This exhibition is a tribute to the Swiss artist’s Alice Boner (1889 - 1981) promotion of cultural knowledge and understanding between the East and the West. Her encounter with Uday Shankar, and her commitment for his dance troupe gave her life the crucial twist. She settled in Varanasi and contributed significantly to the worldwide sensitization and understanding of India’s art history. In 1974, she received the Padma Bhushan from the President of India, Shri V. V. Giri, for her outstanding contributions.
On the occasion of the State Visit of the President of the Swiss Confederation H.E. Mrs. Doris Leuthard in India, the Embassy of Switzerland officially launches the “70 Years of Swiss-Indian Friendship” initiative with a Friendship Reception. At the Swiss residence President Leuthard honors five Swiss-Indian Friendship Ambassadors for contributing innovative ideas in their fields, and for strengthening the Swiss-Indian relationship. The Friendship Reception marks the beginning of a series of events to commemorate the Swiss-Indian Friendship Treaty signed on August 14, 1948.
Location: Embassy of Switzerland, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
On occasion of 70 Years of Swiss Indian Friendship 2017-2018, the Embassy of Switzerland in partnership with Oxford Bookstore organizes Swiss programs and activities, featuring films, expert talks, book readings and story-telling. The objective is to promote people to people interaction, sparking off ideas and dialogues between citizens of our countries.
Location: Oxford Bookstore, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Starting on the Friendship Day in India, the Embassy of Switzerland is organizing a Photo contest on its Facebook page. Send your photo to participate in our #SwissIndianFriendship photo contest and stand a chance to win a set of Swiss gifts and an invitation to our official launch of the initiative “70 Years of Swiss –Indian Friendship” at the Embassy of Switzerland in New Delhi.
Join us for ScienceComm’17 India, an initiative by swissnex India in partnership with Foundation Science et Cité and NIAS, to engage in easier and more interesting ways of science communication from Swiss and Indian knowledge leaders. If you’re a student, a researcher, an educator, a science writer or a citizen science enthusiast, this comprehensive conference will enable you to communicate your scientific ideas, findings and researches in simple but effective ways from here on!
Presented in the framework of 70 Years of Swiss-Indian Friendship anniversary celebrations.
Location: National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bangalore - 560012
With the integration of the Swiss Business Hub and Switzerland Tourism, the Consulate General of Switzerland in Mumbai reopens as a comprehensive Swiss platform for diplomacy, trade & investment, cultural exchange and tourism promotion. The grand opening of the new state-of-the-art offices takes place on 26th May 2017 with guided tours through the new premises at Nariman Point. The celebrations continue in the evening at the Trident Hotel with a grand reception.
India has embarked on a major urban development pathway through series of ambitious goals and targeted programmes. Switzerland has been able to implement solutions addressing sustainable cities needs like energy efficiency in buildings, cleaner technologies for managing solid waste and smart urban mobility solutions. By visiting the Swiss Pavilion and following the Swiss session at the 3rd Smart cities India Expo 2017, you will meet Swiss and Indian experts sharing their knowhow and discussing the challenges for India’s emerging cities.
Location: Swiss Pavilion at Hall 11, Booth C 104, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
The film "Being there – Da sein" (Thomas Lüchinger | Switzerland | 2016 | 95 mins) portraits four people from different cultures who provide care to terminally ill persons. By confronting their own mortality, they show ways of how to care for individuals in the last period of life, and how this connects to their own life again and again, reflecting on their own relation to death and dying.
Ma vie de Courgette (original title)
PG-13 | 1h 10min | Animation, Family
My Life as a Zucchini is a 2016 stop motion animated film directed by Claude Barras. It was screened in the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. The film has been nominated for the Best Animated Feature Film at the 89th Academy Awards. It was also selected as the Swiss entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards, making the December shortlist.
Location: Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
The Consulate General of Switzerland in Mumbai and the Embassy, in collaboration with Alliance Française, will screen Swiss films 'Sam' by Elena Hazanov, 'Neige' by Antoine Lanciaux, Sophie Roze and ‘Dimitri à Ubuyu’ by Agnès Lecreux during the Francophonie week in March 2017.
The 'Francophonie Mela' takes place in New Delhi on 18th March 2017 at the Alliance Française. Do not miss to visit the Swiss stall! The mela is open to all.
Location: Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, New Delhi and Chandigarh
On the occasion of the FILLM Conference 2017 “The Familiar and the Exotic in Language and Literature: The Politics of Perception and Representation”, Prof. Babli Moitra-Saraf and Swiss author Oliver Scharpf will present a different perspective on the popular myths about Switzerland based on the latest book written by Scharpf – “The Chalet and Other Swiss Myths”. The plenary session will be chaired by Prof. Radha Chakravorty.
Location: Multi-Purpose Hall, India International Centre, New Delhi