National Coordinator against Discrimination and Racism and Former Deputy Mayor of The Hague;
  • Relevance of new leadership with focus on diversity & inclusions, by Mr. Jaskaran Sandhu, Director TMC Science & technology, Belgium.

15:05-16:00

Panel Discussion/Q&A session: Chaired by Prof. Dewanand Mahadew.

  • Mr. Kiran Malhotra
  • Dr. Sandip Verma
  • Mr. Rabin Baldewsingh
  • Prof. Dr. Ruben Gowricharn
  • Mr. Jaskaran Sandhu
  • Mr. Biekram Lalbahadoersing Head of Hindu Chaplaincy at Ministry of Security and Justice, NL
  • Ms. Sonia Sodhi, Senior model risk manager & member FIDE, NL
  • Ms. Ritika Mehra, Member FIDE/IDC & Founder – Bridging the Gap foundation, NL
  • Ms. Diksha Sahni, Member FIDE/IDC, Software Engineer, ICIN , NL
  • Mr. Ashish Kulkarni, Director Razorleaf India, NL.

16:05-16:55

  • Cultural program with performance from artists from several parts of India and Suriname, coordinated by Mr. Dave Gurnani.

16:55-17:10

  • Closing remarks, Felicitations & vote of thanks by Jasbir Singh, President FCCI and FIDE.

17.10-17.30

  • Networking drinks and free distribution of FCCI book – Linking Diaspora with India.

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  • Master of ceremony: Dr. Yamini J. Singh Secretary General FCCI and Mr. Hemant Mishra Secretary General FIDE
  • Seminar Reporter: Ms. Satarupa Bose Roy, Director of Publication FCCI.

For more information :

  • For general queries: Mr. Hemant Mishra, Secretary General FIDE (Hemant.mishra4@gmail.com);
  • For registration related questions: Ms. Gayatri Karri, Director of Digital Platforms (digital@fcci.nl);
  • For networking queries: Ms. Suman Korenhof – Taneja, Director PR (pr@fcci.nl);
  • For any other queries, Dr. Yamini J. Singh, Secretary general (secretarial@fcci.nl).