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Prime Minister addressing the gathering at the Indian Community reception at the Dubai Cricket Stadium
Indian Prime Minister with Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE, H.H. Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi being welcomed by Consul General Shri Anurag Bhushan at Oberoi Hotel in Dubai on August 17, 2015
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1. On the eve of 68th anniversary of our Independence I extend warm greetings to you and to all Indians around the world. I convey my special greetings to members of our armed forces, paramilitary forces and internal security forces. I also congratulate all our sportspersons who have participated and won laurels in various tournaments in India and abroad. My congratulations to Shri Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Prize winner for 2014, who has done the country proud.
2. On 15th August 1947, we won political freedom. The birth of modern India was a moment of historic exhilaration; but it was also tinged with the blood of unimaginable suffering along the length and breadth of our country. The ideals and convictions, that had held through the travails of an epic struggle against British rule, were under strain.
3. A great generation of supreme heroes faced this formidable challenge. The sagacity and maturity of that generation saved our ideals from deviation or degeneration under the pressure of emotion, including rage. India’s pride, self-esteem and self-respect, born from a civilizational wisdom which inspired the renaissance that won us freedom, was distilled into the principles of our constitution by these extraordinary men and women. We have been blessed by a constitution that launched India’s march towards greatness.
4. The most precious gift of this document was democracy, which reshaped our ancient values into a modern context and institutionalized multiple freedoms. It turned liberty into a living opportunity for the oppressed and impoverished, offered equality and positive discrimination to the many millions, who had suffered social injustice, and instituted a gender revolution that has made our country an example of progress. We abolished archaic customs and laws, and ensured change for women through education and jobs. Our institutions are the infrastructure of this idealism.
5. The finest inheritance needs constant care for preservation. Our institutions of democracy are under stress. The Parliament has been converted into an arena of combat rather than debate. It is time to recall what Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Constitution, said while making his closing speech in the Constituent Assembly in November 1949 and I quote:
“The working of a constitution does not depend wholly upon the nature of the constitution. The constitution can provide only the organs of state, such as the legislature, the executive and the judiciary. The factors on which the working of those organs of the state depends are the people and the political parties they will set up as their instruments to carry out their wishes and their politics. Who can say how the people of India and their parties will behave?” (unquote)
If the institutions of democracy are under pressure, it is time for serious thinking by the people and their parties. The correctives must come from within.
6. Our country’s rise will be measured by the strength of our values, but it will equally be determined by economic growth and equitable distribution of the nation’s resources. Our economy promises much hope for the future. The new chapters of the ‘India Story’ are waiting to be written. ‘Economic reforms’ is a work-in-progress. Our performance over the last decade has been commendable; and it is most heartening that after a dip, we have recovered to 7.3% growth in 2014-15. But the benefits of growth must reach the poorest of the poor much before they land in the bank accounts of the richest of the rich. We are an inclusive democracy, and an inclusive economy; there is place for everyone in the hierarchy of wealth. But the first call goes to those who suffer on the brink of deprivation. Our policies must be geared to meet the ‘Zero Hunger’ challenge in a foreseeable future.
7. The symbiotic relationship between man and nature has to be preserved. A generous nature when violated can turn into a destructive force leading to calamities resulting in huge loss of life and property. Even as I speak, large parts of the nation are barely recovering from floods. We need immediate relief for the afflicted as well as long-term solutions for the management of both, water deficiency and excess.
8. A nation which forgets the idealism of its past loses something vital from its future. Our educational institutions multiply as the aspirations of generations continue to exceed supply. But what has happened to quality, from base to apex? We recall the guru-shishya parampara with legitimate pride; why then have we abandoned the care, devotion and commitment that is at the heart of this relationship? A guru much like the soft and skilful hands of a potter, moulds the destiny of shishya. The student with devotion and humility acknowledges the debt of the teacher. Society respects and recognizes the merit and scholarship of the teacher. Is that happening in our education system today? Students, teachers and authorities must pause and introspect.
9. Our democracy is creative because it is plural, but diversity must be nourished with tolerance and patience. Vested interests chip away at social harmony, in an attempt to erode many centuries of secularism. In an age of instant communication through ever-improving technology, we must remain vigilant to ensure that the devious designs of a few never overcome the essential oneness of our people. For both government and people the rule of law is sacrosanct, but society is also protected by something greater than law: humanity. Mahatma Gandhi said and I quote: “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty” (unquote).
