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                            Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Events 2021



MonthEventStatus
March   16Launch   of India @75 celebrations in partnership with Pecs UniversityVirtual   celebrations
March   18India   Hungary Dialogues, Episode 4 was launched focussed on India Hungary Bilateral   Relations with Esik Robert’s InterviewLivestreamed
March   25Special   Holi Celebrations for Hindi Students where members of Indian Diaspora gave   presentations on the varied styles of Holi celebrations in different parts of   IndiaWebinar
April   14Special   celebrations of India@75 Ambedkar Jayanti at Miskolcs at Ambedkar School to   commemorate Dr. Ambedkar’s birth anniversaryPhysical   event at Miskolcs
April 5Weekly   India@75 Quiz launched on social media platforms which will culminate on Aug   15thLaunched   virtually
April   10Special   Cultural Magazine launched to celebrate Amrit Mahotsav where artists,   indologists, painters, writers etc from Hungary would talk about their   India-ConnectionLaunched   virtually
April   22India   Hungary Dialogues , Episode 5 was launched focussing on India Hungary   cultural relations, with the interview of Dr. Imre LazarLaunched   virtually
May 5Tagore@160   celebrated, celebrating Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, with a special programme   commemorating Gurudev Tagore’s anniversary at Balatonfured town in   partnership with local municipality with a floral tribute at his statue &   a cultural programmePhysically   celebrated
May 12Sanskrit   Learning Gamified App called 'Little Guru' created by ICCR launched for premier   India Studies & Indian Philosophy/language Institutions like ELTE   University, Bhaktivedanta College, Dharma Gate Buddhist College, Vedic   Foundation, ISKCON, Sarasvati FoundationHybrid
May 21World   Culture Day marking India@75 was suitably celebrated bringing in ancient   stories of Chola Kingdom & Varanasi from India. Common India-Hungary   connections like Amrita Shergil was also delineated through films &   presentationsVirtually   celebrated
May 22India   Hungary Dialogues Episode 6 was a special episode on history & growth of   Indian classical dance Bharatnatyam in Hungary by Panni Somi.Virtually   launched
May 26Buddha   Purnima was celebrated in a special online programme with notable Buddhist   Studies experts from India & HungaryVirtually   celebrated
June 1Special   Yoga Day India@75 videos ( 15 in number) were made by yoga experts &   leaders to talk about wellness & health in the run up to IDY 2021Virtually   launched
June 11Curtain   raiser IDY event launched at India House with all the staff of Embassy of   India & AmbassadorPhysical   event
June   19-21International   day of Yoga celebrated with press , yoga practitioners of Esztergom, Sarajevo   & Budapest with large turnouts & media coverage.Physical   events
June 22This   month the special episode of 'India Hungary Dialogue' series was an interview   of Ayurveda Professor & expert, Dr. Ivan Szalkai Virtually   launched
June 30Special   Yoga session was kept for patients from Heimpal Children HospitalPhysical   
July 23Gurupurnima   festival was celebrated with enthusiastic participation from all the students   of various courses like Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Sitar & Tabla   showcasing traditional Indian forms of performing arts to the audience of BudapestPhysical
July 22India   Hungary Dialogues marking India@75 continued with Episode 7, with cultural   diplomat & professor Zoltan Wilhelm’s interview on India’s social &   geographical connection with HungaryVirtually   launched
July 16Special   Screening of Mughal-E-Azam was done to commemorate cinema legend Dilip Kumar   and introduce his cinematic brilliance to the audience of BudapestPhysical
August   7On   August 7, celebrating National handloom day a special presentation was made   with ladies of Budapest in traditional handlooms and weaves on india and   extensively posted on social media. A display of handloom clothes was also   done at Embassy of IndiaVirtual
Aug 10Special   cultural magazine ‘Kutfo’ featured artist Ildiko Morovszki Halasz who talked   about her passion & love for India that she has showcased through her   paintings during her 8 year stay in India. The magazine covers notable people   from Hungary who contribute to promoting Indian heritage & cultureVirtual
