The theme of the IDC is “Indian Diaspora in Netherlands: Achievements, Contributions & Challenges”. Distinguished speakers from all sections of the Diaspora in the Netherlands, the representatives of the Government of India and prominent Dutch dignitaries, will address on various aspects of this theme. At least 400 participants, most of them representing various Indian Diaspora organizations are expected to participate in this conference.
The aim of this conference is to:
- Enhance understanding and strengthen the relations between the various sections of the Indian Diaspora in the Netherlands
- Increase participation and visibility of the Indian Diaspora in the Dutch social, cultural and political spectrum
- Broaden and deepen the ties with India in various fields
- Work as a catalyst to further the cause of economic and cultural cooperation between India and the Netherlands.
The conference has not only as an aim to highlight the contribution of the Indian Diaspora to the host country but also to focus on the issues of concern to the Diaspora.There will be special sessions to address the issues concerning the youth and the women.
The Diaspora congress is organized collectively by many Indian Diaspora Organizations based in The Netherlands under the umbrella organization “The Foundation for the Indian Diaspora in Europe”.
The one day programme of the conference consists of presentations, lectures, discussions about the position of Indian Diaspora in the Netherlands and its relation with India. This will be an excellent opportunity to take stock of the progress made by the Indian Diaspora in the Netherlands so far and the measures to enhance it further.
The programme will be concluded by a cultural gala with about 50 top artists giving quality performances with songs and classical as well as folk dances from various parts of India. The full programme is available on the website http://www.fideu.org.
Note for the Press and Media Agencies:
Your organization is most welcome to report the event. If you would like to cover the conference please apply via e-mail, mentioning the name of your organization, your position, and the number of persons who would like to attend. The confirmation will be sent by mail.
Many thanks for your support and interest.
Press Officer: Wahid Saleh