World Nations in Government Offices of Sweden Celebrates India Day

World Nations in Government Offices of Sweden Celebrates India Day

On 2nd March, 2015, World Nations in Government Offices of Sweden (ViR) initiated its new programme of celebrating “International Days” to give an exposure to global environment to the public servant with an ‘India Day’.  A five minute film on modern India made by Public Diplomacy Division was shown on the occasion to an audience of around 200 officials from different Swedish Ministries/Departments who were given an opportunity to taste Indian cuisine. The restaurants at Government offices at  Rosenbad 4 and Kryddgården at Mäster Samuelsgatan 70, will serve Indian dishes throughout the week.
 
Well-designed leaflets providing information about modern India were distributed to the audience.  These leaflets are expected to reach another thousand persons.
 
In her inaugural key note remarks the Ambassador thanked the ViR and emphasized that India was a round-the-year tourist destination due to its diverse geography and climate. She said that she had really been struck by the large number of Swedish people who were posted to India for work and came back with India in their heart. Ambassador ended with an open invitation to the audience to participate in the “Namaste Stockholm” festival on 23rd May in Kungsträdgården, the most central park of the city which, she said, would bring India to Stockholm for one day with Yoga, Ayurveda, hand crafted products, culture and tourism destinations. 
 
The main organizer of the event Mr. Nasser Faridoon said that he was confident that these days will lead to more tourism to India. The event continued with singing of a patriotic song by the melodious amateur singer Ms. Nandita Singh and a highly appreciated Kathak dance by the well-known danseuse Ms Sunita Singh. 
 
‘India Day’ will be presented a second time on March 9, 2015 at the Central Post office.