Rising Soft Power of India & The Role of Indian Diaspora

Churchillplein 10, 2517 JW, The hague

PROGRAMME | Saturday | 26th September 2015


Registration (with lunch) & visit to the Indian Fair  
Doors of the conference hall will close at 12: 55

Inaugural Session

  • Opening address by Mr. Jasbir Singh, President FIDE & FCCI
  • Opening ceremony for The Conference & The Indian Fair
  • Welcome to the city of Peace & Justice by Mr. Rabin Baldewsingh, Deputy Mayor of The Hague
  • Theme Presentation by Mr. Ram Lakhina, President-emeritus FCCI & NICCT
  • Address by the Ambassador of India, H.E. Mr. J.S. Mukul
  • Keynote address by Rt. Hon’ble Baroness Sandip Verma, UK Minister for International Development Cooperation


The International Session:

Enhancing India’s Soft Power-An International Perspective

Moderator : Dr. Onkar Srivastava, Former Professor & Head of Department of Psychiatry, BHU


  • Mr. Carlo Jadnanansing, L.LM, Notary public and community leader, Suriname
  • Mr. Shantanu Mukharji, IPS and Former Security Advisor to Prime Minister of Mauritius, India/Mauritius
  • Dr. Sharad Rao, Chairman Wetting Committee for Judges 7 Magistrates, Kenya
  • Mr. Kiran Malhotra, President Indo-German Business Forum, Ambassador of Cologne, Germany
  • Mr. Philip Powell, Training Manager, Jubilee Centre, Cambridge, UK
  • Mr. Dave Gurnani, President Malaysian Association of the Netherlands (MA-NL) & Stichting INS, Malaysia
  • Ms. Jasbel Singh, Poltician & Social Activist,  Argentina


Tea Break


The youth Session:

Powerful Influential Soft Power Elements

Moderator: Mr. Vipin Moharir, MBA, President NICCT, CEO NINtec BV.


  • Mr. Anil Kumar
  • Mr. Bernhard Vreugdenhil
  • Drs. Nupur Kohli
  • Miss. Ritika Mehra
  • Drs. Monique Badloe
  • Miss. Mahesvari Autar
  • Mr. Hemant Mishra

The  National Session:

Unity in Diversity -A Basic Element for Enhancing India's Soft Power

Moderator: Drs. Ram Ramlal, Director MEE, Former Member of Parliament


  • Dr. Carla van Dijk
  • Mr. Desh Ramnath
  • Miss. Bharti Girjasingh
  • Miss. Namita Mathura, LLM
  • Mr. Ewald Poeran
  • Miss. Priya Swamy
18:00-18:10 India’s Cultural & Civilization Heritage-its Soft Power Legacy-A Gift to its Diaspora by  H.E. Ms. Bhaswati Mukherjee, former Indian ambassador to UNESCO and The Netherlands 
18:10-18:20 Concluding remarks by Dr. Pramod Agrawal, President AADHAAR, Vice-president FCCI
18:20-18:30 Vote of thanks and Closing address FIDE-President




Cultural Programme

By local artists followed by concert by Jeffrey Iqbal & Jomy George from, USA

18:45 19:00

Last Updated on Sunday, 27 September 2015 15:38


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