Page 1

Consulate General of India, Vancouver

Vol. 03, Issue No. 42 October 25, 2019.

India is the #1 IT-BPM sourcing destination globally. Furthermore, Govt. initiatives such as National e-Governance Plan, National Software Policy 2019 & the establishment of Software Technology Parks are giving an impetus to India's #ITIndustry. Read more:

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

Follow us on:

Vol. 03, Issue 42, October 25, 2019.

Consulate News

#DidYouKnow India is the 7th largest tourism economy in the world. The sector is further expected to receive investments worth USD 85.2 Bn by 2028! Learn more now: #TourismIndustry #investInIndia #IncredibleIndia @tourismgoi

1|P a g e

Vol. 03, Issue 42, October 25, 2019.

Consular Camps in November 2019 by the Consulate General of India, Vancouver Timing: 09:30 am to 4:00 pm at all venues (Timing is subject to change) Sl.



Local organizer





Saturday 02.11.19 Saturday 02.11.19







Sunday 10.11.19


Prince George

Sunday 10.11.19

Ross St. Gurdwara, Vancouver 604 719 6800, Indian Ex-Servicemen Society, Surrey 201-8212-128 Street Capt Mohinder Singh Jaswal 604 501 3939 Email: Lakshmi Narayan Temple, 8321-140 St. Surrey 6046185114, Heritage Gurudwara, Abbotsford, 6048327777 Indian Ex-servicemen Immigrant Association (IEIA) 4774 Westwinds Dr NE, Calgary, AB T3J 0L7 Mr. Balkar Singh Sandhu (Mob: 1 587 703 5500), President Email: Guru Gobind Singh Temple Association, 443 Kelly St. South, Prince George 250 961 0576





Sunday 17.11.19 Sunday 17.11.19

India Canada Cultural Association, Saskatoon Email:, Sh Nish Prasad 1 306 533 0977 Millwoods Cultural Society of Retd and Semi Retd. 1560- 48 Street Edmonton AB T6L6H9 Mr. Zora Singh Jhajj, Ex-President, Mr. Balbir Singh Kullar, President, Mrs Kanak Chamarty,, CIGF - Alberta Chapter

For all services (9.30am – 4pm) Life Certificate only (9.30am – 4pm)



Sunday 24.11.19

India Canada Cultural Association, Saskatoon Sh Kishore Gali 0039, President, Sikh Cultural Society, Shri Ishar Singh Bhatti (Tel: 250-314-4142) Email: 2503 768 285 PICS Seniors Care facility, 12075 75A Avenue, Surrey. 604.596.0052 Ext: 103,

For all services (9.30am – 4pm)

Sunday 03.11.19 Sunday 03.11.19



Sunday 24.11.19



Saturday 30.11.19


Service to be offered / Tentative time Life Certificate only (9.30am – 4pm) Life Certificate only (9.30am – 4pm) Life Certificate only (9.30am – 4pm) Life Certificate only (9.30am – 4pm) Life Certificate only (9.30am – 4pm)

For all services (9.30am – 4pm)

For all services (9.30am – 4pm)

Life Certificate only (9.30am – 4pm)

The 4th Grand Diwali Gala Celebration by BC-India Business Network (October 11, 2019) BC-India Business Network’s fourth annual signature event “The Grand Diwali Gala” was celebrated on Friday, October 11, 2019, at Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver. Diwali is one of the most significant festivals in Indian culture, which is also known as the festival of lights and celebrates the victory of good over evil. With a large Indian diaspora, Diwali is now celebrated all over the world with great enthusiasm. Consul General, Mrs Abhilasha Joshi along with Hon. John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia and other dignitaries from B.C. government attended this India’s traditional Celebration of Lights to strengthen the synergy between India and Canada. Kudos to Mr. Vivek Savkur, President and CEO of BC India Business Network for organizing such a successful celebration.

More photos…

(Photos courtesy by Aaj Magazine)

2|P a g e

Vol. 03, Issue 42, October 25, 2019.

