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Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav event in Chile

 

 

 

 

Programme

 

S. No.

Date

Genre

Events

 1.

 April 2021

 India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

No specific India@75 events could be held during April, 2021 due to pandemic restrictions. However, two films - India wins Freedom and The Way of Budha was screened online.

 2.

 May 2021

 Vishwa Guru Bharat

Virtual screening of two films (i) Journey of Ayurveda - the indigenous system of medicine of India and (ii) Rasamanjari paintings, in Spanish.

3.

May 2021

Environment

Cd'A a.i. planted a sapling of lemon tree at the Embassy garden to mark the World Environment Day as part of India@75 celebrations.

4.

19 to 21 June 2021

Yoga

Daily free online Yoga classes by the Chilean National Yoga Federation (FENACHY), Lok Nath Yoga Academy and Savittar Yoga School were organised under the patronage of the Embassy.

5.

21 June 2021

International

Yoga Day

Live streamed a programme on its social media platform which focused on Yoga and meditation techniques to build immunity and to manage stress; Embassy officials and their family members practiced Yoga asanas of the Common Yoga Protocol in the Chancery; Department of Sports, Recreation and Healthy LIving of the Municipality of Providencia live streamed a programme on yoga asanas.

6.

19 July 2021

Architecture

Online screening of video of Mahabalipuram, a jewel of classical temple architecture.

7.

26 July 2021

Community

Documentary on History of PIO/OCI in Chile, in Spanish were made.

8.

13 & 14 August 2021

Independence

Screening of four Patriotic Films on Embassy’s Facebook

9.

15 August 2021

Independence

Flag Hoisting ceremony in the Embassy premises, followed by interaction with leading members of Indian diaspora. Videos on Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav: Celebrating 75 Years of India’s Independence, in-house video clip of XP Division highlighting the concept of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, ICCR Gala Performance and the launch of Global Painting and Poster was screened.

10.

15 August 2021

Independence

Setting up booth for displaying Khadi products received from Khadi & Village Industries Commission.

11

15 August 2021

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

Photo exhibition of Incredible India was held at the Chancery premises.

12

16 & 18 August 2021

Photo exhibition on India’s Freedom Fighters

Photo exhibition on India’s Freedom Fighters was held at the Chancery premises.

13.

19 August 2021

Community

Open House was organised at the Chancery on 19 August 2021 and interacted with the Indian community members for redressal of their grievances/consular issues

14.

14 Sept 2021

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

Hindi Diwas was celebrated in Embassy auditorium. Event included screening of special video messages of the EAM and MoS(ML) on the occasion of Hindi Diwas 2021; Rajbhasha Pledge by officers and staff members & narration of Hindi words by local staffs

15.

29 Sept 2021

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

Showcasing India’s classical dance, Khadi products and celebration of Diwali.

16.

30 Sept 2021

Vishwa Guru Bharat

Celebration of ITEC Day through interaction with ITEC Alumni virtually. Five Alumni have shared their happy experience of participation in ITEC courses and their stay in India.

17.

2 October 2021

Vishwaguru Bharat

Public function for Gandhi Jayanti celebration at Plaza de la India, Santiago by Embassy.

-Floral tribute given to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi by visitors, Khadi Exhibition held.

- Talk by Ex Minister of Justice, Mr. Luis Bates who is a well known Gandhian in Chile

- Painting exhibition by the students of the school-Republica de la India, local Chilean school

18.

24-31 October 2021

Ideas, Achievements and Resolve

Rashtriya Ekta Week was celebrated at the Embassy.

A Photo exhibition on the life of Sardar Vallabhai Patel was held. Ekta Diwas Pledge was taken by the Embassy officials.

19.

02 November 2021

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

Ayurveda Day was celebrated by the Embassy.

-Photo exhibition on Ayurveda was held.

-Radio programme on FM DOS broadcast live on Instagram with question & answer session with Ambassador and Ayurveda expert Mr. Vaidya Mauricio Leon anchored by Mr. Eyal Meyer a very famous actor in Chile.

- Talk on benefits of Ayurveda and promotion of Ministry of Ayush by Ambassador done on zoom.

20.

8-14 November 2021

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

Gala event of Sari Exhibition held by the Embassy in collaboration with the Municipality of Las Condes in Santiago. Ambassador inaugurated the exhibition “Six meters of Grace in silk from India”   the exquisite traditional and contemporary collection of Indian silk saris, on 8 November 2021. The public exhibition was held at prominent House-Museum, Santa Rosa de Apoquindo, a 200-year old prominent heritage House in Santiago, also the summer house of first President of Chile.  Ambassadors and Diplomats from other Embassies in Chile, distinguished guests from Chile and Indian community attended the inauguration.

21.

14-21 November 2021

Vishwa Guru Bharat

Quiz for Diaspora Children on the theme ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ was held by the Embassy online on Facebook page of Embassy.

22.

15-22 November 2021

Ideas, Achievements and Resolve

Janjatiya Gaurav Divas celebration was held by the Embassy on the birth anniversary of Bhagwan Birsa Munda. Photo exhibition, screening of video and documentary on Bhagwan Birsa Munda was done.

23.

16-18 November 2021

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

Embassy held  an Exhibition of books on Rajbhasha and reading session of Hindi books at the Embassy Premises.

24.

26 November 2021

Vishwa Guru Bharat

On Constitution Day of India, Embassy held a photo exhibition, display of books and screening of documentaries on Dr. B.R. Ambedkar,  The Preamble, Our Constitution and India's struggles for Freedom: We the people of India,  at its premises for public viewing and publicized events of online Preamble reading and online quiz  on Constitutional Democracy on its social media.

25.

06 December 2021

Ideas, Achievements and Resolve

As part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, Embassy of India commemorated Dr. Ambedkar: Mahaparinirvan Divas on 06th December 2021 at its premises. Floral tribute was paid to the photo of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar by Ambassador and the participants. Ambassador addressed the Mission officials and spoke about the significance of the occasion and teachings of Dr. Ambedkar. Embassy held a photo exhibition on the life of Dr. Ambedkar, displayed books on him and screened a documentary on his life for public viewing.

26.

13 December 2021

Ideas, Achievements and Resolve

As part of #AmritMahotsav celebrations, a 3-member Indian Expedition Team from Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling displayed a gigantic 7500 Sq.FT Indian National Flag at Mt. Vinson Base camp, Antarctica on 27 November 2021, making India proud to be the first country in world to display a gigantic flag in Antarctica. Many foreigners joined the Indian Team at the Flag Display point. On 30 November, the Team made successful climb to Mt. Vinson Summit, highest mountain of Antarctica, braving strong winds and minus 35 degree temperature. The team performed 125 Sequence of Surya namaskar and Vinyasa Yoga at Vinson base camp under minus 25 degree temp and again displayed the 7500 SFT Indian flag at Union Glacier along with Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Flag and also undertook MTB (cycle rally) at Union Glacier. The team did para jumping with Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Flag in Santiago. On 13 December 2021, Ambassador received the successful Team in the Embassy and felicitated them.

27.

15-17 December 2021

Celebrating Unsung Heroes

For commemoration of the first War of Independence of India in the series of celebrations of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Embassy of India held a photo exhibition on Unsung Heroes of India at its premises from 15-17 December 2021 for public viewing and paying tributes to the Unsung Heroes of India.

28.

17 December 2021

Celebrating Unsung Heroes

For commemoration of the First War of Independence of India in the series of celebration of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Embassy of India held an online Quiz on the theme of India’s first war of Independence in 1857 on its Facebook page on 17 December 2021 for public participation to remember the contribution and sacrifices of India’s great freedom fighters.

