Embassy News

Glimpses of ‘Celebrating Punjab’

 

 

Embassy of India in Kuwait organised  “Celebrating Punjab” with focus on Invest Punjab on  Nov 29. 

Glimpses of ‘Celebrating Punjab’, a State Facilitation event showcasing Punjab, its rich heritage and culture, economic strengths, conducive business environment & investment opportunities.

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Registration - Indian Engineers Kuwait

Registration for Indian Engineers in Kuwait

In continuation to Embassy’s earlier press release, dated 09 September 2020, on the above subject, it is clarified that this registration drive is for all Indian Engineers in Kuwait and not just those, who face accreditation related difficulties in respect of their engineering colleges/institutions. Please note that this information is urgently required in the Embassy to take up the matter concerning Indian engineers with concerned authorities.

2. Thereby, all Indian Engineers in Kuwait are advised to register by filling-in the online google form (https://forms.gle/YRoQwFEu3YHURgCe6). For any queries, please write to edu.kuwait@mea.gov.in.

3. Last date for registration is 30 September 2020.

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Registration - Drive for Emergency Certificates

REGISTRATION DRIVE FOR EMERGENCY CERTIFICATES

Embassy of India in Kuwait is pleased to inform that the registration drive for Indian travel documents continues to proceed smoothly. The Embassy will contact each of the registered Indian nationals in due course.

2. In the meantime, the Embassy has decided to extend the registration drive to include Indian nationals, who currently hold valid Emergency Certificates (ECs). Thereby, all those without travel documents and those with valid ECs are advised to register by filling in the google form online (https://forms.gle/pMf6kBxix4DYhzxz7) or by submitting duly filled-in enclosed application form at the boxes kept at the Embassy Consular Hall and at Indian passport offices in Sharq, Jleeb Al Shuwaikh and Fahaheel. For any queries, please write to community.kuwait@mea.gov.in.

3. It is reiterated that the registration drive is absolutely free of cost and fee for issuing travel documents will be collected at the Embassy counter directly in due course. 4. Please remember to include your current telephone number in the application forms submitted. Embassy would like to get in touch with the applicants over phone.

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Thematic Library Inauguration

 

Embassy of India in Kuwait is pleased to announce inauguration of the “Thematic Library”within its premises on Wednesday, 26 August 2020, at 1430 hrs. The Thematic Library aims to present India’s rich and vibrant cultural, literary heritage in its myriad, diverse and splendid forms in an interesting format with a focussed weekly theme. Keeping with the spirit of the festive season, which includes the upcoming festival of Onam, the theme of the Library for the next fortnight is “Festivals of India”.


A quiz competition on this subject will be conducted during the entire duration of the current theme. Participation is open to all the visitors of the Embassy with the quiz forms being placed at both the Reception and the Consular Hall of the Embassy. The Thematic Library also has a digital interface in the form of its official twitter account, @thematic_lib, through which India related books and relevant literary information will be shared regularly.


Embassy invites its nationals in Kuwait and friends of India to visit and explore the rich collection of books in the Thematic library. For more information, please write to us by sending an email to pic.kuwait@mea.gov.in.

 

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74th Indian Independence Day Celebration

74th Indian Independence Day Celebration by Embassy of India Kuwait

Embassy of India, Kuwait has been celebrating the Independence Day with participation of Indian nationals, Pravasis, and Friends of India in Kuwait. This year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to follow local government’s guidelines regarding social distancing and other related regulations, there will be no public function at the Embassy premises on Independence Day. However, Embassy will be live- streaming the flag hoisting and delivery of speech by Ambassador. Esteemed Community Members, Pravasis, and Friends of India are requested not to visit Embassy on Independence Day, 2020 i.e. 15th August, 2020 and watch the celebration at their home.

India celebrates its Independence Day every year on 15 August with great passion. Embassy of India, Kuwait has been organizing several cultural activities during the celebration in collaboration with Indian Schools and Indian Associations. This year, due to the ongoing COVID- 19 pandemic and to follow Kuwait government’s guidelines regarding social distancing and other related regulations, it would not be feasible to organize various cultural and social programmes on 74th Independence Day.

2. In view of the above and in order to facilitate large and vibrant Indian community in Kuwait to participate in the Independence Day celebration, Embassy has planned various online activities to be conducted during Independence Day celebration. Embassy of India requests resident Indians in Kuwait to record patriotic song and send it to Embassy. The selected video will be uploaded on the facebook (@indianembassykuwait) and twitter (@indembkwt) handle of the Mission. Recording can also be sent to Embassy at pic.kuwait@mea.gov.in with details of names, age and passport number.