PUCA delegation met Consul General of India in BC, Canada A delegation of Punjab Unaided Colleges Association (PUCA) met Consul General of India, Mrs Abhilasha Joshi at Consulate General of India, Vancouver on 18 Oct 2019. The delegation was led by President, PUCA, Dr. Anshu Kataria. Sh. Krishna Murty, Member, Canada International Education Consortium was also present on the occasion. Mrs Abhilasha Joshi welcomed the delegation. Sh. Manjish Grover, Consul, Head of Chancery, Commerce & Culture was also present on the occasion. While addressing the delegation he assured full support to the delegation during their stay in British Columbia, Canada. Mrs Joshi appealed the delegation to spread maximum awareness of MADAD Portal among the students of Punjab. It is to be mentioned that the online portal was created by the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt of India to ease the Indian citizens living abroad with a special section for Indian students abroad. The 15 members delegation of PUCA was recently flagged off by the Higher Education Minister of Punjab, Sh. Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa with an aim of strategic tie ups and international collaborations. The delegation is visiting colleges and universities in BC. Dr. Anshu Kataria, Chairman, Aryans Group of Colleges, Rajpura, Near Chandigarh; Mr. Ashwani Garg, SVIET, Banur; Mr. Swinder Singh, Smt. Manjinder Kaur & Mr. Gursimranjit Singh, Sukhjinder Group of Institutes, Gurdaspur; Mr. Mohit Mahajan & Mrs Anu Mahajan, Golden Group of Colleges Gurdaspur; Mr. Nalini Chopra & Mr. Chander Mohan, Kay Jay Group, Patiala; Mr. Parminder Paul Sharma, MGDM Group, Bathinda; Mr. Bharat Sharma, Synergy International Institute of Nursing, Bathinda; Mr. Rajesh K Garg, Bharat Group of Institutions, Mansa; Mr. Kanwar Tushar Punj, Sri Sai Group, Palampur etc were also part of the delegation.

More photos‌

Thanksgiving reception for the success of Namaste Canada 2019 (October 23, 2019) The Consulate General of India organized a thanksgiving reception to celebrate the successful organization of its annual flagship event 'Namaste Canada 2019 edition' which was held on 31st August, 2019 at Massey Theater in New Westminster. Consul General Abhilasha Joshi, while speaking on the occasion, thanked the members of the participating Indian Associations and Societies, Members of the Namaste Canada Organization Committees, Media Partners, artistes, members of the Consulate and all other supporters for their invaluable collaboration and hard work in making this year's Namaste Canada a huge success. Consul General also took the opportunity to wish everyone present a prosperous and happy Diwali.

More photos‌ 3|P a g e

Vol. 03, Issue 42, October 25, 2019.

Cultural Heritage - Festivals of India Tawang Festival (October 29-31, 2019) The annual Tawang Festival is organized by the Arunachal Pradesh Tourism Department to showcase the culture of the state and promote adventure tourism. Highlights include a huge fair, chanting by the monks of Tawang Monastery, and folk and tribal dances.

Where: Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh. Visit for more information...

(Picture Source:

Chhath Puja (November 3, 2019) This north Indian festival, traditionally celebrated by the people of Bihar, is devoted to worshiping the sun. People flock to the water's edge to offer prayers to the Sun God at sunset. Hymns and folk songs are sung, and women fast and pray for the wellbeing of their family and friends.

Where: Across India, particularly in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Assam, and West Bengal. The banks of the Ganges River in Varanasi are another excellent tourist place to see it. A Chhath Puja also takes place on Juhu beach in Mumbai.

Visit mber-india-festivals-and-eventsguide-1539300/ for more information...

(Picture Source:

Important Trade Fairs in India – To know more, click on 4|P a g e

Vol. 03, Issue 42, October 25, 2019.

