Round table debate - Fundamental Duties and Constitution of India

Round table debate on "Fundamental Duties and Constitution of India"

 In collaboration with the Embassy of India in The Hague, Netherlands

Wednesday 18th February 2020

17.00 hrs – 19.00 hrs

Venue: Gandhi Center, Parkstraat 99, 2514 JH, The Hague, NL

Background: 

This event was held as part of the Government of India’s celebration of ‘Constitution Day and Campaign on Citizen’s Duties from November 26, 2019, to November 26, 2020, in the context of 70 years since the creation and subsequent implementation of the Constitution of India.
The Constitution of India has been a subject of focus in FCCI at several moments in the 40 years since FCCI was founded;  Since its inception in 1980, FCCI has held seminars, conferenced, written papers and published opinions on the Constitution of India. In fact, the first paper that FCCI published in June 1980 was entitled ‘Constitutional Framework in India – a Framework for the Future – a case for a new constitution for India’.

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Indian Diaspora conference 2018

Indian Diaspora conference 2018

Mobility of Skills Between India-Europe

Jointly organised by:

Foundation for Critical Choices of India (FCCI),

Foundation for Indian Diaspora in Europe (FIDE),

Province Utrecht and Utrecht University (UU).

Wednesday 19th December 2018, 13.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs

Venue: Foyer,Province house Utrecht, Archimedeslaan 6, 3584 BA Utrecht

Please visit: www.indiandiaspora.eu

for Program details and Registration.

Report of the event 

 

Exploring the possibilities of addressing the pollution challenges in India

Seminar and Interactive discussion

Exploring the possibilities of addressing the pollution challenges in India

Sunday 1st December 2019

14.00 hrs – 17.30 hrs

Venue: Van der Valk Hotel, Schiphol, Rijksweg-A4 4, 2132MA, Hoofddorp (Google Maps)

Background: 

In the month of November 2019, pollution surged so high in capital city New Delhi that Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), under the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Govt. India (via www.air-quality.com) reported an Air Quality Index of 999, way above the upper limit of the worst category, Hazardous. Unfortunately, India is home to 15 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world with some studies indicating nearly 700 million Indians are exposed to unhealthy air. An analysis of the CPCB data showed that almost all cities from north to south indicated deteriorating air quality. There are several types of pollutions and each are connected to the larger picture of climate change, industrialization, rapid urbanization, population growth, number of vehicles and so on. The proposed seminar will explore the various dimension of this complex issue and explore together to address it. After the presentations, the discussion will be placed on the stated topic.  


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Female Safety in India: a Reality Check

Female Safety in India: a Reality Check

 FCCI Seminar supported by The Indian Ladies Club

Sunday 2nd December 2018

14.00 hrs – 17.30 hrs

Venue: Valk Hotel Schiphol A4

Background: In the light of Thomas Reuters Foundation’s report on women’s safety, published early this year, that ranked India as the most dangerous country for women, the spotlight has returned on India after the notorious Nirbhaya case in 2012. This report raises a lot of questions within Indian communities all over the world and asks for more explanation by looking at the methodology of the conducted survey and by putting the subject of female safety into perspective. Therefore, this seminar will discuss the perception of women’s safety in India by presenting different perspectives on the data, socio-cultural aspects and legislation.


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Kashmir policy of India especially in the context of articles 370 & 35a

Brainstorming session on Kashmir Policy

 Kashmir policy of India especially in the context of articles 370 & 35a

Sunday 30th June 2019

14.00 hrs – 16.30 hrs

Venue: Van der Valk de Bilt (De Holle Bilt 1, 3732 HM De Bilt) near Utrecht, NL

Background: 

Year 2019 witnessed a huge victory for BJP lead NDA government for the second time. The new Government could use this strong mandate to resolve several long pending challenges India facing. One of such challenge is the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). BJP has clearly mentioned in their election manifesto to remove article 370 and 35a from the state of J&K. At the same time many thinks that removing these articles is not easy and may not be the right step. There are many opinions on this complex topic. Therefore, a close group brainstorm session is organised by the FCCI to discuss the possible way forward for the long-term peace and stability in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. An educational presentation highlighting key aspects will be delivered by dr. Pramod Agrawal (VP-FCCI) at the beginning of the brainstorm session, followed by open discussion on the topic.