10. Peace, friendship and cooperation bind nations and peoples together. Recognizing the shared destiny of the Indian sub-continent, we must strengthen connectivity, expand institutional capacity and enhance mutual trust to further regional cooperation. As we make progress in advancing our interests globally, India is also engaged in pro-actively promoting goodwill and prosperity in our immediate neighbourhood. It is heartening that the long pending land boundary issue with Bangladesh has been finally resolved.
11. While we offer our hand willingly in friendship, we cannot stay blind to deliberate acts of provocation and a deteriorating security environment. India is a target of vicious terrorist groups operating from across the borders. Except the language of violence and the cult of evil, these terrorists have no religion and adhere to no ideology. Our neighbours must ensure that their territory is not used by forces inimical to India. Our policy will remain one of zero tolerance for terrorism. We reject any attempt to use terrorism as an instrument of state policy. Infiltration into our territory and attempts to create mayhem will be dealt with a strong hand.
12. I pay homage to the martyrs who made the supreme sacrifice of their lives defending India. I salute the courage and heroism of our security forces who are maintaining an eternal vigil to safeguard the territorial integrity of our country and the safety of our people. I also specially commend the brave civilians who boldly detained a hardened terrorist ignoring the risk to their own lives.
13. India is a complex country of 1.3 billion people, 122 languages, 1600 dialects and 7 religions. Its strength lies in its unique capacity to blend apparent contradictions into positive affirmations. In the words of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, it is a country held together and I quote: “by strong but invisible threads….. About her there is the elusive quality of a legend of long ago; some enchantment seems to have held her mind. She is a myth and an idea, a dream and a vision, and yet very real and present and pervasive” (unquote).
14. On the fertile ground laid by our Constitution, India has blossomed into a vibrant democracy. The roots are deep but the leaves are beginning to wilt. It is time for renewal.
15. If we do not act now, will our successors seven decades hence remember us with the respect and admiration we have for those who shaped the Indian dream in 1947? The answer may not be comfortable, but the question has to be asked.
IVS Global will remain closed on Sunday & Monday, August 16 &17, 2015 in view of the Indian Prime Minister’s visit to UAE
Ministry of Women & Child Development celebrates International Women Day on 8th March. Ministry of Women and Child Development, has revised the guidelines for Women Awards for conferring on eminent women, organisations and institutions. These awards will be called “Nari Shakti Puruskars”.
From 2016, 20 Nari Shakti Puruskars shall be conferred every year. The awards will be conferred on 8th March on the occasion of International Women’s Day (IWD). The Award in each category shall carry a Certificate and a cash amount.
Nari Shakti Puruskar would be conferred on eminent women and institutions rendering distinguished service to the cause of women especially belonging to the vulnerable and marginalized sections of the society. The recipients will be declared on February 20th 2016 and awards conferred on 8th March 2016 in New Delhi at a special ceremony/function to be held on the occasion of the International Women’s Day (IWD). Travel expenses by economy class return fare by shortest route, for the awardees to and from Delhi, by Air India and local travelling allowance will be reimbursed by the Ministry of Women & Child Development on production of bill and air tickets. Three days boarding and lodging arrangements for the awardees will be arranged by the Ministry of Women & Child Development.
Under individual category any Indian citizen, whether residing in India or outside is eligible for Nari Shakti Puruskar and under Institutional category, only Indian Institutions/Organisations are eligible for Nari Shakti Puruskar.
The last date for receipt of nominations for Nari Shakti Puruskar in the Ministry of Women & Child Development is September 30, 2015. Nominations in the prescribed format, may please be forwarded to the Ministry of Women & Child Development before September 11, 2015 so that necessary approvals can be obtained and forwarded to the Ministry of Women & Child Development before the due date.
