About Us India-Colombia

Brief on India-Colombia Bilateral Relations

Colombia and India established diplomatic relations on January 19, 1959 and completed 60 years in 2019. In March 1972, Colombia opened its embassy in New Delhi. India, opened its embassy in Colombia the following year. Over the years, the relationship between the two countries has been strengthening in all areas, including political, commercial and cultural fields.

A.        Political relations:

            India and Colombia have had friendly and cordial bilateral relations. Both countries collaborate in various multilateral fora. Foreign Office Consultations Mechanism was established in 1995. The last consultations took place in March 2017 in New Delhi.

            President Ivan Duque was sworn in as the new President on 7 August, 2018. President Ram Nath Kovind sent him a message of felicitation. The  External Affairs Minister had also sent a message of felicitation to Mr. Carlos Holmes Trujillo, Foreign Minister of Colombia and later met him on the sidelines of the UNGA in September, 2018. Gen. V.K. Singh, MOS (EA), met Colombian FM in October 2018 during his visit to Colombia. These were the highest level interaction with the new Government of Colombia, which came to power in August 2018.

Bilateral Visits:

From India:

            The following high level visits have taken place from India to Colombia:

  • Late Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi’s State visit - 1968
  • Late Prime Minister Shri P.V. Narasimha Rao to attend NAM Summit 1995
  • Shri Rao Inderjit Singh, MOS (EA), September 2004
  • Shri Shashi Tharoor, MOS (EA), January 2010
  • Prof. Saugata Roy, MOS for Urban Development, 2010
  • Shri Dinsha Patel, MOS for Mines, May 2011
  • Shri Vivek Katju, Secretary (West) for FOC in July, 2011
  • Dr. Rahul Khullar, Commerce Secretary, August  2011
  • Shri Sachin Pilot, MOS (C&IT), April 2012 
  • Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia MOS (C&I), June, 2012
  • Shri Parvez Dewan, Secretary (Tourism), October 2014

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  • Shri R. Swaminathan, Special Secretary (AMS&CPV) for FOC, November 2014
  • Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, MOS (IC) (P&NG), May 2015
  • Smt. Rita Teaotia, Commerce Secretary, May 2017
  • Gen (Retd) V.K. Singh, MOS(External Affairs), October 2018

From Colombia:

  • Foreign Minister Dr Rodrigo Pardo Garcia-Peña attended NAM Ministerial Meeting, April 1997 
  • President Andres Pastrana Arango for the first state visit from Colombia, March 2001
  • Foreign Minister Carolina Barco Isakson, February 2003
  • Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Camilo Reyes,  May 2004
  • Defence Minister Juan Manuel Santos, November 2007
  • Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Mr. Luis Guillermo Plata, April 2008
  • Minister of Energy and Mines, Mr Hernan Martinez Torres 2008
  • General Fernando Soler Torre, Deputy Chief of Colombian Air Force attended the Aero India, February 2009
  • Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Clemencia Forero Ucros, April 2009
  • Foreign Minister Jaime Bermudez accompanied by Commerce, Industry and Tourism Minister, November 2009
  • Vice President Francisco Santos, April 2010
  • Vice Foreign Minister Monica Lanzetta, November 2011
  • Vice Foreign Minister Patti Londoño, March 2012
  • Vice Minister of Business Development, Carlos de Hart, February, 2013
  • Minister of Information Technology, Mr. Diego Molano, August 2013 
  • Vice Foreign Minister Patti Londoño, March 2017 for FOC
  • Foreign Minister Ms. Maria Angela Holguin, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Ms. Maria Lorena Gutierrez and Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Patti Londoño, November 2017

Bilateral Agreements/MoUs

  • MoU on Cooperation in Tourism Development, October 4, 2018
  • MoU on Cooperation in Traditional Systems of Medicine of India, October 4, 2018
  • Joint Interpretative Declaration between the Republic of India and the Republic of Colombia regarding the agreement for the promotion and protection of