29.

20-26 December 2021

Vishwa Guru Bharat

Embassy observed Good Governance Week from 20-26 December 2021. During the week, members of Indian community were invited to approach the Embassy during office hours to seek information/assistance related to any of their issues in the jurisdiction of the Embassy. Publicity of Embassy’s website was also done to facilitate public to get Embassy related important and updated information online instantly without need to physically approach the Embassy for this.

30.

1-31 January 2022

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

Embassy observed Good Governance Week from 20-26 December 2021. During the week, members of Indian community were invited to approach the Embassy during office hours to seek information/assistance related to any of their issues in the jurisdiction of the Embassy. Publicity of Embassy’s website was also done to facilitate public to get Embassy related important and updated information online instantly without need to physically approach the Embassy for this.

31.

9 January 2022

Vishwa Guru Bharat

The Embassy gave wide publicity to the Youth PBD Conference through its social media handles, emails and consular contacts  for the active  participation by the members of Youth Diaspora in Chile.  On the Mission’s recommendations of, a young entrepreneur from Chile was selected and participated as one of the 7 panelists in the virtual PBD conference for the Youth on 9th January 2022 on the topic “Role of Diaspora Youth in AKAM – Innovation and New Technologies”. The Conference was held successfully to mark the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas  and India@75.

32.

10 January 2022

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

Embassy of India celebrated World Hindi Day 2022 on 10 January 2022. Embassy held following activities on the occasion: 1. Quiz on Hindi grammar and general knowledge on India, 2. Hindi Essay/Poem writing, 3. Hindi Handwriting and 4. Hindi patriotic song, poem, speech. Embassy officials and families, Indian diaspora and friends of India in Chile enthusiastically participated in the event.

33.

12 January 2022

Vishwa Guru Bharat

As part of Amrit Mahotsav celebrations, Embassy of India celebrated National Youth Day and Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda on 12 January 2022.  Suryanamaskar yoga and Indian classical music performance on Tabla and Sitar were held at Chancery premises which filled the environment with energy and musical harmony. Online activities like Quiz on the life of Swami Vivekananda and Essay writing on the topic ‘Vision of Youth for India@2047’ were also held.  The online link containing presentations, Briefs, Speeches and other resources on the life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda was shared on Mission’s social media along with information on celebration of National Youth Day. Embassy officials &  families, members of Indian diaspora and India lovers enthusiastically participated in the event.

34.

14 January 2022

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

Embassy  celebrated Makar Sankranti on 14 January 2022 at its premises. Indian diaspora and India lovers participated enthusiastically in various activities on the occasion like performing Suryanamaskar, making colorful Rangolis and display of artful kites and the event filled the premises with colors, art, energy and joy.

35.

25 January 2022

Ideas, Achievements and Resolve

A webinar on Indian Tourism was organised where video and photographs on India’s Tourism was showcased. A PPT presentation was also delivered on Relaxation on travel restrictions for the Foreign Tourists and usefulness of SUSWAGATAM APP. The webinar was attended the representatives of International Tourist Agencies of Chile.

36.

26 January 2022

Independence 2.0

Embassy of India, Santiago celebrated the 73rd Republic Day of India on 26 January 2022 at its premises. Ambassador unfurled the Indian Flag and read out President’s address to the nation on the eve of Republic Day and thereafter shared his thoughts with the audience about the ongoing friendly relational between India and Chile, effective management in dealing with Covid-19 pandemic in both countries, upcoming India related commercial, cultural and other events in Chile. Additionally, photo exhibitions on Unsung Heroes of Indian Freedom Struggle, Subhash@125, Aurobindo@150 and modern Indian Innovations in Science & Technology, IT, Space and Start-ups were displayed for public viewing on the occasion. The Sanskrit learning App Little Guru was also formally launched. A large number of Indian diaspora members and friends of India attended the event.

37.

30 January 2022

Celebrating Unsung Heroes

On 30th January 2022, to pay Homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 74th Martyrs’ Day and salute other leaders who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of the country, a talk by Dr Shobhana Radhakrishna (Internationally Acclaimed Speaker on Mahatma Gandhi) titled “Satyagraha - The Pathway to Global Peace” was done in collaboration with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). Embassy streamed the talk on its Facebook page and YouTube channel.

38.

January 2022

Ideas, Achievements and Resolve

Participants of the event Pariksha Pe Charcha 2022 get an opportunity to interact with Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The event was widely Publicized through Embassy’s social media platforms, website and Consular Contacts.

39.

11 February 2022

Vishwa Guru Bharat

An International Webinar was held on 11 February 2022 by National Monument Authority, Ministry of Culture in Collaboration with ICCR, on the occasion of the memorial day of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay, India's great civilisational thinker and proponent of Integral Humanism. Embassy made wide publicity of the event on its social media platforms.

40.

11-13 February 2022

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

Embassy made wide publicity on its social media platforms for ‘Thanjavur Utsav’ held from 11 to 13 February 2022, to celebrate the traditions of “Iyal” (Literature), “Isai” (Music) and “Natakam” (Dance and Theatre) of Tamil Nadu, organised by Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts under the aegis of Ministry of Culture of India as part of Amrit Mahotsav.

41.

15-16 February 2022

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

Embassy made wide publicity of 2-day virtual AKAM event, ‘Reimagining Museums in India – A Global Summit’ held on 15-16 February 2022.

42.

16-18 February 2022

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

As part of Amrit Mahotsav celebrations, Embassy of India organized a photo exhibition at its premises from 16-18 February 2022 for public viewing showcasing India’s rich cultural heritage through Indian architecture mainly temple architecture.

43.

16-18 February 2022

Vishwa Guru Bharat

As part of Amrit Mahotsav celebrations, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of India organized 'New Frontiers - Program on Renewable Energy' from 16-18 February 2022 to showcase India’s leadership role in the field of renewable energy. Embassy made wide publicity of the event on its social media platforms.

44.

23 February 2022

Ideas, Achievements and Resolve

Embassy made wide publicity of the Annadata Devo Bhava AKAM quiz by Ministry of Jal Shakti on its social medial platforms.

45.

23-28 February 2022

Vishwa Guru Bharat

Under ‘Amrit Mahotsav Science Showcase : Roadmap to 2047’ Embassy held a virtual photo exhibition and display of video highlighting peaceful use of Civil Nuclear Technology and Atomic Energy in making of modern India and held an online science quiz on 28 February 2022 to commemorate National Science Day.

46.

24 February 2022

Vishwa Guru Bharat

Embassy made wide publicity on social media of the AKAM event 'Study in India – Diplomatic Conclave’ held by EdCIL (India) Ltd. on 24th February 2022 to globalise Indian Education.

47.

28 February 2022

Vishwa Guru Bharat

Embassy made wide publicity through social media of the online AKAM quiz organized by EoI Vienna in partnership with Department of Atomic Energy on ‘Nuclear Science and Technology for Sustainable Future’ Launched on National Science Day- 28th February 2022.

48.

8 March 2022

Ideas, Achievements and Resolve

Embassy celebrated International Women’s Day on 8 March 2022 by way of hosting online Quiz on its social media..

49.

8-14 March, 2022

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

Embassy celebrated Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Week from 8-14 March, 2022 and held a photo exhibition and promotion campaign on social media to showcase the grand synthesis of cultures, religions and languages of the people and regions of India, strengthening India’s unity in diversity.

50.

