Growing up in a multicultural society: Opportunities and challenges

In this interactive session an expert will give a presentation after which five panelists will briefly share their ideas and experiences on growing up in a multicultural environment. They will speak about issues including:

  • what India or Surinam means to them,
  • the impact of their Indian or Surinamese-Hindustani heritage (religion,language, values) in their daily lives,
  • what is their notion of Indianness and the Indian Diaspora,
  • what is  the beneficial use of the  Indianness in the Dutch society.

We will then have a dialogue with all participants about the opportunities and challenges that the Indian and Surinamese-Hindustani youth and also their parents and elders face in the Netherlands.


Mrs. Drs. Sheela Vyas

Antropologist and trainer / consultant / coach of Lotus and Tulip,
Secretary Women Council of GOPIO (Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin) Netherlands.

Mr. Drs. Daulatram Ramlal

Ms. Ritika Mehra
Mr. Drs. Shashi Roopram
Ms. Drs. Nupur Kohli
Mr. Anil Kumar



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