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investments between India and Colombia, signed on November 10th 2009, October 4, 2018

  • MoU between Electronics and Computer Software Export promotion Council (ESC), India and FEDESOFT, September 2018
  • Agreement on Free Exercise of Gainful Occupation of Dependent Family Members of the Diplomatic, Consular and Administrative Personnel of Diplomatic Missions - 2016
  • MoU between the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, the Government of the Republic of India and the Administrative Department of Sports, Entertainment, Fitness and Leisure (COLDEPORTES) of the Government of the Republic of Colombia - 2014
  • MoU between the Colombian Federation of Software Industry and Related Technologies – FEDESOFT and NASSCOM - 2013
  • MoU between the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Colombia and the Ministry of Mines of India for Cooperation in the field of Geology and Mineral Resources - 2011
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of India and the Republic of Colombia for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income - 2011
  • MoU on Business Development Cooperation between the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Department of Commerce of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Tourism of the Republic of Colombia - 2010
  • Agreement on Cooperation in the field of Health between the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Social Protection of the Republic of Colombia  - 2010
  • Agreement on Bilateral Promotion and Protection of Investment between India and Colombia - 2009
  • MoU between the Colombian Federation of Software Industry and Related Technologies - FEDESOFT and National Association of Software and Service Companies - NASSCOM - 2009
  • MoU between the Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Colombia and the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of India on Defence Cooperation - 2009
  • MoU on Cooperation in Bamboo Applications and Research and Development between the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Government of the Republic of Colombia - 2009
  • MoU between the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas Government of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Mines & Energy Government of the Republic of Colombia on Cooperation in Hydrocarbon sector - 2008
  • MoU between the Government of India and the Government of Colombia on Cooperation in the field of Urban Public Transport Systems and Urban Transport Planning – 2007

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  • MoU between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the Republic of Colombia on Cooperation in Science & Technology - 2005
  • MoU between the Ministry of Communications of the Republic of Colombia and the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of the Republic of India on Bilateral Cooperation in the field of Information Technology - 2002
  • MoU between the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and the Ministry of Environment Government of Colombia to execute the Project on ‘Provision of Solar Energy Equipment for Tayrona National Natural Park’ , 2002
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the Republic of Colombia on Visa exemption for Diplomatic and Official Passport holders - 2001
  • Agreement between the Foreign Service Institute of India and the San Carlos Diplomatic Academy of the Republic of Colombia for Academic Cooperation, 2001
  • MoU on Annual Foreign Office Consultations - 1995
  • Cultural Agreement between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the Republic of Colombia - 1974
  • Trade Agreement between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the Republic of Colombia – 1970

B.        Economic and Commercial Relations:

            Bilateral trade between India and Colombia had been steadily growing until 2014 and reached approximately USD 4 billion (largely as a result of oil imports by India from Colombia). However, following the global slump in oil prices, that affected Colombian exports of oil, bilateral trade registered a decline in 2015 and 2016. From 2017, bilateral trade has once again started growing. In calendar year 2018, bilateral trade was approximately USD2.1 billion. India mainly imports from Colombia mineral fuels, precious stones (pearls), aluminum, zinc, wood (teak), plastic etc. India exports to Colombia, mainly vehicles (motorcycles etc.), cotton, pharmaceuticals, iron & steel products, chemicals, etc. From 2015 onwards, the balance of payments has remained in favour of India.           

i)          Bilateral Trade Figures :

  • Exports:

In US$ Million


S.No.

Country

Jan-Dec
2016

%Growth

Jan-Dec
2017

%Growth

Jan-Dec
2018

%Growth

1.

India's Exports to COLOMBIA

767.47

-20.9%

913.74

19.1%

1,075.83

17.74%

 

India's Total Exports

264,424.35

-1.24%

299,152.03

13.13%

324,843.55

8.59%

Source: Government of India – Ministry of Commerce & Industry – Dep. Of Commerce

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  • Imports:

In US$ Million


S.No.