12 March 2022

Celebrating Unsung Heroes

As part of India@75, to commemorate the 92nd Anniversary of Salt Satyagraha and salute leaders who took part in India's freedom struggle, Embassy of India in collaboration with Indian Council for Cultural Relations hosted a live talk “Salt Satyagraha -The Power of Nonviolent Action” by Dr. Shobhna Radhakrishna, internationally acclaimed speaker on Mahatma Gandhi, on 12th March 2022 at 1100 hrs on its social media..

51.

14 to 20 March 2022

Ideas, Achievements and Resolve

Embassy made wide publicity on its social media of the event by Department of Consumer Affairs in celebrating “Consumer Empowerment Week” 14th to 20th March 2022. The celebrations coincide with the World Consumer Rights Day, on 15th March.Two days virtual conference on 16-17 March 2022 organised on E-Commerce and a quiz on Consumer Rights organised on MyGov platform were widely publicized..

52.

15-17 March 2022

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

As part of Amrit Mahotsav celebrations, Embassy of India organized a photo exhibition on Festivals of India from 15-17 March 2022 at its premises for public viewing, showcasing rich cultural diversity of India – also known as the Land of Festivals...

53.

15-17 March 2022

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

Embassy made wide publicity on its social media of Surajkund International Crafts Mela held from March 19 to April 4, 2022, the biggest crafts fair in the world, promoting and celebrating the languishing crafts, folk’s traditions, cuisines and cultural heritage of India...

54

1 April 2022

Vishwa Guru Bharat

Embassy organized screening of video recording of Hon'ble PM’s annual interaction ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha’ with students, parents & teachers on 1st April 2022 with parents, students & teachers to share useful tips and advice for removing stress of Exams. Indian diaspora and local public was invited to watch the video screening at the Embassy.

55

9 April 2022

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

Embassy made wide publicity on its social media of ICCR arranged “Visiting 7 Indian Legendary Artists”, a virtual exhibition curated by a renowned art historian, Ms. Uma Nair on 9 April 22. This virtual exhibition celebrated the artistic journey of 7 Indian contemporary masters spanning an era of 50 years.

56

16 April 2022

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

Embassy made wide publicity on social media of ICCR collaborated event of live concert series "Unlock the Music - Season 2". The sixth concert in this series a Hindustani Vocal by Vidushi Kalapini Komkali accompanied by Shri Shambhunath Bhattacharjee on Tabla and Smt Paromita Mukherjee on Harmonium was scheduled to telecast live on 16th April 2022.

57

18-20 April 2022

Ideas, Achievements and Resolve

On the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti on 14 April 2022, Embassy organized a photo exhibition, display of books and screening of documentary on the life of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar at Chancery premises from 18-20 April 2022 for public viewing. Ambassador inaugurated the 3-day event and addressed the audience highlighting contribution to society by Dr. Ambedkar and for progress of India.

58

23 April 2022

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

Embassy participated in a cultural event in Santiago on 23 April 2022 and showcased India’s rich cultural heritage by putting up a photo exhibition on the arts & architecture of India, displayed handicraft products and Indian cuisines.

59

25-26 April 2022

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

Embassy held a photo exhibition for public viewing at its premises from 25-26 April 2022 on the traditional costumes of different States and regions of India showcasing India’s rich cultural heritage

60

27-28 April 2022

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

For showcasing India’s rich cultural and architectural heritage, Embassy held a photo exhibition on the tourist attractions of India for public viewing at its premises from 27-28 April 2022.

61

28-29 April 2022

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

University of Santiago in Chile (USACH) in association with Embassy of India organized a cultural programme entitled "Intercultural Cycle: Classical India & Oriental Healing Arts" on 28-29 April 2022 with performances of different Indian classical and folk dances. Ambassador of India addressed the audience on the occasion.

62

4 May 2022

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

Hon’ble Minister of State for External Affairs & Culture of India Smt. Meenakashi Lekhi inaugurated the Curtain Raiser Event forInternational Day of Yoga 2022 organized by the Embassy on 4 May at Santiago on the first day of her visit to Chile. She performed Yoga and addressed yoga enthusiasts at the event.

63

5 May 2022

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

Hon’ble Minister of State for External Affairs & Culture, Smt. Meenakashi Lekhi inaugurated two photo exhibitions on Ayurveda and Khadi & Khadi products on 5 May 2022 organized by the Embassy at Chancery premises for Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav during her visit to Chile and she spoke about rich cultural heritage of India showcased by the exhibitions and India’s positive contribution in making a healthy & prosperous world.

64

5 May 2022

Ideas, Achievements and Resolve

On 5 May 2022, Hon’ble Minister of State for External Affairs & Culture, Smt. Meenakashi Lekhi planted an orange tree at the Chancery garden as symbol of progress in the strong friendly relations between India and Chile.

65

5 May 2022

Ideas, Achievements and Resolve

Hon’ble Minister of State for External Affairs & Culture, Smt. Meenakashi Lekhi addressed Indian diaspora and ITEC alumni at the Community Event organized by the Embassy at the Chancery as part of Amrit Mahotsav on 5 May 2022 during her visit to Chile and praised the diaspora for their unity, helping others in Covid pandemic and holding India’s image high in Chile. She also interacted with ITEC alumni and praised them for promoting India-Chile relations.

66

9 May 2022

Vishwa Guru Bharat

As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations, Ambassador of India inaugurated a photo exhibition, display of books and screening of documentary on the life of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore on his Jayanti on 9 May 2022 at Chancery premises for public viewing. Ambassador spoke about the dynamic personality of Gurudev Tagore and his great contribution in many fields for the benefit of the society. The month-long event is open for public viewing.

67

20 May 2022

Ideas, Achievements and Resolve

Embassy observed Anti-Terrorism Day and held a pledge taking ceremony in the Chancery on 20 May 2022. Ambassador administered anti-terrorism pledge to the Embassy officials.

68

27 May 2022

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

For Amrit Mahotsav celebration, a cultural event was held on 27 May 2022 at India House in Santiago with performance of Bharatnatyam dances and serving of Indian cuisines, showcasing India’s rich cultural heritage. On this occasion Ambassador addressed the large gathering and briefed them on Embassy’s upcoming cultural and social events in the comings months and invited them to participate in these.

69

27 May 2022

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

For celebrating Amrit Mahotsav, an exhibition of Khadi & Khadi products and Indian handicrafts items was held at India House on 27 May 2022 for promoting brand India and publicity of Indian indigenous art and craft. Ambassador briefed the audience on the evolution of Khadi in India, its contribution and journey from India's freedom struggle days to its increasing popularity and demand in the world at present.

70

3 June 2022

Ideas, Achievements and Resolve

Embassy celebrated World Bicycle Day on 3 June 2022 with a bicycle rally with local cycle enthusiasts.

71

18 June 2022

Vishwa Guru Bharat

Embassy of India celebrated International Day of Yoga on 18 June 2022 in Santiago in association with the local Municipality of Las Condes with participation of some yoga schools of Chile in an indoor gym. Chilean yoga lovers joined the celebration in big numbers along with members of Indian diaspora. Ambassador addressed an impressive gathering of around 150 yoga enthusiasts on the occasion and spoke on importance of Yoga for the mankind and healthy life for all. Four yoga teachers from Chile performed different yoga asanas and breathing exercises followed by the participants for about 2 hours.

