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Foundation for Indian Diaspora in Europe

Indian Diaspora Conference: Rise of Indian Diaspora in Europe

PROGRAMME | Sunday | 29-09-13

10:00-10:50

Meet and greet
Registration (with tea/coffee) & visit to the museum  
Doors of the conference hall will close at 10: 55

11:00-11:50

Inaugural Session
Opening address by the FIDE-President Jasbir Singh followed by the opening ceremony

Welcome address by Deputy Mayor of The Hague Rabin Baldewsingh: 'Welcome to the Hague, the city of international institutions & media’

Greetings from the Indian Ambassador

Keynote address by the chief guest: RT. Hon. Baroness Sandip Verma, Minister UK

11:50-13:30

The Netherlands Vision on rise of Indian Diaspora and its contribution to local community
Panel discussion & interaction with the audience
Moderator : Prof. Chan Choenni

Panellists: Dr. Mrs. Anita Nanhoe, Drs. Badri Madan,  Dr. Pramod Agrawal, Drs. Marianne Oort, Mr. Ram Lakhina, MA, Drs. Ram Ramlal, Mr. Rajen Ramnath, Ms. Tanja Jadnanansing LLM, Dr. Vasant Moharir

13:30-14:30

Lunch Break. (Indian/Hindustani dishes) & visit to the museum

14:30-15:30

Rise of Indian Diaspora - the European Vision
Speeches by foreign dignitaries & interaction with the audience
Moderator
: Drs. Rajindre Tewari, Secretary General FIDE

Speakers:
Mr. Vikkas Puri, Community leader & entrepreneur, UK
Mr. Harjit S. Sandhu, UN Investigator, Italy
Prof. Gaur Saraff, Academician & entrepreneur, Spain
Prof. Rosa Maria Perez, Diaspora Expert, Portugal

15:30-16:30

Rise of Indian Diaspora - the youth vision
Moderator: Vipin Moharir, MBA

Panellist:
Drs. Nupur Kohli, Mr. Anil Kumar MA, Miss. Ritika Mehra, Miss. Kirty Matabadal, Drs. Indira Tewari, Dr. Vinod Sommandas, Mr. Kailash Bhawanibhiek, Mr. Mahbir ThukralMr. Feroz Amirkhan

16:30-17:00 Tea break (with Indian/Hindustani snacks) & visit to museum
17:00-18:45 Cultural Programme
Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan (& local artists)
The Dhoad Gypsies are the cultural ambassadors of Rajasthan and in the last 10 years visited 70 countries to perform more than 1000 times.
18:45–19:00 Closing speech & vote of thanks

Masters of ceremonies/conference hosts: Ms. Vidhya Sampath & Drs. Monique Badloe
Conference rapporteurs: Mr. Vishal Solanki & Drs. Darshdeep Baidwan

Media Host: Wahid Saleh
Technique in-charge: Drs. Vikas Kohli

18:45 19:00