Country

Jan-Dec
2016

%Growth

Jan-Dec
2017

%Growth

Jan-Dec
2018

%Growth

1.

India's Imports from COLOMBIA

505.86

-42.6%

646.5

27.8%

1,040.41

60.93%

 

India's Total Imports

361,496.57

-8.21%

449,795.40

24.43%

514,555.50

14.40%

 
Source: Government of India – Ministry of Commerce & Industry – Dep. Of Commerce

ii) Bilateral Investment:Colombian investment in India is estimated to be approximately US$5 million and the Indian investment in Colombia is estimated to be US$300 million (excluding OVL´s investment in its joint venture with Mansarovar). Indian investment in Colombia is mainly in the oil, automobile, agro-chemicals, IT and pharmaceuticals sectors.
            The Mission has been taking initiatives and actively engaging in promoting bilateral trade and investment.  Under the Make-in-India initiative, trade promotion events have been organized in all major cities, including Bogota, Medellin, Cali, Barranquilla, Pereira and Armenia. A mega trade and investment promotion event,  “Commercial and Economic Alliance for Future” to mark the 60th anniversary of India-Colombia diplomatic ties was organized on 14 May, 2019 at Bogota.
            To promote tourism and investment, the Mission has organized Tamilnadu, Punjab, Odisha, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh States’ promotion days, under the state facilitation activities. 
    A list of major trade and investment promotion activities organized by the Mission, in the recent past, is enclosed.

iii)        Indian Companies in Colombia:  Indian companies in Colombia are mainly concentrated in the oil, IT, pharmaceutical, agrochemicals, infrastructure and two-wheeler  sectors.
 

  • ONGC Videsh Ltd (OVL), the only Indian public sector enterprise in Colombia, has both independent operations and a joint venture with Chinese Company Sinopec called Mansarovar Energy Ltd (MEL).
  • Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Tech Mahindra, Mahindra Comviva, Infosys, Wipro, etc. (IT)
  • IPCA, CIPLA, Aurobindo Pharma, Dr. Reddy´s, MSN Labs (Pharmaceuticals)
  • United Phosphorus Limited, Sharda Cropchem Ltd (Agrochemicals)
  • TVS, Bajaj, Hero, Sonalika and Mahindra (Automobiles and tractors)
  • Essel Propack (Plastics and Packing)
  • Praj Industries (bio-based industries and engineering)

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  • Shapoorji Pallonji, Jindal Steel (Infrastructure)
  • Lighting Havell’s Sylvania (LEDs)

 

            OVL started operations in 2008 and MEL in 2006, and they continue both exploration and production of oil in Colombia. Praj industries has ethanol plants in Colombia in the Valle del Cauca region.  Hero Moto Corp inaugurated its motorcycle plant in Villa Rica (Cauca), near Cali in 2015.  Essel Propack has also set up its packaging factory in the same region in 2016. Bajaj has its main assembly unit in the city of Medellin.  UPL has its agrochemicals manufacturing plant in the city of Barranquilla in the North.

 

C.         Technical and Economic Cooperation

            The last ITEC day was celebrated in the Embassy in February, 2019 ,where  ITEC alumni, representatives from Ministry of Education and its agency ICETEX and Ministry of Foreign Affairs participated. Under the ITEC programme, 25 school teachers have been trained in teaching of English language every year since 2015. The first ever ITEC festival to promote awareness of ITEC scholarships was held in the Embassy in May, 2018. During 2018-19, 91 ITEC slots were utilized by Colombia. The number of ITEC slots  have been increased to 100 for the year 2019-20.

            Assistance under ITEC program in the past includes gifting of a US$ 200,000 solar lighting system to Tayrona National Park, Santa Marta,  Colombia in December 2002 and deputation of two Indian IT experts from May to July 2002 to advise the local government on IT related policy issues. India donated US$ 1 million to Colombia in the wake of country-wide floods and damage to infrastructure in 2010.

