Seminars & Lectures

ARSP has always been in the fore front to highlight issues of concern to the PIOs by organsing several National/International seminars, lectures, symposium on subjects relating to PIOs in Fiji, Guyana, Myanmar, Nepal, Suriname, Sri Lanka etc.

17th December 2019 Antar Rashtriya Sahayog Parishad organized a workshop on ‘India-Africa Relations’ on 17th December, 2019 at Pravasi Bhawan. The panelists included H.E Chris Sunday Eze, Ambassador of Nigeria, and Mr. Eddison M. Agbenyegah, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Ghana, scholars, experts and former diplomats. Several important members from ARSP attended and participated in the discussion. The workshop was chaired by Amb. Virendra Gupta.
23rd March 2019 Seminar on "Importance of Indian Diaspora in Foreign Policy of India" at IMS Noida
28th January Round Table on the "Role of Diaspora in India United States Relations" by the Diaspora Research and Resource Centre (DRRC) of ARSP in collaboration with the American Chapter of the Centre of International Studies of the Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi
17th November 2018 Seminar on "The Role of Indian Diaspora in strengthening India-United States Relationship" by ARSP and The Center for International Relations at Pravasi Bhawan, New Delhi
4th October Seminar on the occasion of Birth Centenary of Dr.Cheddi Jagan. A panel discussion on ‘Dr.Cheddi Jagan: his Life and Vision’ at Malaviya Smriti Bhawan, New Delhi
28th July Roundtable on "Recent Political Developments in Nepal in the context of the Evolving India-Nepal Relationship" at Pravasi Bhawan, New Delhi
7th July A one day workshop on Indian Diaspora, held for the first time at the prestigious MOCA venue in Reunion Island by ARSP in collaboration with the Consulate General of India and Local authorities
22nd April A special lecture by HH the Dalai Lama on the "Role of Culture & Ethics in promoting Global Peace & Harmony" by ARSP in collaboration with Nehru Memorial Museum & Library, New Delhi
18-19 December 2017 Seminar on "Engaging an Expansionist China: Options for India" by ARSP with Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML), New Delhi
20th November Panel discussion on the Rohingya issue at Pravasi Bhawan, New Delhi
17th August A panel discussion on "Doklam Standoff in the broader context of Indo-China Relations" at Pravasi Bhawan, New Delhi
5th August A discussion on "Students in Strengthening Indo-Nepal Relations" by ARSP in association with Pryagik Vidyarthi Parishad Nepal at Pravasi Bhawan, New Delhi
11-12 April Seminar on "Indo-Nepal Relations : Defence & Security " at Forest Research Institute, Dehradun
3-5 March Seminar on "Indo-Nepal Relations-Economic Development & Co-operation by ARSP & Neeti Anusandhan Pratisthan, at Birganj, Nepal
6-7 February First Seminar on Nepal in the series was organised jointly by ARSP and NeNap in association with ICCR, on "Indo Nepal Relations, Socio-Cultural & Civilisational Linkages”, at Azad Bhawan, New Delhi
3rd December 2016 Seminar on "Indo Fiji Relations" at Pravasi Bhawan, New Delhi
8th September Lecture on "Economic Implications of PM Modi's Foreign Policy" by ARSP & Bhartiya Vitta Salahakar Samiti, at Malviya Smriti Bhawan, New Delhi
15th July An interactive programme with Nepalese Parliamentary delegation by ARSP & South Asian University at F.S.I. Hall, Akbhar Bhawan, New Delhi
8th July An interactive programme for the Nepalese delegation at Parliament House Annexe, New Delhi at which External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj was the Chief Speaker; Members of Parliament and CM of Uttarakhand were present
26th-27th March A two day seminar on "Indo-Nepal Relations-Changing Context, Emerging Situations' in Madhyanchal, by ARSP and Policy Foundation & Niti Anusandhan Parishad, Nepal at Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. At the valedictory session Union Home Minister Hon'ble Shri Rajnath Singh was present
26th December 2015 Lecture by Amb. Ashok Sajjanhar on India's Act East Policy and also connecting India Japan Relations, New Delhi
2nd August 2014 Lecture on "Sino Indian Relations in global perspective" by Mao Keji and Zhongling, Research Fellows in Yunnan State Academy of Social Sciences (YASS), at New Delhi
24th July Lecture on "India Sri Lanka Relationship" by Prof Suryanarayan, New Delhi
12th July Lecture on "Current situation in Iraq Implications for India" by Amb R. Dayakar, New Delhi
17th December 2013 Lecture on "Emerging Situation in Nepal Post Elections 2013" by Dr. S.D. Muni, New Delhi
23rd November Lecture by Shri Balbir Punj, MP and Ambassador Rajiv Sikri on "Challenges & Strategy: Rethinking Indian Foreign Policy" by ARSP & Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation, New Delhi
8th October Lecture by Shri Gauri Shanker Gupta, High Commissioner of India to Trinidad & Tobago on "Science & Spirituality and Indian Diaspora Abroad", New Delhi