72

21 June 2022

Vishwa Guru Bharat

Embassy of India celebrated International Day of Yoga in Santiago and participated in the Guardian Ring For Yoga on 21 June 2022. Ambassador addressed about 50 yoga enthusiasts gathered on the occasion including local Chileans and members of Indian diaspora, on the importance of Yoga for humanity and Yoga for all. Director(Asia-Pacific) from Foreign Ministry of Chile represented Chilean Government. Yoga asanas as per standard yoga protocol were performed by Yoga teacher and followed by all participants for one hour. A brief coverage of the event was telecast live on DD India TV.

73

22 June to 28 August 2022

Vishwa Guru Bharat

As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Special Week celebrations during 2022, Embassy of India in association with Museum Artequin organizing an exhibition of exclusive embroideries from Pahari/hill regions of India titled “Vrittanta: Embroidered Narratives of Pahari Region”. The 2-month-long exhibition was inaugurated by Ambassador of India on 22 June 2022 in presence of impressive gathering of around 100 guests including Guest of Honour, Mr Felipe Muñoz, Mayor of Estacion Central, Santiago, many Ambassadors/Diplomats of other Embassies in Chile, senior Chilean officials from different Departments and members of the Indian diaspora. The exhibition scheduled for public viewing from 23 June to 28 August 2022, providing an opportunity for art lovers in Chile to see a unique style of art work from India. On the inauguration of the Exhibition during AKAM Special Week event, Mission organized performance of Bhangra folk dance by local artists and Indian cuisines were served to the guests. The AKAM Special Week was celebrated from 22-28 June 2022 and during the period more than 1700 visitors visited the Exhibition.

74

1 July 2022

Vishwa Guru Bharat

Ayurvastu school of Ayurveda in association with Embassy organized a workshop on Ayurveda in Santiago on 1 July as part of Amrit Mahotsav celebration. Ambassador of India addressed the workshop and spoke on the role and contribution of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian natural system of medicine in the health sector in today's modern world. He awarded certificate to the students for successful completion of short term online courses of theoretical training in Ayurveda teaching methods from Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda in Jamnagar, under Ministry of Ayush of India.

75

8 August 2022

Independence

As part of India@75, Embassy and Indian Council for Cultural Relations organized a virtual narration of “Quit India Movement - A Landmark in Indian Freedom Struggle” by Dr. Shobhna Radhakrishna, Internationally Acclaimed Speaker on Mahatma Gandhi from Gandhi Forum, on 8 August for public viewing.

76

8 August 2022

Vishwa Guru Bharat

A photo exhibition and screening of documentaries on Indian Handloom was held by the Embassy on 8 August for public viewing on the occasion of 8th National Handloom Day (7 August), in honour of the handloom weavers/workers and their unique contribution to the socio-cultural development of the country.

77

13-15 August 2022

Independence

Har Ghar Tiranga campaign to hoist Indian National Flag at home by every Indian and diaspora member during ‘Independence Week’ from 13 to 15 August 2022 was widely publicized in Chile through Mission’s social media platforms, Indian Association and by direct interaction with community visiting the Mission for consular services, etc. Indian flags were distributed to them and Indian diaspora actively participated in the campaign.

78

15 August 2022

Independence

Embassy celebrated 76th Independence Day of India with huge gathering of Indian community and friends of India in Chile. Ambassador hoisted the national flag and read out President's Address to the nation. The gathering sang the national anthem of India and waived flags in hands as part of Har Ghar Tiranga campaign. A photo exhibition on India's National Flag was also put up for public viewing. Ambassador awarded medals and certificates to the winners of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav quiz from Chile on the occasion. TVN Channel, National TV of Chile telecast the interview of Indian Ambassador and his spouse on 15 August 2022 in which they spoke about Indian culture and traditions and demonstrated preparation of Indian cuisine.

79

15 August 2022

Ideas, Achievements and Resolve

On 15th August 2022 Mission celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo, a great freedom fighter, yogi, seer, philosopher, poet and Indian nationalist who propounded a philosophy of divine life on earth through spiritual evolution and telecast a short film titled "Sri Aurobindo Ghose: The Beginning of Spiritual Journey" on its social media platforms for public viewing.

80

16 August 2022

Independence

On 16 August a Reception was hosted by Embassy to mark the 76th Independence Day of India. Ambassador of India and Foreign Minister of Chile addressed the gathering on the strong India-Chile relations. Ministers & officials of Chile, Diplomatic Corps and Indian diaspora attended the event. A performance of Indian classical dance Bharatnatyam was organized at the event.

81

24 August 2022

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

For Amrit Mahotsav celebration, on 24 August Embassy in association with Las Condes Cultural Center and Gita Foundation in Santiago held an event to pay homage to Nobel Laureate Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. Ambassador spoke on the life and work of Gurudev Tagore and his great contribution to the world. An exhibition of photos on the life of Gurudev Tagore, display of his books and work and performance of Rabindra Sangeet was organized on the occasion.

82

14 September 2022

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

On 14 September, Embassy celebrated Hindi Diwas at its premises with enthusiasm. Ambassador read the message of Hon’ble Home Minister of India on Hindi Diwas. He also addressed the event participants on the role and contribution of Hindi in India’s independence and country’s development and uniting people. He encouraged all to use and promote our National language Hindi. Many Hindi competitions in different categories were organized on the occasion. Embassy officials, their families and members of Indian diaspora enthusiastically participated in Hindi Diwas celebration. Ambassador awarded prizes to the winners of Hindi competitions.

83

1 October 2022

Vishwa Guru Bharat

For celebrations of Ayurveda@2047 on the theme of "हर दिन हर घर आयुर्वेद" (Ayurveda Everyday, Ayurveda Everywhere), Embassy organized a photo exhibition on Ayurveda at its premises on 1 October 2022.

84

1 October 2022

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

On 1 October Embassy with Indian Association Santiago organized a Garba 2022 evening at its premises. Indian community and Chilean friends enthusiastically participated in large numbers at the Indian cultural event in colorful traditional dresses. All participated in Garba traditional dance & music and enjoyed Indian cuisine.

85

2 October 2022

Vishwa Guru Bharat

Gandhi Jayanti was celebrated on 2 October at Plaza de la India in Santiago with singing of Indian national anthem by all including Students of School-Republica de la India, a well-known Chilean Government school. Floral tributes were paid to the Gandhi statue by Ambassador and others. Ambassador and Mr Luis Bates, ex-Minister of Justice & well known Gandhian in Chile addressed the large gathering on the work and contribution of Gandhiji to India and the world. Many Chilean dignitaries and members of Indian community members were present at the event. A photo exhibition on Khadi was displayed along with Khadi garments and products.

86

2 October 2022

Vishwa Guru Bharat

During Ayurveda@2047 celebration on theme of "हर दिन हर घर आयुर्वेद"(Ayurveda Everyday, Ayurveda Everywhere), Embassy organized a photo exhibition on Ayurveda on 2 Oct. in Santiago during Gandhi Jayanti event.

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13 October 2022

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

On 13 October 2022, Republica de la India, a well-known Chilean Government school in Santiago celebrated its 82nd anniversary on Indian theme with Embassy’s participation. Students sang Indian national anthem, performed Indian dances in Indian costumes. Ambassador S. Bhattacharjee addressed the students at the event.

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13 October 2022

Ideas, Achievements and Resolve

Live telecast of the launch of 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention website by External Affairs Minister of India Dr. S. Jaishankar and Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan was screened at the Embassy premises on 13 October 2022 for viewing and participation by the Indian diaspora in Chile.