            Colombia has offered 8 scholarships for Language Assistants and another 8 scholarships to tourist guides to learn Spanish in Colombia in 2017 and 2018.
           
D.        ICCR Scholarships:

            Colombian students have pursued Indian dance and music studies under the ICCR scholarship in the past. Total six students have benefited from the ICCR scholarship since 2009.

E.        Space cooperation:

On 29 November, 2018 ISRO successfully launched FACSAT 1 satellite of Colombian Air Force on PSLV-C43/HysIS mission. It was the first ever Colombian Air Force Nano-satellite.  This was a historic occasion in India-Colombia relations and received excellent publicity for India’s prowess in the field space sciences.

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F.         Cultural Relations:

            There is a growing interest among Colombians in Indian culture. The IDY events have given a further fillip to the popularity of Indian culture. Indian festivals, dances, music, gastronomy, spirituality are of increasing interest to Colombians. Some Colombians, who learnt Indian classical and folk dances in India are now professional performers. 

            Several festivals, performances, exhibitions, and film shows, etc. have been organized by the Embassy during the last few years. Embassy in collaboration with the local talent also has organized dance performances at various universities during the course of the International weeks held by them. This year, Festival of India is being celebrated in Colombia. Several cultural performances and events to mark Gandhi@150 have been organized under the Festival. 

            The celebration of 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi began on 2 October 2018, with the launch of a digital commemorative stamp on Mahatma Gandhi. Since then, the Embassy organized lectures/seminars, conferences, screenings of Gandhi documentary, donation of copies of “My Experiments with Truth” in Spanish, tree plantation, etc. 

            The Mission organized an event to mark Guru Nanak Jayanti  on 23 November 2018 at Pereira City in Colombia as part of 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji.

(a) Visit by Cultural Groups

  • From Colombia to India: Group Dance Cacica Ulima, Ibague (Colombia) visited Chandigarh for “International Folk Music and Dance Festival: 25 November to 2 December, 2017” organized by Ghungar Musical Club, Chandigarh. 

 

(ii)        From India to Colombia: A number of cultural groups (mainly classical dance groups), sponsored by Ministry of Culture and ICCR have visited Colombia during the recent past for 70th anniversary of India’s Independence Day, Festival of India and for other events:

  • Ray of Wisdom, 2017 (sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of India)
  • Divya Parivar, 2017 (sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of India)
  • Bhangra Dance Group, 2017 (sponsored by ICCR)
  • Anwesha Das, 2019 (sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of India)
  • Nalini & Kamalini, 2019 (sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of India)
  • Vani Madhav group, 2019 (sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of India ICCR)
  • Veena Chikkanahalli Seshadri dancer, 2019 (sponsored by ICCR)

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(b)       Visit of experts from India: The following two experts have visited on ICCR sponsorship from India:

  • Prof. Ravindra Kumar, expert on Mahatma Gandhi, 2018.
  • Prof. Rajiv Saxena, expert on ICT, 2018.

 

(c)        Yoga: Yoga is highly popular in Colombia  and there are number of Yoga institutes engaged in organizing regular yoga classes. Yoga Teachers (TIC) deputed by ICCR have been on the strength of the Mission since January, 2016.  Using the availability of TIC, the Mission has been able to organize lectures/conferences/presentation on Yoga and Indian Culture, yoga classes for general public, diplomatic corp, Corporate sector and the Embassy officials. The Mission has also organized Yoga Instructor Diploma Courses in Externado University and Piloto University.

                     The Mission has been organizing International Day of Yoga in Colombia and            Ecuador in several cities. Some of these events are organized by the Mission     and rest in association with yoga institutes and municipalities. Over 10,000    yoga enthusiasts participate in these events. In 2018,  there were 22 Yoga   events and in  2019, 15 events were organized to mark the International Day of           Yoga in all major cities of Colombia (Bogota, Medellin, Cali, Barranquilla,            Cartagena etc.).