3. The consent of participants for sharing of their videos by the Embassy of India, Kuwait on its official social media platforms is inherent and included in their act of submission of their entries. The videos should adhere to the laws, rules, and customs of the host government. Participants submitting the videos for this online programme are solely responsible for copyright regulations, if any. Their undertaking that the videos don’t infringe on any copyrights or intellectual property rights is inherent and included in their act of submission of their entries.

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Global Essay Writing Competition

A Global Essay writing Competition named “India and the World after COVID-19” is being launched by FICCI in collaboration with ICCR.

Indian Nationals, PIO and OCIs(Age 21 and above) are requested to send their entries about the COVID-19 pandemic and how the world has changed and where India fits in and what could be the role of India in shaping the post COVID world order and what should be India’s priorities.  The competition is also in the run-up to the FICCI’s participation in World Expo-Dubai later this year.

The last date for submission of entries is 15th July, 2020. Further details are available on the FICCI website.

 

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Art in the time of corona “United Against CORONA- Express Through Art” a global painting competition by ICCR

Art in the time of corona “United Against CORONA- Express Through Art” a global painting competition by ICCR

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The COVID-19 pandemic around the world has taken the world by storm touching the lives of every human being on Earth! Bringing out the best and worst of human emotions – empathy, sympathy, kindness, concern, anger, frustration, social cohesiveness and bravery among others. Since ages, emotions of this nature has driven creative thought across the world, with people coming out with innovative ideas and ways to deal with these turbulent times.

2. The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) with its focus on building cultural links with countries around the world and connecting people to people through Cultural and Educational exchanges, calls on Indians and citizens of the world to express these emotions through a competition entitled United against CORONA- Express through Art.

3. This competition is open to all amateur and professional artists from India and the world over in all age categories. The event encourages submissions of artistic expressions to present their emotions, feelings, ideas and innovative thoughts on the COVID-19, social distancing, quarantine and the fight against the virus through the following media:

• Paintings – on Canvas/Paper – oil, water colours, pencil, crayons

• Digital Art – Graphic Posters & Paintings

4. The expressions of artists are categorized into the following:

• Contemporary Art

• Folk & Tribal Art

• Cartoons & Illustrations

• Digital & New Age Art

5. Entries from India and all over the world are sought in following categories:

i. Professional Artists

ii. Amateur Artists

iii. Children & Students – Below age of 21

6. Participants are required to send high resolution photos (upto a maximum 10MB) of their work to ICCR by 1st May 2020. A high level jury consisting of eminent artists and cultural persons will select the best works. Attractive prizes shall be given to winning entries.

7. Best of the expressions will be exhibited in leading galleries in India and abroad. A permanent online exhibition will also be on display. A grand event will be held in New Delhi with a cultural extravaganza and prize giving ceremony, dates for which will be fixed depending on resolution of the COVID crisis.

8. ICCR believes that Art gives us hope, purpose and a desire to see beyond the problems of these difficult times. This competition is an effort to develop solidarity among the peoples of the earth and to bring together expressions of similar emotions being experienced in all countries. Over centuries, humanity has shown great resilience in overcoming unsettling times and we would like to capture this moment, record this period through the pure expression of Art. The hand of the artist freezes time and for eternity captures the essence of the emotions of society in that moment.

9. Social distancing, self-isolation, quarantine have separated people physically but in a unique way this has brought people even closer with a great appreciation of humanity’s common fate. In this time, virtual space can serve as an analogue to the physical space providing a platform for the intermingling of ideas and Art. That is why ICCR is holding this competition in cyberspace, a place where can be together while being apart. 9. Participation details and guidelines are available on www.iccr.gov.in

10. For any query, please write to: iccr4art@gmail.com

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Global painting competition by ICCR ‘United Against CORONA- Express Through Art’

 

 

The COVID-19 pandemic around the world has taken the world by storm touching the lives of every human being on Earth! Bringing out the best and worst of human emotions – empathy, sympathy, kindness, concern, anger, frustration, social cohesiveness and bravery among others. Since ages, emotions of this nature has driven creative thought across the world, with people coming out with innovative ideas and ways to deal with these turbulent times.