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23 October 2022

Vishwa Guru Bharat

Seventh Ayurveda Day was celebrated by Embassy in associaltion with Ayurvastu in Santiago on 23 October virtually. Ambassador S. Bhattacharjee addressed the event on importance of Ayurveda for healthy life for all. Event was streamed live on You Tube channel. Speakers from India and Chile joined the event.

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23 October 2022

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

On 23 October 2022, Diwali was at Embassy by all officials and their family members in colorful Indian traditional dresses. With nice decoration, Diwali lamp was lighted by the participants to start the function. Indian music, games and cuisine was enjoyed by all.

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25 October 2022

Ideas, Achievements and Resolve

As part of Amrit Mahotsav, Embassy celebrating Festival of Unity on 25 October 2022 at its premises. Participants joined the events of forming Human Unity Chain and Special Unity Run. They raised slogans promoting National Unity.

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28 October 2022

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

On 28 October, UPL Chile in association with Embassy of India celebrated Diwali in Santiago. Celebrations included Diwali prayer, Indian music & dance and serving of Indian cuisine, showcasing rich cultural heritage and traditions of India. Indian community and Chileans enthusiastically participated in the event.

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29 October 2022

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

On 29 October, Indian Association Santiago (IAS) celebrated a grand Diwali evening in Santiago with Embassy's participation. Ambassador addressed the impressive gathering of Indian community, Chileans and India lovers at the event. All enjoyed the Indian dance, music, cultural program and Indian cuisine.

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31 October 2022

Ideas, Achievements and Resolve

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas was celebrated by the Embassy on 31 October. Ambassador administered Rashtriya Ekta Diwas Pledge to the Embassy officials. A photo exhibition on the life of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was held on his 147th Birth Anniversary for public viewing.

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6 November 2022

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

On 6 November Diwali was celebrated with members of Brahma Kumaris in Chile with Mission’s participation, common Chileans and people of various religions. Ambassador Bhattacharjee spoke on the significance of Diwali in today’s life. Indian cultural program with performance of classical dance & music and lighting of lamps was held during the celebration.

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10 November 2022

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

As part of India@75 events to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of India’s Independence, 75 years of progressive India, the glorious history of it’s people, culture and achievements, a colourful event of "The costumes of India" was organized by the Embassy of India on 10 November 2022 at India House in Santiago. Ambassador made a welcome address and spoke about the importance and evolution of the Indian traditional women dress “Sari” in the Indian subcontinent over five thousand years and the process and emotion around which Saris are woven and worn in India. Demonstration and draping of the Sari in different Indian styles as well as on wearing of many Indian modern dresses like Salwar Kameez, Lehenga Choli, Sharara, etc were also done. Indian Chai (Tea) as welcome drink with snacks and exotic Indian cuisine and Indian desserts were served for lunch in the event. Beautiful decoration of Indian handicrafts items at the event venue added to the colourful and flavourful noon with Indian classical music in the background. The overall ambiance was very Indian with presence of Indian traditional costumes, food, music and handicraft decorations. The event very well engaged the participants with introduction of Indian culture and traditions and Indian hospitality.

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18 November 2022

Vishwa Guru Bharat

On 18 November, Embassy celebrated ITEC Day at its premises with enthusiastic participation of more than 75 ITEC alumni, many senior officials from the Government and Universities of Chile. Ambassador S. Bhattacharjee addressed the gathering on the importance and benefits of ITEC Program and its contribution in bilateral relations. Around 300 officials from Chile have attended ITEC program in India since 2007. Two officials of Electoral Service of Chile who were leaving India for their ITEC course on 19 Nov ‘22 also joined the event. Ambassador spoke about the Statue of Unity in India, the tallest statue in world and on Embassy's upcoming activities. A photo exhibition of Indian tourist attractions was put up at event. Participants enjoyed the event and the Indian cuisine and ITEC alumni refreshed their memories of India visit and shared their experiences with each other.

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21-25 November 2022

Ideas, Achievements and Resolve

Embassy organized a photo exhibition at its premises for public viewing from 21-25 November 2022, displaying the information on Indian millets, their nutritional values, health benefits, varieties, etc. Event was organized for celebrating International Year of Millets (IYOM) 2023 as a Peoples’ Movement to provide a global stage for Indian millets, recipes, and value-added products. Ambassador inaugurated the exhibition and spoke on health benefits of using millets in our daily diet.

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26 November 2022

Ideas, Achievements and Resolve

As part of celebration of Constitution Day on 26 November 2022, Ambassador administered reading of the Preamble to the Embassy officials. Ambassador explained the contribution of our law makers who drafted the Constitution for the welfare of all sections of India.

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14-20 December 2022

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI), with the support of the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Embassy of India in Santiago organised the 2nd Edition of “Festival De La India (FDLI)” from 14-20 December, 2022 in Santiago with 55 Indian Companies exhibiting at the expo. Ambassador S. Bhattacharjee officially inaugurated the “Festival De La India” on 15 December. The Festival organized Indian cultural performances of various Indian dances and music and displayed a range of Indian products in different sections on garments, handicrafts, home furnishing, cosmetics, furniture, jewellery, footwear, religious products, household consumables, etc. and many other products and Indian Food.

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26 December 2022

Ideas, Achievements and Resolve

As part of Amrit Mahotsav, Embassy commemorated Veer Baal Diwas to honour the martyrdom of Baba Fateh Singh and Baba Zorawar Singh, the 'Sahibzade' of 10th Guru Gobind Singh Ji, on 26th December 2022. On this occasion, a Digital Photo Exhibition was organized in the Chancery on 26 December 2022 for public viewing.

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1-15 January 2023

Vishwa Guru Bharat

During the Swachhta Pakhwada (fortnightly cleanliness drive) from 1-15 January 2023 Ambassador administered Swachhta Pledge to embassy officials to observe cleanliness in their work place. Ambassador also planted two tree saplings in the Chancery premises on 13 January.

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10 January 2023

Vishwa Guru Bharat

World Hindi Day was celebrated by Embassy on 10 January. Event started with reading of message of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on the occasion by Ambassador. Indian Embassy officials, members of Indian diaspora and Chilean Hindi lovers participated enthusiastically in many interesting Hindi activities organized at the event and winners got prizes from Ambassador.

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12 January 2023

Ideas, Achievements and Resolve

As part of Amrit Mahotsav celerbation, Indian Film Festival - A Glimpse of Bollywood was inaugurated by Ambassador of India in Santiago on 12 January in association with Centro Cultural Carabineros of Chile. A popular Bollywood movie Neerja was screened to an impressive gathering of Chilean officials, general public, Indian & International community and Indian movie lovers in Chile. In his address Ambassador spoke about the evolution of Indian cinema popularly known as Bollywood, for over 100 years back and its ongoing glorious journey in becoming the largest film industry of the world achieving many milestones, spreading Indian culture and traditions across the world. More Indian movies are planned for screening later in March and April.

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26 January 2023

Independence

Embassy celebrated the 74th Republic Day of India on 26 January 2023 at its premises. Ambassador unfurled the Indian Flag and read out President’s address to the nation on the eve of Republic Day and thereafter shared his thoughts with the audience on the friendly relational between India and Chile, important developments and achievements of India. He mentioned about Embassy's commercial, cultural and other activities held recently and the upcoming events and invited the community to participate in such events enthusiastically. Ambassador announced holding of a monthly Open House session at Embassy for addressing any consular or other issues facing the Indian community in Chile. Photo exhibitions on Ayurveda, Tourist Attractions of India and on Millets for celebrating International Year of Millets 2023 were also displayed on the occasion. A large number of Indian diaspora members, Chileans and friends of India attended the event. Indian refreshment was served to the participants.