(d)        Busts Installed : There are two busts of Mahatma Gandhi installed in Bogota, CINSET Corner, and Municipal Library at El Tunal. A bust of Rabindranath Tagore has been installed at the Caro y Cuervo institute. 

            A list of main cultural activities organized by the Mission in Colombia during the last two years is attached.

G.        Indian Community: The Indian Community comprises of approximately 500 members. A majority of them are professionals, employed with IT firms like TCS, Oracle, Sophos Banking Solutions, etc.  Indian Associations, Amigos de la India and Somos Indios are Indian associations, which organize Indian festivals and other cultural activities in which both Indians and Colombians participate. There is 150 strong community of Indian origin  people, located in the ‘Valle de Cauca’ region of Colombia. Their forefather migrated to Colombia in 1920s-30s from the erstwhile Bengal. Although settled in Colombia, many of them have kept Indian traditions and culture alive.

H.        Colombian visitors to India: The number of visitors from Colombia to India has been rising. In 2018, over 5000 Colombians visited India, for tourism, business  yoga, meditation, spiritual courses, etc.


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I. Useful References:
www.embajadaindia.org
http://www.embajadaindia.org/en/useful-links/in-colombia
https://www.facebook.com/EmbajadaIndiaBogota
https://twitter.com/IndiaEmbBogota

September, 2019

Trade and Investment Promotion Events Organized during  2018 and 2019  (upto August)

S.No

Name of event

Date

Venue

Description

1

Business and Tourism promotion Ambassador’s in Manizales (a prominent business centre  in the mountainous coffee region of Western Colombia.

6-14 January 2018

Manizales

Promotion of State, to promote business and tourism, focusing on livestock and agricultural cooperation.

2

Texprocil’s participation at ColombiaTex

22-25 January 2018

Plaza Mayor, Medellín

38 Indian companies from the Export Promotion Council of Cotton Textiles – Texprocil participated in the largest textile fair of Colombia.

3

Colombian Association of Agencies of Travel and Tourism (ANATO)

21-23 February 2018

Corferias, Bogotá

India Tourism Office of India in New York alongwith  a delegation of 9 tourist operators participated in the Fair. To promote tourism to India, they established contact Colombian tourism agencies. A networking event “Know India”, was organized where Colombian agencies could discuss visa issuance procedures, information about India, etc.

4

Make in India Bogotá

13 March 2018

Hotel NH Terra 100, Bogotá

The Embassy organized Make in India event to show business and investment opportunities. Event was addressed to businessmen and representatives of trade organisations.

5

Make in India Cali

15 March 2018

Hotel Sheraton, Cali

The Embassy organized Make in India event to show business and investment opportunities. Event was addressed to businessmen and representatives of trade organisations.

6

Back2Business

17 April 2018

WeWork, Bogotá

The Embassy participated in an event with different Embassies and bilateral chambers of commerce where they offer their services.

7

India-Latin American Forum

25-26 April 2018

ANDI, Bogotá

A delegation of 18 Indian companies, representatives of different sectors visited Colombia to participate in the Forum “India-Latin America”, the purpose was to look for alliances between companies and institutions from public and private sector.

8

Make in India Medellín

19 April 2018

Hotel San Fernando Plaza, Medellín

The Embassy organized Make in India event to show business and investment opportunities. Event was addressed to businessmen and representatives of trade organisations.

9

Promotion of Trade Relations, Bucaramanga.

25 May 2018

Chamber of Commerce of Bucaramanga

The Mission organized an event in collaboration with Chamber of Commerce of Bucaramanga to promote the  trade relations with India. 

10

Road-show SRTEPC – Bogotá

25 July 2018

Embassy of India

The Promotion Council of Synthetic Textiles promoted the second version of Source India.