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) with its focus on building cultural links with countries around the world and connecting people to people through Cultural and Educational exchanges, calls on Indians and citizens of the world to express these emotions through a competition titled ‘United against CORONA- Express through Art. ‘

This competition is open to all amateur and professional artists from India and the world over in all age categories. The event encourages submissions of artistic expressions to present their emotions, feelings, ideas and innovative thoughts on the COVID-19, social distancing, quarantine and the fight against the virus through the following media:

Paintings – on Canvas/Paper – oil, water colours, pencil, crayons

Digital Art – Graphic Posters & Paintings

The expressions of artists are categorized into the following:

Contemporary Art

Folk & Tribal Art

Cartoons & Illustrations

Digital & New Age Art

Entries from India and all over the world are sought in following categories: Professional Artists; Amateur Artists and Children & Students – Below age of 21

Participants are required to send high resolution photos (upto a maximum 10MB) of their work to ICCR by 1st May 2020. A high level jury consisting of eminent artists and cultural persons will select the best works. Attractive prizes shall be given to winning entries.

Best of the expressions will be exhibited in leading galleries in India and abroad. A permanent online exhibition will also be on display. A grand event will be held in New Delhi with a cultural extravaganza and prize giving ceremony, dates for which will be fixed depending on resolution of the COVID crisis.

ICCR believes that Art gives us hope, purpose and a desire to see beyond the problems of these difficult times. This competition is an effort to develop solidarity among the peoples of the earth and to bring together expressions of similar emotions being experienced in all countries. Over centuries, humanity has shown great resilience in overcoming unsettling times, and we would like to capture this moment, record this period through the pure expression of Art. The hand of the artist freezes time and for eternity captures the essence of the emotions of society in that moment.

Social distancing, self-isolation, quarantine have separated people physically but in a unique way this has brought people even closer with a great appreciation of humanity’s common fate. In this time, virtual space can serve as an analogue to the physical space providing a platform for the intermingling of ideas and Art. That is why ICCR is holding this competition in cyberspace, a place where can be together while being apart.

Participation details and guidelines are available on www.iccr.gov.in

For any query, please write to: iccr4art@gmail.com

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Press release about fraudulent calls

 

 

It has been brought to the attention of the Embassy of India that some unscrupulous individuals are calling Indian nationals, posing as Embassy officials, with a view to extract money. These individuals may at times provide certain personal particulars to make their claims sound convincing.

All Indian nationals in Kuwait are hereby informed that the Embassy of India never requests for any such payments/money transfers, nor for your bank details, nor for money transfers through telephone calls or through unauthorized means, nor will ask for your banking credentials/credit card details etc.

Established processes and procedures are in place i.r.o. various services provided by the Embassy, which are clearly laid out on the Embassy’s official website (https://www.indembkwt.gov.in/).

All concerned are therefore requested to exercise caution and not to fall prey to any fraudulent attempts. It may also be noted that victims may lodge their complaints with National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal, Delhi at www.cybercrime.gov.in

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Republic Day Flag-Hoisting Ceremony at Indian Embassy Kuwait

   71st Republic Day of India

 

The 71st Republic Day of India will be celebrated in the Indian Embassy premises at Daiya Area, Gulf Road, on Sunday, 26th January, 2020.  The unfurling of the National Flag will take place at 0830 hrs, followed by the singing of the National Anthem.  Also School children from Indian schools in Kuwait will present a few patriotic songs.

 All Indian nationals, People of Indian origin and friends of India in Kuwait are cordially invited to attend.

 

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"Study in Gujrat" Roadshow in Kuwait

Government Delegation to host ‘Study in Gujarat’ Roadshow in Kuwait in January

  • Delegation led by Hon’ble Education Minister of Gujarat Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasama to host a roadshow on 15th January, 2020 for schools and colleges in Kuwait
  • Registrations ongoing on Study in Gujarat website 

In order to promote Gujarat as an Education Hub of India, a delegation led by Hon’ble Minister of Education Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasama along with Principal Secretary of Higher and Technical Education Smt. Anju Sharma will host a roadshow in Kuwait on 15th January, 2020 at Holiday Inn located at 140 Hamad Al-Mubarak St, Salmiya 22003 under the ‘Study in Gujarat’ campaign.

The roadshow will provide a glimpse of the thriving education sector in Gujarat and enable the interested candidates to get a first-hand understanding of the rich resources of the state in order to pursue higher education. The representatives of 22 universities and 4 colleges from Gujarat will be a part of the roadshow to provide more details to the interested candidates. The universities include Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gujarat Forensic Science University, Nirma University and many others in addition to L.D College of Engineering, Gujarat Arts and Science College, Vishwakarma Government College and SAL College. The lead university for the roadshow in Kuwait is Ganpat University.

In the last decade and a half, Gujarat has been successful in establishing its identity as the leading educational hub of India. State of the art infrastructure, safe environment, curriculum at par with international standards and industry exposure gives students an edge during the course of their study.

Students can also connect to the Social Media handles of the Study in Gujarat campaign to learn more about the courses and universities.