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Kashmir policy in the context of articles 370 and 35a, by dr. Pramod Agarwal, VP-Programs, FCCI  (coming soon)

 

Energy transition in India Tech. Business Policy 30 June 2018

Energy transition in India:

Technology, Business and Policy Perspectives

Saturday 30th June 2018

14.00 hrs – 17.30 hrs

Venue: Bharat Bhawan, Tesselsestraat 65, Den Haag

Background: Recently, India has committed for the Paris agreement towards reducing greenhouse emissions in order to combat climate change. At the same time energy demand in India is growing at staggering rate owing to growing population, urbanisation and industrialisation. The clear challenge to meet the energy demands in effective and sustainable way requires the confluence of technology, business and policy sphere.  This seminar will examine the energy transition in India from the perspective of available/futuristic technologies, businesses and policies. 

Time

Program

14.00-14.30hrs

Meet & greet

14.30-14.33hrs

Opening Remarks by Drs. Vikas Kohli, Secretary General FCCI

14.33-14.45hrs

Introductory remarks by Dr. Pramod Agrawal, Vice president FCCI

14.45-15.00hrs

Presentation on “Energy transition in India - Technology perspective”, by Mr. Manas Mandalahalli, Doctoral candidate at Delft University and trustee FCCI.

15.00-15.15hrs

Presentation on “Energy transition in India- Business perspective”, by Mr. Prakash Ayer, SAP Business Development Head, Wipro Technologies Limited and trustee FCCI.

15.15-15.30hrs

Presentation on “Energy transition in India - Policy perspective”, by Mr. Anil Kumar Ravalakollu, Researcher Delft University and trustee FCCI.

15.30-16.30hrs

Interactive discussion - Q/A session and brainstorming. Panellists are

  • Mr. Manas Mandalahalli
  • Mr. Prakash Ayer
  • Mr. Anil Kumar Ravalakollu
  • Ms. Pranita Deshpande
  • Dr. Pramod Agrawal

16.30-16.40hrs

Closing remarks & vote of thanks by Mr. Jasbir Singh, President FCCI

16.40-17.30hrs

Drink and Snacks

Report of the event: Seminar Energy transition in India report

 

 

Reservation policy in India- time to revisit it?

 

 Reservation policy poster

Seminar and Interactive discussion

Reservation Policy in India- time to revisit it?

Saturday 28th September 2019

14.00 hrs – 17.30 hrs

Venue: Van der Valk Hotel, Schiphol, Rijksweg-A4 4, 2132MA, Hoofddorp (Google Maps)

Background: 

The reservation is undertaken to address the historic oppression, inequality, and discrimination faced by some backward communities. It is intended to realize the promise of equality enshrined in the constitution. At the same time, the reservation was also meant to be a temporary measure, but due to political compulsions of our political leaders, it has become a permanent feature of our society and it seems nobody dares to touch this. While the rest of the world takes pride in becoming ‘forward’ in our country people are agitating and fighting to be labeled ‘backward’. On one hand, we want to get rid of the disgusting caste system, on the other hand, we may be reinforcing it with the help of reservation on basis of caste. Probably this is the best time in history to look again systematically various aspects of reservation policy and its effectiveness. After detailed presentations, the discussion will be placed on the sustainability of such a reservation policy. Since the topic is sensitive and emotionally attached to many, the work presented will be fact/ data-driven.