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26 January 2023

Vishwa Guru Bharat

On the occasion of Republic Day of India on 26 January 2023 and for celebrating International Year of Millets 2023, Embassy organized a photo exhibition on millets at its premises. The exhibition promoted Indian millets, recipes & value-added products, their high nutritional value and health benefits of using these in our daily diet.

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26 January 2023

Vishwa Guru Bharat

On the occasion of Republic Day of India on 26 January 2023, Embassy organized a photo exhibition on promotion of Ayurveda, Indian traditional systems of medicine in our daily lives for a healthier lifestyle. Ayurveda is India’s positive contribution in making a healthy & prosperous world.

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26 January 2023

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

On the occasion of Republic Day of India on 26 January 2023, Embassy organized a photo exhibition on the tourist attractions of India showcasing India’s diverse, rich cultural and architectural heritage and India’s rise as major tourist destination of the world.

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12 February 2023

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

Embassy organized screening of live streaming for Indian diaspora in Chile of the event by Ministry of Culture under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, commemorating the 200th Birth Anniversary of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati on 12 February 2023 at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi, which was addressed by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India.

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15 to 22 February 2023

Ideas, Achievements and Resolve

Embassy organized a photo exhibition on the Millets & their health benefits in daily life. The photo exhibition on Millets was held at the Embassy from 15 to 22 February 2023 to promote Indian Millets when India is celebrating International Year of Millets 2023 as a Peoples’ Movement to provide a global stage for Indian millets, recipes & value-added products. Embassy roped in Indian restaurants in Chile for promoting Indian millets and encouraging people to use millets in their daily life. Millets promotional posters and banners were displayed at the Indian restaurants.

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1-8 March 2023

Ideas, Achievements and Resolve

Embassy celebrated International Women's Day to celebrates women's achievements and works to empower them socially, politically, economically, and culturally, eliminate gender-based violence and discrimination, and promote gender equality. On this occasion, Ambassador inaugurated a photo exhibition on prominent women of India for public viewing at the Embassy during 1-8 March 2023.

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7 March 2023

Ideas, Achievements and Resolve

To mark International Women's Day, Embassy organized a photo exhibition on prominent women of India at a prominent Chilean university in Santiago, University Mayor. Ambassador and and Vice Rector of University of Mayor jointly inaugurated the exhibition on 7 March 2023.

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7 March 2023

Ideas, Achievements and Resolve

On 7 March 2023, for celebration of International Women's Day, the Embassy of India in collaboration with Mayor University of Chile in Santiago, screened the captivating Bollywood film "Mary Kom". The audience, thoroughly impressed by the Spanish-dubbed movie, expressed their appreciation with a round of applause. In his address to the audience, Ambassador of India highlighted the significance of women empowerment and the crucial role played by Indian women in various spheres of life.

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10-21 March 2023

Ideas, Achievements and Resolve

From 10-21 March 2023, the Embassy joined hands with the Cultural Centre of Chilean Police Academy in Santiago to curate a captivating photo exhibition that showcased the remarkable achievements of prominent Indian women. The exhibition featured an array of photographic portraits, each capturing the essence of these awe-inspiring women who have made a mark in diverse fields such as politics, sports, art and science. The exhibition was open to public viewing and left the visitors thoroughly mesmerized with achievements of Indian women.

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11 March 2023

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

On 11 March 2023, the Indian Association Santiago in Chile, with active participation from the Indian Embassy, celebrated the vibrant and joyous festival of Holi. The festivities witnessed exuberant participation from the Indian, Chilean and international community, all of whom came together to revel in the colorful Indian Holi festival. The ambiance was truly festive, with foot-tapping Indian music, captivating dance performances and delectable Indian cuisine adding to the enjoyment of the occasion.

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14 March 2023

Ideas, Achievements and Resolve

On 14 March 2023, the Embassy of India, in association with the Cultural Center of Chilean Police Academy, hosted a screening of the heartwarming Bollywood movie "Neerja" with Spanish sub-titles. The event was part of the ongoing Indian Film Festival - A Glimpse of Bollywood in Santiago and witnessed an impressive gathering of Chilean public, officials, and Indian cinema aficionados. The audience was deeply moved by the inspirational story, and the film received a rousing round of applause, making it a grand success.

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21 March 2023

Ideas, Achievements and Resolve

The Indian Embassy, in collaboration with the Cultural Center of Chilean Police Academy, continued to enthrall the audience by screening yet another inspiring Bollywood movie, "Mary Kom", on 21 March 2023. The Ambassador of India graced the event with his presence, making it a memorable experience for everyone present. The ongoing Indian Film Festival - A Glimpse of Bollywood in Santiago, being organized by the Embassy, witnessed an impressive turnout of movie enthusiasts who were thoroughly engrossed in the film's narrative. The Ambassador, in his address, highlighted the evolution of Indian cinema and its unrivaled stature as the world's leading producer of movies, boasting of an immense magnitude and variety. The movie received a rousing round of applause, further cementing the success of the festival.

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22-23 March 2023

Vishwa Guru Bharat

On 22 March 2023, Ambassador of India, S. Bhattacharjee, and the Vice Minister for International Economic Relations (SUBREI) in the Foreign Ministry of Chile, H.E. Ms. Claudia Sanhueza Riveros, jointly inaugurated a Buyer-Seller-Meet of Handloom Export Promotion Council of India on Handloom products in Santiago. The 2-day BSM event was attended by a diverse group of participants from both countries. The primary focus of the event was to promote the growing trade relations between India and Chile, which both speakers emphasized in their addresses. The Indian business delegation, consisting of 28 handloom exporters held meeting with 55 Chilean traders. The event saw more than 180 business meetings between the Indian and the Chilean businessmen making it a successful and productive BSM.

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30 March to 5 April 2023

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (India@75) Special Week celebrations, the Indian Embassy organized a series of events from 30 March to 5 April 2023, during visit of Indian Punjabi Folk Dance Troupe - Nachda Punjab Cultural Mirror. On March 30th, the troupe participated in a workshop at the University of Santiago in Chile, followed by an inauguration performance on March 31st at the famous WOMAD Chile International Festival in Santiago. On April 1st, the Indian Troupe performed at the main event of WOMAD Chile International Festival in presence of Ambassador of India, Mr. S. Bhattacharjee, and Mayor of Recoleta in Santiago, Mr. Daniel Jadue, receiving loud cheers and applause from the thousands of people in attendance. On April 2nd, the troupe performed at the Fundación Cultural Lo Prado in front of an enthusiastic Chilean audience who even joined the troupe on stage to learn some Indian dancing steps. Ambassador addressed the audience, highlighting the diversity and richness of India's ancient and colorful culture. On April 3rd, the troupe performed at Chilean Police Academy in Santiago and received thunderous applause for their energetic and entertaining performance. Ambassador spoke about India's multifaceted and rich cultural heritage, including its captivating arts, lively traditions, and profound spiritual legacy. On April 4th, the troupe performed at the Cultural Center of San Antonio city in Chile, receiving a long and rousing round of applause from the impressed audience. Ambassador again highlighted India's cultural richness and diversity in his speech, showcasing its colorful history, captivating arts, and enduring values. Finally, on April 5th the troupe performed at the Municipal theatre in Valpariaso city of Chile in the presence of Ambassador, dignitaries and a large gathering of music and dance lovers. They wowed the Chilean audience with their stunning performance, and the inspired crowd even joined the troupe on stage to learn some intricate Indian dancing steps, creating a beautiful fusion of cultures and a memorable night of celebration. Once again, the Ambassador spoke about the multifaceted nature of India's rich cultural tapestry, highlighting its fascinating history, dynamic artistic expressions, and deeply ingrained traditions.

