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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 conference aims to discuss the needs of the Indian economy towards its workforce and how the Swiss dual VET model could contribute to skilling individuals for the labour market.
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
The exhibition encompasses artworks from the collection of Alice Boner Institute - once the home of Alice Boner- and Bharat Kala Bhavan - a museum which houses a permanent gallery on Alice Boner. It highlights the contributions of this pioneering artist and scholar of Indian art and art history who made Varanasi her home for over four decades of her life (1931-78).
Location: Bharat Kala Bhavan Museum, Benaras Hindu University, Varanasi
In the 5th year since its inception, the India Art Fair late night party at the Swiss residence is a brand event for the India Art Fair. This year, the party will be hosted by H.E. Dr. Andreas Baum, Ambassador of Switzerland to India and Bhutan.
Location: New Delhi
Pune International Film Festival (PIFF) is held every year in the city of Pune. PIFF is an important festival on the calendar for film buffs as well as film fraternity across the globe. The festival is a hub of activities with screenings, discussions, networking seminars and workshops. The Consulate General of Switzerland in Mumbai would be participating in the 15th edition of PIFF with 2 blockbuster Swiss films “Heidi” and “Schellen-Ursli” - with an India premier planned for the latter.
Location: City Pride Kothrud and INOX, Pune
'Being there- Da Sein' - Swiss Film at the international competition section
Location: Golcha Cinema, Near New Gate, (Ajmeri Gate) Jaipur
The environmental Film Festival “Quotes from the Earth” highlights environmental challenges at the national and international level through films. Over a period of two days, it aims to bring under one umbrella persistent and persuasive films from India and around the world. This year’s seventh biennial edition is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and will show as the opening film “More Than Honey” from the Swiss Oscar nominated director Markus Imhoof.
Location: Indian International Center, New Delhi