11

Road-show SRTEPC – Medellin

26 July 2018

Chamber of Commerce Medellin

His Excellency Mr. Ravi Bangar had a meeting with the director of the textile cluster in Medellin, to promote the SRTEPC.

12

Chemexcil BSM

03 September 2018

Chamber of Commerce Bogotá

The Export Promotion Council of Chemicals of India - Chemexcil, organized a BSM with the Embassy of India. 20 companies’ members of the Council had more than 160 meetings.

13

IT interaction India-Colombia

20 September 2018

Embassy’s premises

58 attendees participated for the first time, Indian and Colombian businessmen of the IT sector interacted to boost trade and cooperation between both countries.
In this event Fedesoft (software organization of Colombia) and the Export Promotion Council of Electronics of India – ESC signed an MoU for cooperation between both organizations.

21

INDEE

24-28 September 2018

Corferias

A delegation of 77 companies, members of EEPC (Engineering Export Promotion Council) joined at the International Fair of Bogota (FIB) in which more than 27 countries participated.
On September 25th, at the Indian pavilion the seminar India- Colombia a Business partnership for the future was held, were Indian companies located in Colombia spoke the commerce between India and Colombia, ANDI delegate spoke about the opportunities to increase trade on the metal-mechanic sector.

14

Big Data Congress launching

14 November 2018

Grand Hyatt Hotel
Bogotá

Breakfast lauching of Big Data 2019 Congress, in which India will be guest of Honor Country. They event counted with the participation of H.E. Ambassador Ravi Bangar, vice-minister of digital Economy, Mr. Jehudi Castro and Indian businessmen.

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ColombiaTex Medellin

22-24 January 2019

Pabellón Verde
Plaza Mayor, convention centre

More than 50 countries participated and it was attended by more than 20 thousand people. The ambassador visited the stands of the Indian business delegation. They attended around 50 Indian companies.

16

Make in India Armenia

15 February 2019

Hotel Mocawa Plaza

The Embassy organized Make in India event to show business and investment opportunities. Event was addressed to businessmen and representatives of trade organisations.

17

Launch of Women Economic Forum

19
February 2019

Embassy’s premises

This event is organized by the social enterprise she is and will take place in August 2019 in Cartagena, to improve the economic, social and personal conditions of women.

18

Make in India Barranquilla

21 February 2019

NH Hotel

The Embassy organized Make in India event to show business and investment opportunities. Event was addressed to businessmen and representatives of trade organisations.

19

India ANATO stand inauguration

27 February 2019

Bogotá

The ambassador inaugurated the Indian pavilion in the ANATO tourism showcase, in which Indian travel agencies participate with the sponsorship of the Indian Tourism Office in New York

20

Make in India Pereira

4 March 2019

ExpoFuturo Convention Centre

The Embassy organized Make in India event to show business and investment opportunities. Event was addressed to businessmen and representatives of trade organisations.

21

Conference on India in the New Global Economic Order - trajectory of the fastest growing large economy

15 April 2019

Bogotá

The ambassador highlighted the most important points of the Indian economy and how it has emerged in the midst of global economic difficulties. He stressed that India's response to the 2008 global financial crisis was both monetary and fiscal.

22

Las Dos Ruedas Fair

2 May 2019

Medellín

More than 25 thousand people who could get to know the participating Indian companies, such as Hero MotoCorp, TVS India, Bajaj and Royal Enfield

23

Make in India Bogotá

14 May 2019

Dan Carlton Hotel

The Embassy organized Make in India event to show business and investment opportunities. Event was addressed to businessmen and representatives of trade organisations.

24

“Synergies between India and Colombia in the pharmaceutical sector” Event

28 May 2019

Bogotá

The Embassy, in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce Bogota , organized an event to promote pharmaceutical imports from India to Colombia.