28th September Lecture by Prof. Dr.Shashi Bala on "Eastern Culture & India", New Delhi
23rd February Lecture by Amb. R.Dayakar, former envoy in Iraq & an authority on middle-east on "Arab Spring-Implications for India", New Delhi
6th December 2012 Lecture by Dr. Ved P.Nanda, Pro-Vice Chancellor and an eminent professor of Law, University of Denver USA on "Indo-American Relations Post-President Obama's re-election as US President" at Pravasi Bhawan, New Delhi
24th August Lecture by Dr. Jagdish Shettigar, the well known Economist Professor and Advisor to BIMTECH on "Global Economic Scenario"at Pravasi Bhawan, New Delhi
6th July Lecture by Amb. O.P.Gupta on "Islam in Europe" at Pravasi Bhawan, New Delhi
27th April Lecture by Amb.R.K.Rai, Former Secretary Ministry of External Affairs, on "South East Asia & India" at Pravasi Bhawan, New Delhi
11th January Seminar on "Dual Citizenship & Voting Rights to NRIs " , Pravasi Bhawan, New Delhi
20th February 2010 Seminar on "Strengthening the Diaspora Connection" at Pravasi Bhawan, New Delhi
12th May 2007 Symposium on "Present Situation in Fiji" at Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, New Delhi, at which Shri Mahendra Choudhry, Minister for Finance , Sugar Reforms & National Planning of Government of Fiji was the main speaker
20-21 April Seminar on “India-Nepal Relations: Looking at the Future” jointly with Indian Council for World Affairs, New Delhi. Shri M.K.Rasgotra former Foreign Secretary was present in the seminar
3rd February Seminar on “Quest for Peace in Sri Lanka" by Shri Jaswant Singh Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Shri K.N.Dauglas Devananda, Minister for Social Welfare, Govt. of Srilanka
20th January Seminar on "Democracy on Trial in Fiji" at India International Centre, New Delhi
10th September 2005 Seminar on "Reconciliation, Tolerance & Unity Bill" organised jointly with Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, New Delhi. Shri Mahendra Choudhary, former Prime Minister of Fiji was the main speaker
October 2003 As a part of the Silver Jubilee celebrations of ARSP on 18th October a seminar was organized on "India and the PIOs Structure of Interaction" which was initiated by Shri Yashwant Sinha, Minister for External Affairs
21st November 2002 Seminar on "Indo Myanmar Relations-Past, Present & Future " was inaugurated by Shri Digvijay Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs and presided over by former Prime Minister Shri I.K.Gujral, New Delhi
21st June Seminar on “Constitutional Monarchy & Democracy in Nepal”on the eve of the visit of Nepal King H.M.Gyananendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev. Seminar was presided by Shri M.K.Rasgotra, former Foreign Secretary
15th March Seminar on “Quest for Peace in Sri Lanka” , New Delhi. Shri Omar Abdullah, Minister of State for External Affairs inaugurated the Seminar
1994 International Seminar on "Dual Citizenship for Overseas Indians ." The prominent persons who participated in the seminar were Dr. Sarojini Mahishi; Dr. V.P.Nanda from USA; Shri Ram Lakhina, Chairman GOPIO; Shri Y.P.Reddy, President Girmit Council Fiji; Shri Ravi Maharaj from Trinidad & Tobago and Shri Dhandeo Bauhadoor from Mauritius
February 1991 Symposium on “the present situation in Nepal” by the Bihar unit of ARSP, at Patna
21st July 1990 Seminar on “Recent Situation in Fiji”, inaugurated by the Minister of State for External Affairs, Sri Hari Kishore Singh
14th July 1989 Seminar on " Indo Nepal Relations-Past Present & Future ", inaugurated by Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Member of Parliament and former Foreign Ministe. Shri Govind Narayan,Former Advisor to Late King Tribhuvan of Nepal presided at India International Centre, New Delhi
30th November 1988 Seminar on Fiji organised by Patna unit of ARSP; inaugurated by Shri Govind Narayan Singh, Governor of Bihar
8th November Seminar on "Crisis in Burma", New Delhi
20th August Seminar on Trade & Cultural opportunities with Guyana by Calcutta unit of ARSP at the Bengal Club; High Commissioner of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana present
23rd April 1988 Seminar on 'Indo Guyana Relations' inaugurated by Dr. L.M.Singhvi
1987 Seminar on "The Crisis in Fiji and India's Role” after the first military coup in Fiji by Gen.Rabuka, New Delhi
1986 A symposium on “Indo-Nepal Economic Relations” was organized by the Calcutta branch of ARSP on 18th January 1986. It was inaugurated by Shri Ashok Sen, Minister for Law & Justice, Government of India
11th October 1984 Seminar on “People of Indian Origin Abroad-Problems & Prospects” was organized in the Parliament House Annexe on 11th October was inaugurated by the then speaker of Lok Sabha Shri Balram Jakhar
1st November 1982 Seminar on "Our Relations with Indians Abroad" , New Delhi