Aug 12A   special event to mark Amrit Mahotsav was done through distribution of food to   the homeless & needy people in Budapest in partnership with ISKCON (   Hungary) and Indian company SRF limited. Deputy Mayor of Nepliget in BudapestPhysical
Aug 13India   House was lit up in tricolours on the occasion of 75 years of India’s   Independence and the video was released on socila media platformsPhysical
Aug 14
Hundreds   of members of Indian community in Budapest together with the staff of Embassy   recorded their rendition of National Anthem and uploaded on rashtragaan.in.   Campaign was led by Ambassador of India who recorded and uploaded it.
Marking   AKAM, a special virtual lecture series commenced today by Indian Diaspora   called ' Diaspora Diaries' which would be encapsulating different topics   related with Indian history, heritage, traditions, art, culture, languages   etc by noted members of Indian diaspora in Hungary. First lecture was by   Vikas Laghate who focussed on 'Importance of Being a Polyglot' and learning new   languages
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Aug 15A grand   celebration of AKAM was done at India House where flaghoisting was done by   Ambassador, followed by National Anthem sung by Indian children &   diaspora. Ambassador read the speech of President and also addressed the   large number of diaspora present. A vibrant cultural programme titled ‘   Rhythms of India’ was presented by 30 artists and members of Indian community   which was a fusion of classical, folk dances as well as display of ethnic   Indian fabrics & weaves by men and women.Physical
Aug 22This month's   special bilateral & India specific Interview Programme ' India Hungary   Dialogues' covered ' Buddhist Studies in Hungary', and featured Rector of   well known Dharmagate Buddhist College, Dr. Gabor Karsai who talked about the   growth of Buddhism and its study in Hungary. talking to him was Lelinda Irtl,   Professor of Yoga & Buddhism. Weekly India@75 concluded this week after   16 quizzes around the 'Amrit Mahotsav' theme with questions on history,   heritage, art, craft, music, yoga etc. Three winners are announced who gave   maximum correct answers. The winners are being given Incredible India Kits   with Indian mementoes, brochures & booksVirtual,   Livestreaming
Sept   29/30
The   highlight of this month was the visit of ICCR President, Dr. Vinay Prabhakar   Sahasrabuddhe, to Budapest, to inaugurate the Hindi Diwas celebrations   marking Amrit Mahotsav. The Hindi Diwas was celebrated on 29th Sept   physically at Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural Centre where ICCR Alumni, Hindi   students of Hungary both Hungarians and Indians presented a vibrant programme   consisting of poetry recitations, classical Indian dances, Hindi Play and   documentaries. An Exclusive ‘Dance of Freedom’ music video was also released   which was a tribute by Hungarian dancers to Indian classical dance forms. 
Dr. Sahasrabuddhe   also had several significant meetings & bilateral cultural talks on the   sidelines of his visit, with the Dy State Secy, cultural diplomacy at the   Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the leadership team of ELTE University and the   faculty of Indian Studies Dept at the ELTE University.
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Sept 14
In the run up to Hindi Diwas several   activities were organised around the Hindi Diwas during September. On Sept   14th, an International Webinar was organised by Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural   Centre on the topic, ‘ Sahitya & Creation of Society’ where writers,   poets and scholars from 6 countries participated. President ICCR, Dr. Vinay   Sahasrabuddhe and Vice President of sahitya Academy, Sri Madhav kaushik were   special guests. China, S.Korea, Maldives, Srilanka, India & Hungary   participated in which notable scholars shared their valuable thoughts on the   topic and also read from their stories. Mamta Kalia, Dr. Ushakiran Khan,   Mridula Garg, Gitanjali Shree from India, Prof. Upul Ranjith Hewawitanagamage   from Srilanka, Iyaz Naseem from Maldives, Dr. Jia yan from Beijing, YouSun   lee from Seoul and Peter Sagi from Hungary participated in the webinar. EAM’s   Hindi Diwas message was also shown during the webinar.
On this occasion, the staff of Embassy   of India in Hungary under Ambassador Kumar Tuhin also took the ‘Rajbhasha   Sankalp’, pledge to protect & promote Hindi language.