India News Section 1. Celebrate Diwali And Get A Taste Of Indian Culture In Durban Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is perhaps the most well-known Indian celebration. With Hindus living nearly in every corner of the world, this holiday honoring the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil is widely celebrated in autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and during spring in the Southern Hemisphere. The South African city of Durban is no exception. In fact, this bustling port city has the largest population of Indians outside of the subcontinent, making it an Afro-Indian melting pot with its own vibrant culture. Read more… (Lavanya Sunkara, Forbes, Friday, 18th October 2019, 1:39 am)

2. Grown over 35 years, Chennai man’s home forest has 350+ of India’s rarest plants! In the summer of 2019, Chennai was battling a severe water crisis. Dried out taps and faucets let out a helpless whirring whenever opened. Armed with bottles, buckets and tumblers, people stood in miles-long queues for a bucket of water. Read more… (Sayantani Nath, The Better India, Saturday, 19th October 2019, 10:03 am)

3. Aranya Johar to Vandana Shiva: Meet the Indian women in BBC's list of 100 most inspiring women around world The BBC on Wednesday released its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2019 and six of them are from India. Read more… (India TV News Desk, India TV, Thursday, 17th October 2019, 8:26 am)

4. Indian Railways: Providing equal opportunities to women Pritilata Mondal is a railway mechanic. She works at the railway yard of the Santragachi station of the South Eastern Railways. Earlier this year, the railway authorities released a video of her day at work on YouTube. It was about how she got a job in the railways, how she was recruited as a mechanic though she had no technical knowledge about wagons, how she inspects wagons, repairs glitches and hammers the nuts and bolts back in place and so on and so forth. Says the chief public relations officer of the South Eastern Railways, Sanjay Ghosh, “In our division, we have employed many women who do tough mechanical and technical jobs. There is nothing that a woman cannot do. To encourage our women workers, we have made videos of them and shared them online.” Read more… (Moumita Chaudhuri, Telegraph India, Sunday, 20th October 2019, 10:25 am)

5. Nagaland: Project to empower women street vendors yields good returns As part of the Entrepreneurs Associates’ (EA) initiative ‘Uplifting women street vendors’, a felicitation and mentoring of women street vendors was conducted at the Red Cross conference hall, in Kohima, on Monday. Read more… (Eastern Mirror, Tuesday, 22nd October 2019, 10:38 am)

6. Indian-Origin Engineer Creates AI-Based Eye Scanner To Detect Diabetes With 95% Accuracy Indian-origin engineer and his team has developed an AI-based screening system that can detect diabetic retinopathy with a 95.5 percent accuracy. The developed system is capable enough of detecting it by itself without the need of any consultation from an expert ophthalmologist. The system is capable of delivering a reading in just one minute. Monit Khanna , India Times, Friday, 18th October 2019, 7:55 am. Read more… (Monit Khanna, India Times, Friday, 18th October 2019, 7:55 am)

7. Delhi students’ solutions for women’s safety, air pollution bag Marconi Society’s Celestini Programme awards The Marconi Society’s Celestini Programme, dedicated to celebrating, inspiring and connecting innovators building tomorrow’s digitally inclusive world, has awarded top prizes to Indian students for creating solutions that address challenges of women’s safety and air pollution. Read more… (Sangeetha Chengappa , Business Line, Tuesday, 22nd October 2019, 10:30 am)

5|P a g e

Vol. 03, Issue 42, October 25, 2019. 8. Project Streedhan raises awareness about anaemia among urban Indian women Campaign Project Streedhan is an attempt to equate the importance of purity of gold, a precious metal, with that of the iron count in a woman’s body, another precious metal. Read more… (Best Media Info, Wednesday, 23rd October 2019, 10:15 am)

9. Indian scientists develop tool 'to improve' nanoscale semiconductors Advanced two-dimensional graphene-like materials are proving to be exceptionally useful in miniaturising electronics, with a potential for replacing bulky devices made from silicon or germanium. Read more… (Sputnik News, Sputnik News, Saturday, 19th October 2019, 2:34 am)

