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Consulate General of India, Vancouver

Vol. 03, Issue No. 30 July 26, 2019.

India Perspectives

India Perspectives is the flagship publication of the Ministry of External Affairs. Richly illustrated, this magazine provides our readers with an insight into India’s culture and tradition along with elements of contemporary India. Click here to read more‌. Ministry of External Affairs, India

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Vol. 03, Issue 30, July 26, 2019.

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Vol. 03, Issue 30, July 26, 2019.

Visit of High Commissioner H.E Vikas Swarup to Vancouver (24–28 July, 2019)

High Commissioner’s meeting with Hon’ble Ministers Bruce Ralston and Jinny Sims, Hon’ble Dy. Speaker Raj Chouhan and other prominent business leaders.

Interacting with members of the Canada-India Global Forum led by Mr. Aditya Tawatia.

High Commissioner with CEO’s / Business Leaders at KPMG.

Visit to Nanak Foods manufacturing facility

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Consul General Mrs. Abhilasha Joshi attended the Vancouver Punjabi Mela on July 21, 2019

Cultural Heritage - Festivals of India PHYANG TSEDUP FESTIVAL (July 30, 2019) 30th-31th July 2019--- will mark the beginning of the prominent Phyang Tsedup Festival. It is celebrated in Phyang Monastery in Ladakh (19.1 km from Leh) and dedicated to Jigten Gombo, founder of Dringumpa Monastic Dynasty. Witness smiling Lamas in vibrant attire and portraying different characters of the dance drama. Thankha of Jigten Gombo is also worshipped and marks the triumph of good over the evil. However, dance remains the centre of attraction. Monks wearing rich silk costumes perform Chham and worship their deity. This festival is especially remarked for the enthusiasm and energy. The Phyang tsedup Festival is held on the 2nd and 3rd day of the 6th month of Tibetan Calendar which usually falls in JulyAugust. Some ritual offerings are burnt on the 2nd day and the Storma is destroyed to conclude the procession. Masks steal the limelight of the festival. Numerous messages of Lord Buddha are displayed in the carnival. Exhibition of Buddhist artefacts also take place. Are you planning a Ladakh tour in July? If yes, then don’t miss this superb festival. Visit for more information...

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News from/of India 1. NASA congratulates ISRO on Chandrayaan 2 launch, seeks to learn about lunar South Pole NASA on Monday congratulated Indian space agency ISRO on the successful launch of its second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 and said it was looking forward to learn from the mission about the unexplored lunar south pole. India’s quest to land its first spacecraft on the moon got off to a smooth start on Monday afternoon, with the successful launch of Chandrayaan-2 mission aboard the country’s most powerful rocket. The Chandrayaan-2 mission lifted off from the Sriharikota launch range at its appointed time of 0243 pm. Read more… (Indian Express, Tuesday, 23rd July 2019, 7:55 am)

2. India to give free health care to 100 FFs each year Government of India has initiated a new scheme for providing medical treatment to 100 freedom fighter patients every year under which they will be provided free medical treatment in Indian Armed Forces Hospitals. Read more… (The Daily Star, Thursday, 18th July 2019, 10:46 am)

3. India’s second Moon Mission: Women and men who made Chandrayaan-2 possible The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientists successfully launched Chandrayaan-2 on Monday, July 22. Apart from the fact that Chandrayaan-2 carries powerful GSLV-MkIII-M1 launch vehicle, called Baabubali, and is India’s first lander mission to explore the unexplored south pole of the Moon, it is a first time that a project in ISRO is directed by a woman. Read more… (The Logical Indian, Wednesday, 24th July 2019, 8:29 am)

4. Indian origin nine-year-old wins award for Smart Stick for blind A NINE-year-old Indian origin girl has won Tech4Goods award for her innovative next-generation Smart Stick for the blind. Read more… (Eastern Eye, Tuesday, 23rd July 2019, 7:57 am)

5. Andaman IFS officer replaces plastic in dept. nursery; Uses bamboo to plant 500 saplings! Back in school, we would have an annual tree plantation programme. Students would form groups to plant saplings either in the school premises or a hilltop nearby. The trips would be very well-organised, with every student in every group responsible for a specific task like fetching a sickle, the water can, and the saplings, usually in a plastic bag. At the end of the day, we would collect all the plastic in one big bag. We were all children, following what the teachers instructed us to do but even then, we understood that there is something wrong with so much plastic being involved in a tree plantation programme. Read more… (The Better India, Saturday, 20th July 2019, 10:23 am)

6. IIT Hyderabad Researchers Study Water Consumption Pattern in Hyderabad Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad researchers have undertaken a study of the water footprint of Hyderabad Metro Development Authority (HMDA) Region. Such assessment studies are vital as the development of strategies for sustainable water preservation hinges on understanding the pattern of water usage. Read more… (Business World, Tuesday, 23rd July 2019, 8:04 am)

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