25

Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Event

19-20 June 2019

Corferias,

The Big Data World Meeting & Artificial Intelligence (EMBDATA) ,an event led by the Private Sector, in which attendees met and exchanged practical and successful experiences on the use of tools that allow companies from different sectors to analyse and learn from world-class experts in Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. India participated as a guest country of honour.

26

India participation in the 49th conference of the OAS

26-28 June 2019

Medellín

The Republic India participated as a permanent observant member

27

SRTEPC Roadshow Source India Medellín

26 June 2019

San Fernando Plaza Hotel Medellín

SRTEPC held a roadshow to present Source India event and the textile market of India. The Source India event will take place at Mumbai from 21 -23 August 2019

Details of activities for promoting tourism to India

S.No

Name of event

Date

Venue

Description

1

International Fair

25 August 2018

Military Academy,
Bogota

The Association of the Protector Ladies of the Soldiers organized a charity event to raise funds for wounded soldiers. The Embassy set up an Indian Tourism Promotion pavilion in the event.

2

International Day of Tourism

27 September 2018

Los Libertadores
University
Bogota

The National Police of Tourism organized an event to celebrate the International Day of Tourism. The Embassy participated in the event and provided tourism and culture related  information on India.

3

Exotic and wonderful India

18 October 2018

Embassy

The travel agency Viajes Diva India in collaboration with the India Tourism office in New York and the Embassy of India, Bogota, organized a presentation to promote tourism to India and networking session with  local travel agents.

4

Incredible India

28 February 2019

Embassy

India Tourism office in New York and the Embassy of India, Bogota, organized a presentation for local tour operators to promote tourism to India

5

Tour operators’ event

11 July 2019

Embassy

The travel agency Viajes Diva India in collaboration with the India Tourism office in New York and the Embassy of India, Bogota, organized a presentation to promote tourism to India and networking session with  local travel agents.

 

List of Cultural Events Organized from during 2018-2019

S.No.

Event

Venue

Date

1

1st diploma course at Piloto University

Piloto University

2.4.2018

2

Hindi classes

Embassy of India Bogotá

2.4.2018

3

Holi for Kids

Simón Bolívar park

15.4.2018

4

Tagore anniversary at Caro y Cuervo Institute

Caro y Cuervo Institute in Yerbabuena

7.5.2018

5

Launching of the ITEC scholarships

Embassy of India Bogotá

11.5.2018

6

Lecture professor Rajiv Saxena

Piloto University

4.5.2018

7

Kathak workshop

Embassy of India Bogotá

11.5.2018

8

Lecture of Mr. Ambassador on “India potencia del s.XX”

National University

9.5.2018

9

Gastronomic Festival by ACDAC

Cervantes school

3.6.2018

10

Celebration of IDY 2018

Parque Bicentenario, Bogotá

21.6.2018

11

Celebration of IDY 2018

22 cities between Colombia and Ecuador

3.6 – 8.7.2018

12

Delivery of the yoga course certificates

Piloto University

27.7.2018

13

Delivery of yoga certificates to the academies regarding the organization of IDY 2018

Embassy of India

30.7.2018

14

Participation of the Embassy during the Week of International Culture in Duitama

Duitama Boyacá

24.7.2018

15

Independence Day

Indian Residence

15.8.2018

16

Mr. Ambassador visited Vichada

Güerima, Vichada

23.8.2018

17

Visit of the students of Santa Ana Merici school to the Embassy

Embassy of India

3.8.2018

18

Participation of Mr. Ambassador during the National Educational Forum

Neiva

3-7.9. 2018

19

Participation of the Embassy during PopaYoga

Popayán, Colombia

16.9.2018

20

Celebration 150 anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Embassy of India Bogotá