10. Indian-origin expat in Dubai wins a private island in Canada An expat in his 20s, who still lives with his parents in Dubai and has never seen a house rental contract, has been awarded a sixacre island in Canada. Read more… (Sarwat Nasir, Khaleej Times, Thursday, 17th October 2019, 8:22 am)

How to File Quality Complaints / Trade Disputes to DGFT? BHEL Tender for supply of 45KW Single Phase Resistor Bank (RFQ No. IKCCAP0109) and 3 phase 30 KW Resistor banks 415V (RFQ No. IKCCAP0110) BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited) is a public sector undertaking, working under Ministry of heavy industries, Govt. of India. BHEL Electronics division, Bangalore has invited sealed bids for procuring following item. Sl no. 1

Item Supply of 45KW Single Phase Resistor Bank


Supply of 3 phase 30 KW Resistor banks 415V

Quantity As per tender


Due date 15.11.2019



The details can be downloaded at free of cost from our websites ( ,,

BHEL Tender for supply and I&C of 5.5MVA Inverter Transformers for 75MW SPV Plant at Dhuvaran & 100MW SPV Plant at Raghanesda for GSECL at Gujarat Ref.- RFQ No. RAJBOS0043 Dt. 15.10.2019 Due Dt. 31.10.2019 (E-tender) Item- Supply and I&C of 5.5MVA Inverter Transformers for 75MW SPV Plant at Dhuvaran & 100MW SPV Plant at Raghanesda for GSECL at Gujarat Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Electronics Division, Bengaluru has the requirement of above-mentioned item. In this regard, BHEL has floated an open tender on 15.10.2019. 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 - , click on search, type the RFQ no. in keyword, click search, list will appear and click on the RFQ no. for tender details. Event ID is 35495


3., search for tender Id 2019_BHEL_484045_1

Kindly note that the tender is due on 31.10.2019, 13:00:00 Hrs. (IST) Please submit your offer on e-tender portal

6|P a g e

Vol. 03, Issue 42, October 25, 2019. An Invitation to participate at the

Conference on Industrial Transformation “Connected Factory- Towards Actionable Perspective” 0930 Hrs – 1730 Hrs, 20th December 2019, Hotel Ramada Plaza-Guindy, Chennai The Technology Division of CII is organizing a one-day Conference on Industrial Transformation on 20th December 2019, Hotel Ramada Plaza-Guindy, Chennai, one of the manufacturing hubs in India. Manufacturers face unprecedented challenges from global competition, changing business models, increased regulation, employees’ expectations and rising customer needs. The Organizations urgently need a transformation strategy to industrialize their digital services, at speed, from ideation to operations. That will involve building an ecosystem of interconnected, end-toend processes enabled by powerful partnerships to respond to these demands at the same time be relevant for the future. Participant profile: More than 250 senior management personnel from diverse industries all over India and abroad are expected to attend this conference. Profile of conference delegates include CTO’s, CIO’s, CDO’s, MD's, Technology Heads, Vice President, Engineering Heads, Head of R&D, Key Government officials, Academic Heads, Research Scholars, Start up founders, Entrepreneurs, Senior & Middle Management R&D officials, Business Development, Communication Specialists, Professors etc. Conference Timing: The conference would start at morning 0930 Hrs (Registration starts at 0815 Hrs) and conclude at evening 1730 Hrs. Conference Delegate Fee (in INR): (Per Participant/including GST) Rs. 4000 per participant for CII Member (Early bird: Rs. 3000/-: Payment by or on 20 th November 2019) Rs. 5000 per participant for Non-member (Early bird: Rs. 4000/-: Payment by or on 20th November 2019) Rs. 3000 per participant for Educational Institution (Early bird: Rs. 2000/-: Payment by or on 20th November 2019) You can register using the link: For speaking and sponsorship oppurtunities, Please contact Dr C Selvaraj at or Ms S Abhirami at

7|P a g e

Profile for IndiaComSec

Consulate Weekly Vol 03 Issue 42  

Consulate Weekly Vol 03 Issue 42