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April 2023

Vishwa Guru Bharat

Activities for promotion of Mission LiFE were undertaken by the Embassy during April 2023 including a special focused week campaign during 3-13 April 2023 on Embassy’s social media platforms, website, etc. Activities included energy-saving, water-saving, reducing single-use plastic, promoting sustainable food, waste reduction, and a healthy lifestyle. Actions like using LED bulbs, fixing leaks, carrying personal water bottles, and advocating for Eco-friendly practices were encouraged. The campaign also emphasized the benefits of millets, medicinal plants, and tree planting. E-waste reduction and recycling of electronic devices were promoted. These actions contribute to a sustainable future and reduced environmental impact.

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13 April 2023

Ideas, Achievements and Resolve

To celebrate Ambedkar Jayanti, the Embassy organized an event on 13th April 2023 showcasing the life and contributions of Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constitution. The public event included a photo exhibition, book display and documentary screening on the life of Dr. Ambedkar. Ambassador highlighted Dr. Ambedkar’s contribution to society, unity and progress of modern India.

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17-18 April 2023

Celebrating Unsung Heroes

In a bid to raise awareness among the new generation of Indian diaspora about the Indian freedom struggle, Embassy organized a photo exhibition on unsung heroes of India at its premises from 17-18 April 2023. The exhibition highlighted the untold stories of the unsung heroes of India who made significant contributions to the country's fight for independence. This public exhibition provided a platform for people to learn about and appreciate the sacrifices and achievements of these remarkable individuals. By honoring these unsung heroes, Embassy aimed to instill a sense of pride and inspire the younger generation to carry forward the values and spirit of India's freedom struggle.

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25 April 2023

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

On 25 April 2023, Embassy participated in an International Book Day in Santiago, celebrated by Chilean schools. Ambassador of India was the Guest of Honor at the event. Mayor of Calera de Tango Ms. Hortensia Mora Catalan and other dignitaries were also present. During the event, Ambassador recited a poem titled 'Dame la mano' (Give me your hand) by renowned Chilean Nobel laureate poet Gabriela Mistral, in both Spanish and Hindi. He highlighted the rich literary connections between India and Chile and emphasized the significance of literature in India's diverse culture throughout history. He also gifted books to the library of a local school. The event also featured participation from countries like Japan, Mexico and Greece. The school children delivered impressive Bollywood dances and skits based on the Ramayana and Mahatma Gandhi, adding to the vibrant cultural showcase of the event.

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27 April 2023

Vishwa Guru Bharat

On 27 April 2023, the Embassy in collaboration with the Biblioteca Bellavista - library of Providencia in Santiago, organized an event on Indian Tea. Ambassador spoke on India's remarkable tea evolution, its diverse flavors, richness, and its universal popularity. He highlighted India's prominent role as a global leader in tea production and export, emphasizing how India has made tea an affordable and beloved beverage for all. The audience was treated to a live demonstration of the art of making Indian tea, followed by an engaging Q&A session where Ambassador and his spouse shared interesting insights on the varieties, flavors, and preparation methods of Indian tea. The event also featured a captivating photo exhibition and a slide-show presentation showcasing the captivating world of Indian tea. Participants were served delicious Indian tea and snacks.

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30 April 2023

Ideas, Achievements and Resolve

On 30 April 2023, the Indian diaspora in Chile joined Ambassador and Embassy officials to commemorate the iconic 100th episode of the 'Mann Ki Baat' Programme by Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The live telecast of the programme was screened at the Embassy, allowing everyone to join in the celebration of this milestone. The gathering exemplified the unity and shared excitement of the Indian community in Chile as they cherished the Prime Minister's inspiring messages.

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9 May 

2023

Vishwa Guru Bharat

In the series of events to celebrate Amrit Mahotsav, on 9 May 2023 a captivating photo exhibition and a display of insightful books commemorated the life of India's first Nobel laureate, Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, on his Jayanti. Held at the Embassy, this event embraced the essence of Tagore's timeless legacy. Ambassador S. Bhattacharjee eloquently emphasized the profound values and teachings that Gurudev bestowed upon the world. The exhibition gracefully unfolded the remarkable journey of Tagore's life, encapsulating his immense contributions as a poet, philosopher, and visionary. Through this celebration, attendees were enchanted by the indomitable spirit of Tagore, imbibing his wisdom and embracing the resplendent tapestry of Indian culture. It was a delightful tribute to a luminary who continues to inspire generations with his profound insights and compassionate ideals.

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12 May 2023

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

As part of Amrit Mahotsav celebrations, an Indian Cultural Day was celebrated at India House in Santiago on 12 May 2023. The event witnessed esteemed guests, including Mr. Claudio San Martin, the Vice Minister of Telecommunications of Chile, senior Chilean government officials, diplomats, and members of the vibrant Indian diaspora. The air was filled with the infectious energy of Bollywood dance performances, tantalizing aromas of Indian cuisine, and a mesmerizing exhibition of Khadi. Ambassador S. Bhattacharjee took the opportunity to showcase the Embassy's remarkable events, highlighting the rich tapestry of diverse Indian culture, the glories of Indian cinema, and the notable accomplishments of Indians at the prestigious Oscar awards. The day was a splendid ode to the enduring friendship and cultural exchange between India and Chile.

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5 June

2023

Vishwa Guru Bharat

On 5 June 2023, the Embassy organized Curtain Raiser Event to kick off the celebration of the International Day of Yoga 2023. The event witnessed the active participation of local Chilean yoga schools, accompanied by a vibrant gathering of enthusiastic young yoga lovers from Chile. They performed yoga as per Common Yoga Protocol. Amidst the ambiance of positivity and tranquility, Ambassador S. Bhattacharjee interacted with the yoga participants, emphasizing the profound significance and numerous benefits that yoga bestows upon individuals in their daily lives. The event served as a occasion of the unifying power of yoga, fostering a harmonious atmosphere and inspiring all present to practice yoga wholeheartedly.

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17 June 2023

Vishwa Guru Bharat

The Embassy of India, Santiago celebrated International Day of Yoga on Saturday, 17 June 2023 in association with the local Municipality of Las Condes in Santiago at their Gymnasium. The event was organized with participation of Chilean Yoga Schools and with an impressive gathering of mainly Chilean enthusiastic yoga lovers, Mission officials and some members of the Indian diaspora, braving the severe cold weather during the winter season in Chile. Ambassador S. Bhattacharjee in his address to the gathering highlighted the importance and benefits of Yoga for all in their daily life. Yoga for peace and harmony, benefits of yoga for body as a physical exercise and its benefits for mind through meditation. Yoga’s role in providing relief from the stressful lifestyle in modern time and reducing the chances of developing serious ailments like heart attack, hypertension, depression, etc. He thanked the participants for coming in big numbers and stated that Chile is one of the few countries which celebrate their own Yoga national day and has many yoga shools. The Yoga asanas under Common Yoga Protocol were performed by the Chilean Yoga Gurus which were following simultaneously by all the participants. At the last session, a brief meditation session was also conducted by the Yoga guru from Brahma Kumaris Chile. On the occasion of IDY 2023, three photo exhibitions on Yoga, Ayurveda and Tourist attractions of India were displayed for the public.