2.10.2018

21

Hindi Day

Embassy of India Bogotá

2.10.2018

22

Books donation to the school Colegio Normal de Acacías

Embassy of India Bogotá

10.10.2018

23

Publications on India in Origen and Revista del Congreso magazines

Colombia

October 2018

24

Week of India

UNITEC

16-18.10.2018

25

Visit of the 25 professors that went to India on ITEC course

Embassy of India Bogotá

28.10.2018

26

Hindi classes

Embassy of India Bogotá

27.10.2018

27

India Day at the Police Academy

ESPOL

16.11.2018

28

Diwali

NH Hotel

11.11.2018

29

Books donation to Colegio Llano Grande school

Embassy of India

14.11.2018

30

Week of India

Neiva

19-23.11.2018

31

Indian Film Festival

Fusagasugá

21.11.2018

32

Guru Nanak’s anniversary

Pereira

23.11.2018

33

Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas and Hindi Day

Embassy of India

8 January 2019

34

Reception of the Republic Day

Hilton Hotel

28 January 2019

35

Launching of 60 years India-Colombia

Hilton Hotel

28 January 2019

36

Kumbh Mela 2019

India

15 Jan. – 4 Mar. 2019

37

Delivery of Yoga certificates, II course

Piloto University

4 February 2019

38

Talent Show

Embassy of India

9 February 2019

39

ITEC Day

Embassy of India

13 February 2019

40

Participation of the Embassy during the Cultural Week at Andrés Bello School

Andrés Bello School

13 February 2019

41

Indian movies during the celebration of the ESPOL anniversary

Escuela de Postgrados de Policía "Miguel Antonio Lleras Pizarro", ESPOL

15 February 2019

42

Conferences on Education and Development by Mr. Ambassador

Tolima University and Municipality

7-8 March 2019

43

ICCR participated in the Manusdea event with the dancer Veena Chikkanahalli Seshadri

Jorge Tadeo Lozano University

8-14 March 2019

44

Festival of India in Colombia with the dancer Anwesha Das

Cali and Ibagué

27 and 29 March 2019

List of Cultural Events Organized during 2019-2020  (upto August)

S.No.

Event

Venue

Date

1

Indian Film Festival

Quibdó

22-26.4.2019

2

Festival of India in Colombia with Vani Madhav and group

Bogotá and Barranquilla

6-7 May 2019

3

Conference on Mahatma Gandhi and launching of the stamp 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi

Piloto University

6 May 2019

4

Launching Ganges documental

CineColombia theatre – Av. Chile mall

4 June 2019

5

Week of India

Chía

11-19 May 2019

6

Delivery of Hindi certificates

Embassy of India Bogotá

13 May 2019

7

Colloquium on Mahatma Gandhi

Sergio Arboleda University

22 May 2019

8

Week of India

Universidad Industrial de Santander

14 June 2019

9

Planting trees regarding Environment Worl Day

Caro & Cuervo Institute

5 June 2019

10

Celebration International Day of Yoga 2019

Barranquilla

23 June 2019

11

Celebration International Day of Yoga 2019

Bogotá – Bicentenario Park

21 June 2019

12

Celebration International Day of Yoga 2019

Bogotá – IDRD

24 June 2019

13

Celebration International Day of Yoga 2019

Cali

29 June 2019

14

Celebration International Day of Yoga 2019

Cartagena

22 June 2019

15

Celebration International Day of Yoga 2019

Ibagué

15 June 2019

16

Celebration International Day of Yoga 2019

Medellín

16 June 2019

17

Celebration International Day of Yoga 2019

Neiva

21 June 2019

18

Celebration International Day of Yoga 2019

Popayán

22 June 2019

19

Celebration International Day of Yoga 2019

Tunja

22 June 2019

20

Celebration International Day of Yoga 2019

Villa de Leyva

23 June 2019

21

Celebration International Day of Yoga 2019

Yopal

22 June 2019

22

Gastronomic Festival

Ibagué

22 June 2019

23

Mughal Art Conference –
Los Andes University

Embassy of India

8 July 2019

Bilateral Relations