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Vol. 03, Issue No. 24 June 17, 2019.

India Perspectives

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IDY 2019 Health and Wellness Curtain Raiser with Yoga Gurus (June 07, 2019) A talk on Health and Wellness by accomplished Yoga Gurus was organized on 7th June, 2019 in the Consulate as a Curtain Raiser event to the 5th UN International Day of Yoga. The speakers highlighted the benefits of Yoga, Ayurveda and a Sattvic diet to attain overall wellbeing and balance between mind, body and higher consciousness. Consul General Mrs. Abhilasha Joshi welcomed the guests and Mrs. Nutan Thakur anchored the event and also spoke on the topic ‘What is Yoga’. Dr. Claudia Rangel Bussanich of Brahma Kumaris Vancouver guided the audience on how to Strengthen & Empower the Mind while Dr. Suman Kollipara enlightened on ‘You are Yoga’. Ms. Naseem Gulamhusein spoke on benefits of yoga therapy for Anxiety while Ms. Kiran Rampuri gave practical yoga tips for Arthritis. Dr N K Datta spoke on healthy living with Ayurveda. All the speakers and partners for the upcoming program of 21st June were felicitated by the Consulate. Consul HOC & Commerce Mr. Manjish Grover gave the vote of thanks. A vegetarian fare was offered on the occasion as part of the ongoing commemorations of Gandhi at 150.

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5th International Yoga Festival and Health Expo Vancouver (June 16, 2019) Consul General Mrs. Abhilasha Joshi inaugurated the 5th International Yoga Festival and Health Expo in Vancouver on 16th June, 2019 organised by Yoga Festival Founder Shri. Aditya Tawatia.

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Press Release Global Passport Seva Program for Indian citizens The Consulate General of India, Vancouver, rolled out the Government of India’s flagship Passport Seva Program (PSP) on 14 June 2019 to cater to the passport services to Indian citizens living under its consular jurisdiction - Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories & Yukon Territories. Consul General Mrs. Abhilasha Joshi handed over the first passport printed on the new system to the applicant at the Consulate. 2. Indian citizens living under the consular jurisdiction of Consulate General of India, Vancouver are advised to henceforth use the new portal – for availing passport services, including fresh passport, re-issue, Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) and Surrender Certificate. The link to the new portal will be available on Consulate’s website – and Consulate’s outsource agency’s website – 3. The PSP was launched by GOI in partnership with TATA Consultancy Services (TCS) and has completed 7 years of service in India. 4. The new system, which has already become operational, will further streamline and expedite passport services with better automation and user-friendly interface. June 14, 2019

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Invitation of International Competitive Bidding (ICB) Tender No. UG/L & E (Phase-II) of Kolkata Metro East West Line Project Tendering for UG/L & E (Phase-II) Kolkata Metro East West Line Project is being initiated by calling an International Competitive Bid for "Detailed Design, Detailed Engineering, Prototype, Manufacture, Supply, Delivery & Storage at site, Installation, Testing & Commissioning (Including Integrated Testing & Commissioning), Training of Personnel, Demonstration of Performance of System/Equipment, Annual Maintenance Contract of Lift & Escalator System (L & E) of Four Underground Stations for the Kolkata Metro East-West Line Project (Phase-II): UG/L & E-II. 2. The tender notice has been published on 29th May, 2019. The tender documents & notice shall be available on KMRC's website and from the same date. The last date of submission of bid is 19.07.2019 at 15.00 hrs. 3|P a g e

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BHEL Tender for Supply of M16x50 SS304 fasteners with bush for 129 MW Solar PV power plant for SCCL (4 sites) - (RFQ SPKSCPV038). Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Electronics Division, Bangalore has the requirement above mentioned item. In this regard, BHEL has floated an open tender on 13.06.2019. The complete tender document (comprising of technical specification, forms to be filled up, terms / conditions, instructions for tender submission etc.) has been uploaded to following websites: 1.BHEL EPS website - 2. 3. tender id - 2019_BHEL_446925_1 Kindly note that the tender is due on 24.06.2019, 13:00:00 Hrs. Please submit your offer on e-tender portal

Cultural Heritage - Festivals of India International Day of Yoga (June 21, 2019) While addressing the 69 session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 27, 2014, the Honorable Prime Minister of India Shri. Narendra Modi urged the world community to adopt an International Day of Yoga. “Yoga is an invaluable gift of ancient Indian tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature and a holistic approach to health and well-being. Yoga is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with ourselves, the world and Nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us to deal with climate change. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day," Shri Modi said. On December 11, 2014, the 193 member UNGA approved the proposal by consensus with a record 177 co-sponsoring countries a resolution to establish 21 June as "International Day of Yoga". In its resolution, the UNGA recognized that Yoga provides a holistic approach to health and well-being and wider dissemination of information about the benefits of practicing Yoga for the health of the world population. Yoga also brings harmony in all walks of life and thus, is known for disease prevention, health promotion and management of many lifestyle related disorders. Visit for more information...

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News from/of India 1. Maldives confers its highest honour on PM Modi Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with the Maldives’ highest honour “Rule of Nishan Izzuddeen” on Saturday in recognition of his key role in strengthening the longstanding bilateral ties. The prestigious award was presented to Modi by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih during a ceremony here at the President’s office, as part of the Prime Minister’s two-day state visit to the Maldives. “Highest honour. PM Narendra Modi was conferred with the Nishan Izzudeen award in recognition of his role in strengthening the India-Maldives relationship and for being a close friend of the Maldives,” External Affair Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet. Read more… (Sunday, 09 June 2019, PTI)

2. UN chief praises India’s commitment to South-South cooperation Describing India as a “valued supporter” of South-South cooperation, UN chief Antonio Guterres has praised the India-UN Development Partnership Fund for “championing greater prosperity” for all through its myriad projects benefitting the least developed, landlocked and small island nations.India has also been at the forefront of our efforts to reform the UN Development System, the UN Secretary General said. India is partnering with UNOSSC, as the Fund Manager and Secretariat of the fund, because UNOSSC’s global and UN-wide mandates allow for the office to respond to requests and implement projects through the various UN system agencies, funds, and programs. Read more… (The Hindu, JUNE 07, 2019 12:32 IST)

3. Women entrepreneurship rising in India We can proudly say that women entrepreneurship is not an obscure concept any longer with everyone working towards an economic setup where women entrepreneurs are completely empowered, such steps prove to be a push in the right direction. The number of female founders shining in our country will only rise, and we could not be prouder of our women.” Divya Jain is the Founder and CEO of Safeducate, India’s largest training, skilling and consulting firm that specialises in the domains of Supply Chain Management & Logistics. She spear heads the corporate training initiative by hiring and nurturing trainers, interacting with different stakeholders to design and cost-effectively impart training sessions in over 50 cities in India. Read more… (The Hitavada, 12-Jun-2019)

4. Thanks to IIT-B’s invention, MP gets India’s first village with all-solar kitchens! Of the total 70 per cent of rural population, around 80 per cent families use biomass fuel like wood, crops, manure, and garbage for cooking purposes. From respiratory diseases, lung cancer to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, using traditional stoves can seriously take a toll on one’s health. Read more… (TBI, June 10, 2019, 11:36 am)

5. Stories from Kashmir Series - Pakharpora Those who come to the tomb of Pakharpora, never go back empty handed. Their belief is so strong on the bounty of sultan that they pay their gratitude even before getting their desires fulfilled.

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