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21 June 2023

Vishwa Guru Bharat

As part of the Ocean Ring of Yoga initiative for International Day of Yoga, the Mission organized a Yoga Session on 21 June 2023 on board of the Chilean Navy Supply Ship “Almirante Montt”, the largest ship operated by Chile Navy, at the port of Valparaiso in Chile. Chilean Navy personnel and members of the Mission joined the yoga session and performed yoga as per the Common Yoga Protocol under the supervision of yoga teacher from local Loknath Yoga school in Chile. Ambassador addressed the participants and spoke briefly about the origin of International Day of Yoga, the benefits of yoga and its relevance in the present day life style. Ambassador thanked the Chilean Navy for being a part of the Ocean Ring of Yoga initiative. As a gesture of appreciation, Ambassador presented books on Yoga to the Fleet Commander of the Chilean Navy Rear Admiral Roberto Zegers, who was instrumental in organizing the event on board of the Chilean ship. For Ocean Ring of Yoga initiative, Chile is one of the three countries which permitted the yoga session on board of their Naval Ship while at other places the yoga sessions were conducted on board of the visiting Indian Naval Ships.

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17-18 July 2023

Vishwa Guru Bharat

A photo exhibition of Millets and showcasing their benefits for health, environment and farmers, to promote Indian millets in Chile was held in the Embassy premises on the 17th and 18th of July 2023 for public viewing.

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19-20 July 2023

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

In the series of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations, the Embassy held a photo exhibition at its premises on 19th and 20th of July 2023 on the tourist attractions of India showcasing India’s rich cultural and architectural heritage for public viewing.

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26 July 2023

Ideas, Achievements and Resolve

The live streaming of the inauguration of International Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre (IECC) complex at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi by Hon'ble Prime Minister on 26 July 2023 was screened at the Chancery for viewing of Indian diaspora in Chile.

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8 August 2023

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

Release of Spanish translation of ‘Gitanjali’ : The Mission in association with the Society of Writers of Chile organized an event on 8 August 2023 for release of Spanish translation of the book ‘Gitanjali’ by renowned Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. The book brought out by the Mission also contains writings on Tagore by Chilean literary personalities. Representatives from Chilean Foreign Ministry and Ministry of Education were also present at the event. Ambassador addressed the impressive audience on the occasion and highlighted on the work and life of Rabindranath Tagore and his world famous Nobel prize winning book Gitanjali and about its translation in Spanish and many other languages of the world. He appreciated the writers who contributed for its Spanish translation.

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14 August 2023

Independence

A National Day Reception was hosted by the Embassy on 14 August 2023 to mark the 77th Independence Day of India. On the occasion, Vice Minister of International Economic Relations (SUBREI) in the Foreign Ministry of Chile, H.E. Ms. Claudia Sanhueza Riveros spoke of strong India-Chile relations in her address to the gathering. President of the Senate of Chile H.E. Mr. Juan Antonio Coloma also graced the occasion. Ministers and Officials of Chile, Diplomatic Corps and members of Indian diaspora attended the event. Indian cultural performance was held at the event.

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15 August 2023

Independence

The Embassy celebrated 77th Indian Independence Day at its premises. Ambassador Subrata Bhattacharjee hoisted the tricolour on 15 August 2023 in the presence of members of Indian diaspora and friends of India. Ambassador read out excerpts from the President’s address to the Nation. He then shared the activities carried out by the Mission during the last one year and also highlighted the strengthening bilateral relations between India and Chile, with the Indian diaspora present at the event. This was followed by cultural performances by children of Indian diaspora on patriotic songs. The Mission has also showcased photo exhibitions on Ayruveda and Tourist attractions in India. Around 300 strong Indian diaspora and friends of India attended the event.

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14 September 2023

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

On 14 September 2023, Hindi Day was celebrated at Embassy premises with enthusiastic participation by the Embassy officials & families, members of the Indian diaspora and Chilean Hindi lovers. Ambassador S. Bhattacharjee highlighted the role, importance and popularity of Hindi in India and all over the world. He awarded prizes to the winners and participants of various Hindi activities organized on the occasion.

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15 September to 02 October 2023

Vishwa Guru Bharat

From 15 September to 02 October 2023, Embassy observed Swachhata Pakhwada during “Swachhata Hi Seva-2023 campaign”. Various cleanliness related activities, planting of flower trees, etc. were undertaken during this period. Awareness on cleanliness & hygiene was promoted on Mission’s social media. Ambassador S. Bhattacharjee administered Swachhta Pledge to the Mission officials during Swachhata Hi Seva – 2023 Campaign.

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29 September 2023

Vishwa Guru Bharat

On 29 September 2023, ITEC Day was celebrated by Embassy with enthusiastic participation of ITEC Alumni, senior Government and University officials of Chile. Ambassador S. Bhattacharjee highlighted the role of ITEC program in capacity building of friendly countries of India including Chile and growing popularity of ITEC Program in Chile and launch of ITEC program in Spanish language by India for Spanish speaking Latin American countries. All participants enjoyed the annual get together and their interactions with flavours of Indian cuisine & music. Photo exhibitions on Indian Millets, Tourist attractions of India and Costumes of India were also displayed on the occasion.

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2 October 2023

Vishwa Guru Bharat

On 2 October 2023, Gandhi Jayanti was celebrated in Santiago. Floral tributes were paid at Gandhi statue by all participants. Ambassador S. Bhattacharjee and Mr Luis Bates, ex-Minister of Justice & well known Gandhian in Chile addressed the gathering on the life of Mahatma Gandhi and his important teachings including Non-violence. Chilean school children from a local Indian school sang Indian national anthem and gave an impressive performance on Indian song. Popular Gandhi bhajans were played. Photo exhibitions on Ayurveda and Khadi were also held with display of Khadi clothes.

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5 October 2023

Vishwa Guru Bharat

A business delegation from Chemexcil representing 13 Indian chemical companies, visited Santiago and held a successful Chemical Business Meet in Santiago on 5 October 2023. In total, 132 meetings were conducted wherein 45 Chilean companies participated during the event. Ambassador S. Bhattacharjee inaugurated the event. Mr. Raghuveer Kini - Director General, Chemexcil also met senior Chilean officials from Directorate of International Economic Relations (SUBREI); Chilean Federation of Industries (SOFOFA); and Chile-India Chamber of Commerce (CAMINDIA) during the event.

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21 October 2023

India’s Rich Cultural Heritage

On 21 October 2023, Indian Association Santiago in association with the Embassy organized a Navratri Dandiya Night for Navratri celebration. Ambassador S. Bhattacharjee extended warm festival season greetings to the enthusiastic gathering of members of Indian community and Chilean friends on the occasion. The participants in colourul Indian traditional dresses enjoyed Dandiya dances, Indian music and Indian cuisine during the festivity.

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30-31 October 2023

Ideas, Achievements and Resolve

From 30-31 October 2023, a photo exhibition was held at the Embassy on the life of the visionary, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, in commemoration of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas on 31 October. This event celebrated the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel, a unifying force in India's history. The exhibition, open to the public, paid homage to his invaluable contributions to the nation.

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31 October 2023

Ideas, Achievements and Resolve

On 31 October 2023, the Embassy commemorated Rashtriya Ekta Diwas and the 148th Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel by livestreaming a captivating talk titled 'Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel - A Luminary Leader and Integrationist Par Excellence' by Dr. S Radhakrishna on its social media platforms. This event paid a heartfelt tribute to the visionary leader, celebrating his exceptional leadership, profound wisdom, and extraordinary statesmanship. Embassy officials also took Rashtriya Ekta Diwas pledge.