The social media pages are:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Study-in-Gujarat-107322204111944/?modal=admin_todo_tour 

Twitter:https://twitter.com/studyingujarat

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sigstudyingujarat/

Aspirants can visit the official website www.study.gujarat.gov.in to register themselves and learn more about the courses, application procedures and universities under the ‘Study in Gujarat’ programme.

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Kuwait Sports and Health Day - 20th December 2019

Participation in the "Kuwait Sports and Health Day” on 20th December, 2019

at Kuwait Motor Town, 40 King Fahad Bin Abdul Aziz Road, from 1300-1830 hrs.

 

Kuwait Olympic Committee will be organizing “Kuwait Sports and Health Day” on 20th December, 2019 at Kuwait Motor Town, 40 King Fahad Bin Abdul Aziz Road, from 1300-1830 hrs. 

Kuwait Olympic Committee has informed that it will be an open day with an amalgamation of sports and culture and will provide different communities an opportunity to interact amongst themselves.

Kuwait Olympic Committee has requested the Embassy to encourage Indian community to participate in the program. It will be good gesture, If members of your Association participates in the programme. For further details, you may kindly contact Mr. Ahmed Al Hendi, Mob# +965-98800003.

 

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Celebration of Constitution Day 2019

Celebration of Constitution Day 2019

          Embassy of India organized a function in its auditorium to celebrate the Constitution Day of India and mark the 70th Anniversary of adoption of India’s Constitution. The Constitution of India formally came into effect on 26 January 1950, which is celebrated as Republic Day of India. The event was very well attended with the presence of a large number of distinguished guests comprising a Member of National Assembly of the friendly State of Kuwait, officials from the Government of Kuwait, representatives from Academia, leading Think Tanks, Diplomats, representatives of the Indian Community in Kuwait, and a significant number of Kuwaiti and Indian students. An eminent Constitutional expert and  Professor of Public Law at Kuwait University, Dr. Mohammad Al-Feeli, was the Keynote speaker at the event.

          Addressing the gathering, H.E. Mr. K. Jeeva Sagar, Ambassador of India to Kuwait,  credited the Constitution for the progress of the country governed by strong, independent democratic institutions; and for creation of an ecosystem which provides meaningful freedom for realization of true potential of an individual. Underlining that Kuwait itself is a Rule-based and Constitution-based nation, the Ambassador thanked the leadership, the Government and the people of Kuwait for their humanitarian and friendly approach towards expatriates in general and Indian community in particular. In his keynote address, Dr. Feeli highlighted the salient features of the Indian constitution, particularly the aspects of Pluralism and Secularism, Fundamental rights, Directive Principles of State Policy, and the principle of separation of powers. He spoke about the farsightedness shown by the drafting members of the Constitution in providing an enduring framework of the Rule of Law to fulfill the aspirations of over a billion people.

          Two short documentaries on India’s Constitution viz. “India –The Spirit of Freedom” and “Mooknayak – Leader of the Silent” were screened on the occasion. On the sidelines, a collection of photographs on the theme - “Making of the Indian Constitution” were also displayed. 

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Tagore International Award for Cultural Harmony

Tagore International Award for Cultural Harmony

Recognizing the monumental contributions made by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore to humanity at large and as part of the commemoration of his 150th Birth Anniversary, the Government of India has instituted the annual “Tagore International Award for Cultural Harmony” since 2012 for promoting values of Cultural Harmony. It is given annually and carries an amount equivalent to Indian Rs. one crore (convertible to foreign currency), a citation in a scroll, a plaque as well as an exquisite traditional handicraft/handloom item. The Awardee(s) for every year is/are selected by an eminent Jury under the Chairmanship of the Hon’ble Prime Minister. The First award was conferred on Pandit Ravi Shankar and the second one on Shri Zubin Mehta.

2.         This annual award is given to individuals, associations, institutions or organizations for their outstanding contribution towards promoting values of Cultural Harmony. The Award is open to all persons regardless of nationality, race, language, caste, creed or gender. Normally, contributions made during 10 years immediately preceding the nomination are considered. Older contributions may also be considered if their significance has become apparent only recently. A written work, in order to be eligible for consideration, should have been published during the last ten years.

3.         The nominations are to be made in accordance with the provisions of the Code of Procedure, a copy of which is enclosed seperately. The Code is also available on the Ministry of Culture, Government of India’s web-site: www.indiaculture.nic.in. All queries may please be sent by e-mail to Ms. Bandana Sharma, Director, Ministry of Culture, bandana.sharma@nic.in, Telefax No. 0091-11-23383185.