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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2018

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2018

Date: 7 January 2018, Sunday

Venue: Bharat Bhawan, Tesselsestraat 65, 2583 JH, The Hague

INDIAN DIASPORA DAY

On the theme

VISIBILITY & CONNECTIVITY OF INDIAN DIASPORA

Organized by

Foundation for Indian Diaspora in Europe

in cooperation with

The Embassy of India

&

Foundation for Critical Choices for India

Sunday, January 7, 2017

Venue

Bharat Bhavan

Tesselsestraat 65-67, The Hague

Programme

14.00-14.25         Registration (with tea/coffee)

14.30-15.30         Inaugural Session (Address by The Ambassador of India H.E. Sh. Venu Rajamony and presentations by
Prof. Dr. Dewanand Mahadew and
Prof. Dr. Ajay Bailey)

15.30-16.45         Launch of National Indian Diaspora Council

15.45-16.35         Interactive (Q/A) Session

16.35-16.45         Concluding Remarks/Vote of Thanks

16.45-17.30         Cocktail Reception

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Book Launch & Seminar on Indo-Dutch Cooperation on Water Management

Seminar on Indo-Dutch Cooperation on Water Management

 Launch of Book : "What we can learn from the Dutch- Rebuilding Kerala Post 2018 Floods", 

Authored by HE Mr. Venu Rajamony, Indian Ambassador to Netherlands & Mr. N. M. Rakesh

Friday 5th April 2019

15.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs

Venue: Kasteel de Wittenburg, Landgoed de Wittenburg 1, 2244 BV Wassenaar, NL

Background: 

Over centuries, the Dutch have been able in finding ways to control high waters in their country. A low-lying area with 26% of the country below sea levels, their vulnerability to floods and the experience of past disasters have prompted them to develop one of the most advanced and sophisticated flood risk and water management systems in the world. On the other hand, India is prone to floods and other issues related to water management. Last year, Kerala experienced some serious floods that triggered the ideas of learning from the Dutch expertise. These possible learnings have been discussed and elaborated in the timely book "What can we learn from the Dutch - Rebuilding Kerala post 2018 floods" by the Ambassador of India to the Netherlands and his co-author Mr. N.M. Rakesh.
At this seminar on Indo-Dutch Cooperation on Water Management, experts from the public and the private sector as well as from TU Delft will shed light on the Water Management from different perspectives. This event is proudly co-hosted by FCCI (Foundation for Critical Choices for India) and NICCT (Netherlands India Chamber of Commerce and Trade). FCCI is working on a long-term skills’ mobility project and within the scope of this seminar, FCCI and NICCT will explore how the aspect of co-operation in water management in terms of mobility of skills could mutually benefit both India and the Netherlands.
NICCT and FCCI are honored to officially launch the aforementioned book authored by the Indian Ambassador to the Netherlands, during the seminar. In his book Ambassador Rajamony and Mr Rakesh point out not only the importance of water management, but also the key to successful cooperation between the Netherlands and India by jointly involving Governments, public and private institutions, companies and innovations to actually make projects happen successfully.


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Exploring India’s potential for breakthrough innovations

Exploring India’s potential for breakthrough innovations

16th December 2017

14.00 hrs – 17.30 hrs

Venue: Bharat Bhawan, Tesselsestraat 65, Den Haag, NL 

 

Presentations of this seminar:

Exploring India’s potential for breakthrough innovations – Problem definition and identifying  underlying causes - Mr. Shantanu Maheshwari

Breakthrough innovations – A comparative analysis between India-Japan-the Netherlands - Mr. Prakash Ayer

 

Time

Program

14.00-14.30hrs

Meet & greet

14.30-14.33hrs

Opening Remarks by Drs. Vikas Kohli, Secretary General FCCI

14.33-14.40hrs

Introductory remarks by Dr. Pramod Agrawal, Vice president FCCI

14.40-15.00hrs

Introductory presentation on “Exploring India’s potential for breakthrough innovations – Problem definition and identifying

underlying causes”, by Mr. Shantanu Maheshwari, PhD researcher at University of Twente and trustee FCCI.

15.00-15.20hrs

Presentation on “Breakthrough innovations – A comparative analysis between India-Japan-the Netherlands”, by Mr. Prakash Ayer SAP Business Development Head, Wipro Technologies Limited and trustee FCCI.

15.20-16.20hrs

Panel discussion and Q/A session

Panellists are

  • Mr. Shantanu Maheshwari,
  • Mr. Prakash Ayer,
  • Dr. Pramod Agrawal

16.20-16.30hrs

Closing remarks and vote of thanks by Mr. Jasbir Singh, President FCCI

16.30-17.30hrs

Drink and Snacks

 

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