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Sept 5
Teacher’s Day was celebrated to a   packed house at the cultural centre where after nearly more than one year,   the veteran teachers of the Cultural Centre presented solo performances for   their students who turned up in large numbers.
During   the month, a colourful Janmashtami festival was also celebrated by the   students & teachers of dance courses, especially Kathak & Hindi   courses. Children narrated important sequences from Lord Krishna’s life and   also enacted Krishnaleela. A vibrant dance performance showed the life story   of Krishna. A special ‘Dahi Handi’ was created for children of Budapest to   understand the folk lores behind the festival.

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Sept 16
On 16th September, a new   semester of Hindi Orientation Course conducted by Embassy of India & ELTE   University commenced, where special performances were done by the India based   Kathak & Kabla Teacher to acquaint the new students with the classical traditions   of Indian music. MoS, Minakshi Lekhi’s and Ambassador’s messages were   published during the webinar on the importance of learning & speaking   Hindi.
On the same day, a   special episode of video series ‘India Hungary Dialogues’ was also published   marking ‘Hindi Diwas’ where former HOD of Hindi, at ELTE University, Dr.   Maria Negyesi shared her thoughts & experiences through the interview   with Prof Peter Sagi.
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Marking   Amrit Mahotsav, Embassy started a lecture series ‘Diaspora Diaries’ where few   notable members of the Indian community give a talk on an important topic   related with history, heritage & culture of India which is streamed live.   On 3rd Sept, Mr. Prabal Datta, CEO, TCS, Budapest gave a lecture on ‘ India’s   March Towards a Digital Nation.’ On 17th Sept, Tanwirupa Maiti Gupta gave a   lecture on the women achievers of West Bengal who have left an impact on   history of India. On 23rd Sept, Mr. Sanjay Gupta, gave an incisive talk on ‘   Ancient keys to a purpose-filled meaningful corporate & personal life’.Virtual
Sept 11On Sept   11, in the ongoing cultural video magazine, which covers local achievers in   Indian culture & studies, interview of Virag Reka Turi, Odissi dancer and   owner of Odra dance Academy in Budapest was showcased. She was interviewed on   her experiences and thoughts by Sitar artist Szabi Toth.Virtual
Sept 14In the run   up to Hindi Diwas several activities were organised around the Hindi Diwas   during September. On Sept 14th, an International Webinar was organised by   Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural Centre on the topic, ‘ Sahitya & Creation of   Society’ where writers, poets and scholars from 6 countries participated.   President ICCR, Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe and Vice President of sahitya   Academy, Sri Madhav kaushik were special guests. China, S.Korea, Maldives,   Srilanka, India & Hungary participated in which notable scholars shared   their valuable thoughts on the topic and also read from their stories. Mamta   Kalia, Dr. Ushakiran Khan, Mridula Garg, Gitanjali Shree from India, Prof.   Upul Ranjith Hewawitanagamage from Srilanka, Iyaz Naseem from Maldives, Dr.   Jia yan from Beijing, YouSun lee from Seoul and Peter Sagi from Hungary   participated in the webinar. EAM’s Hindi Diwas message was also shown during   the webinar.Virtual
Sept 14On this occasion, the staff of Embassy of India in   Hungary under Ambassador Kumar Tuhin took the ‘Rajbhasha Sankalp’, pledge to   protect & promote Hindi language.Physical
Sept 16The Episode 10 of India   Hungary Dialogues video interview series, showcased the interview of Hindi   professor & former HOD of Hindi at ELTE University, Dr. Maria Negyesi,   marking amrit mahotsav & Hindi DiwasVirtual
Sept 29
The Hindi Diwas was celebrated on 29th Sept   physically at Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural Centre where ICCR Alumni, Hindi   students of Hungary both Hungarians and Indians presented a vibrant programme   consisting of poetry recitations, classical Indian dances, Hindi Play and   documentaries. 

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Sept 29
An Exclusive ‘Dance of Freedom’ music video   marking Amrit Mahotsav & Hindi Diwas was also released which was a   tribute by Hungarian dancers to Indian classical dance forms. 

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Oct 2In the month of October all   events related with AKAM were themed on the topic ‘ National Unity’ and   covered involvement of Indian Diaspora, Friends of India in different fields   as well as Outreach Activities that focussed on presenting a positive   narrative of India. On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, a dedicated Diaspora   Diaries episode focussed on Mahatma Gandhi & Yog, delivered by Indian Yoga   expert from Budapest Aravnda Kolllipara. She stressed on the values that   Mahatma gandhi stressed which can help people practicing Yog develop a more   positive & well rounded personality both mentally & spiritually.Virtual
Oct 9A full day Women Yoga Conference   was organised in collaboration with Hungarain Yoga Teachers’ Association at   ASCC premises where several yoga experts delivered lectures. Opened by   Director ASC, the conference comprised of lectures, demonstrations,   presentations, chanting of mantras, meditation as well as special yoga   session by Indian Yog teacher of Embassy of IndiaPhysical
Oct   6-159-Days Navratri Diaspora Event:   Embassy of India & ASCc in partnership with the Indian community in   Hungary created a series of 9 days events which comprised of Video talks   Shows, Vishnusahasranam Shloka Recitation, Mahalaya, Kalash-Sthapana,   Ashtlakshmi, Golu Puja, Mahanavami, Vijayadashami & Kanya Pujan   programmes in which the members participated in large numbers from their   homes as well as at Cultural Centre’s premises. Special dandiya Nights and   Indian Food Festival were also organised. The grand finale was on oct 15th with   a colourful ‘Ramleela’ play by members of Indian diaspora which was enjoyed   profusely. Several programmes were live streamed to engage more with those   who could not directly take part.Physical
Oct 6
Kutfo,   Cultural Magazine: In the 6th Episode of this cultural video magazine, the   episode was focused on the interview of Gyorgy Molnar, the only Surbahar   Artist in Hungary and Balazs Viragh, the first and only Pakhawaj player in   Budapest. They discussed the journey of Gyorgy into learning & playing   Surbahar and Sitar.

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Oct 7The next lecture in this series Diaspora   Diaries in this month was by Motivational Speaker Prerna Sujan from Budapest   who talked about ‘ Integrating Mind, Body & Soul’ by learning from   ancient masters like Vivekanand.Virtual
Oct 28
India   Hungary Dialogues- In the ongoing video interview series on bilateral   relations between India & Hungary, the episode 11 is focussed on the   dialogue between Deputy Secy for Science & Technology, MFA, Mr. Mihaly   Barany & Amb. Kumar Tuhin where they have a detailed dialogue on the   India-Hungary S & T cooperation as well as ways to further strengthen   them. Episode was live streamed on all social media platforms on Oct 28th

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Oct 26th
The   last lecture of Diaspora Diaries in this monthly series was by Brand &   Digital Strategist and a keen Doodler in Budapest, Kanupriya Sindhu who gave   an in-depth lecture on different art forms of India through a colourful   presentation.

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