For further information on the above please visit: http://wcd.nic.in/Paraforwebsite.pdf
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A Condolence book for Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam will be kept open at the Consulate General of India, Dubai for the public on 29th and 30th July 2015 from 10:00 Hrs to 13:00 Hrs
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HE Mr.Anurag Bhushan along with and other dignitaries listening Dr.Radhika Nagrath’s talk show on Therapeutic uses of Yoga in lifestyle diseases like Hypertension and Diabetes at the Consulate Auditorium
The Government of India has announced vide Gazette Notification No.26011/01/2014-F.I dated 09.01.2015, all PIO cards issued till 09.01.2015 are deemed to be OCI card. As such the PIO Cards issued till 09.01.2015 are deemed to be OCI card Scheme has been withdrawn. Henceforth, applicants may apply for OCI card Only, as PIO card scheme is no longer in existence.
The Consulate General of India is organizing a 12 weeks course of Yoga in the CGI premises at free of cost. The Classes will be held every Saturday from 6to 8am. The course is open to all. All those interested are requested to come to the Consulate Auditorium on 6th June 2015 at 6am to participate in the Yoga Classes.
PART I—Section 1
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY
No. 233] NEW DELHI, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014/ASVINA 8, 1936
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
New Delhi, the 30th September, 2014
No. 25024/9/2014-F.I.—In the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Home Affairs number 26011/4/98-F.I dated the 19th August, 2002, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 19th August, 2002, the Central Government hereby makes the following amendments in the Scheme for issuance of Person of Indian Origin Card (PIO Card) Scheme, 2002, namely:—
1. (1) This scheme may be called the Scheme for issuance of Person of Indian Origin Card (PIO Card) Amendment Scheme, 2014.
(2) It shall come into effect on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.
2. In the Scheme for issuance of Person of Indian Origin Card (PIO Card) Scheme, 2002,—
(a) for paragraph 6, the following paragraph shall be substituted, namely :—
“6. Validity of PIO Card: A PIO Card issued to an applicant shall be valid for his life time from the date of its issue provided that such applicant has a valid passport.
Explanation.—For the purpose of this paragraph, it is hereby clarified that a PIO Card which has been issued prior to the date of publication of this notification shall be deemed to be valid for life time of its holder subject to the condition that such person has a valid passport.”
(b) In paragraph 9,—
(i) In sub-paragraph (ii), the words and figures “ if his stay on any single visit in India does not exceed 180 days” shall be omitted;
(ii) sub-paragraph (iii) shall be omitted;
(iii) sub-paragraph (iv) shall be renumbered as sub-paragraph (iii).
VEENA KUMARI MEENA, Jt. Secy.
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In the wake of the earthquake happened at Nepal on 25th April, 2015, a 24-hour ‘Control Room’ has been set up in the South Block of Ministry of External Affairs
In the wake of the earthquake happened at Nepal on 25th April, 2015, a 24-hour ‘Control Room’ has been set up in the South Block of Ministry of External Affairs. The contact details are as under:
+91 11 2301 2113
+91 11 2301 4104
+91 11 2301 7905
+91 11 2301 8158
NRIs living in the UAE mostly comprise of nuclear families. Without the emotional support of the joint family system, due to trauma associated with relocating to a new country, job related issues etc people are becoming stressed out and this is starting to extract a heavy toll on marital relationships.
With increase in the number of couples with marital issues approaching the Consulate for help, a need was felt to start counseling sessions at the Consulate in addition to the already existing facilities for psychological, financial and legal counseling at the IWRC.
Consulate General of India, Dubai is happy to announce that we have started counseling sessions at the Consulate exclusively for couples facing marital issues. The sessions will be initially held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10.00 AM to 01.00 PM. Depending on demand, we would gradually increase the days and timings of the sessions.
Couples can book appointments with the Counselor by contacting Ms.Merin at the following:
Telephone : 043973939
Notification from Government of Tamil Nadu : Development of World class Oceanarium at Mamallapuram, Chennai, India – Pre bid meeting – Scheduled on 20th April 2015 stands postponed to 24th April 2015 at 10.30 am.
The name of the Tourist Visa on Arrival enabled by Electronic Travel Authorisation (TVoA-ETA) scheme has been changed to eTourist Visa (eTV) scheme with effect from 15.04.2015.
Consulate General of India will remain closed on Tuesday, 14th April 2015 on account of Dr.Ambedkar Jayanti.
Consulate General of India will remain closed on Tuesday, 14th April 2015 on account of Dr.Ambedkar Jayanti.