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ACMA India delegation visited Hungary 2019.

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“A delegation of Automotive Component Manufacturer’s Association (ACMA) visited Hungary on 5th February 2019. During their stay they had a meeting with H.E. Ambassador Kumar Tuhin at the Embassy of India. Then the delegation visited the Hungarian Parliament and had a meeting with Mr. Péter Cseresnyés, President of the Hungarian-Indian Parliamentary Friendship Group, followed by a guided tour in the building. Thereafter, they had a B2B Meeting organized at the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency. On this occasion the delegation also signed a Letter of Intent with the Hungarian Automotive Component Manufacturers Association.” (Embassy News)

A “Networking Seminar” took place at the Budapest’s Marriott Hotel organized by the India Embassy ended the day with the presence of H.E. Ambassador Kumar Tuhin –  Embassy of India, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Ministry for Innovation and Technology – Péter Cseresnyés, Dénes Szabó -Major of Nagykanizsa and a body of 10 professional leaders from Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA). The auto component leaders of tomorrow said the automotive market is witnessing rapid technological transformation, therefore to fulfill further required needs,  their visit is looking for technological whereabouts, where both countries can implement. At the meeting was present the major of Nagykanizsa, who talked about the possibilities and the intellectual capacities of the region.  It was also said by president of ACMA Mr.Ram Venkataramami their study visit to Hungary is mainly collecting market data and the whereabouts in the territory of Hungary to assess the possibilities to establish a base for ACMA here in Central Europe where in the future production of the required components are feasible. Also added that in Hungary, Poland and Slovakia gaining overall information will be forward to the 633 members to the association and they will evaluate and decide on the future. It was also said to keep in mind that in a little over a decade or two from now digital technologies will make up hold the value of an automobile. Mechanical complements will give way to electrical, electronic and digital systems presenting new opportunities to both incumbents firms and new entrants. The consumer will ultimately benefit with a range of choices hitherto unseen in the industry…Exciting times are ahead.

Beside visiting Hungary, the group had visited in the same theme Poland and will head from Hungary to Slovakia to assess the opportunities.

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ITEC Scholars Day – Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation @ Budapest

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ITEC Day – Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation – Budapest – 2018.

The ITEC Day was celebrated organized by the India Embassy, at the Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural Center Auditorium in December, 14. 2018. by the newly appointed Ambassador of India to Hungary – H.E. Kumar Tuhin, who has had replaced H.E. Rahul Chhabra – Ambassador of India to Hungary after his term of office has expired.

H.E. Kumar Tuhin open the floor by welcoming over 70 individuals, including Dr.Sándor Sipas, Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade and members of press, members from Indian community, ITEC alumni attended persons and briefly talk about the ITEC itself Q.: „The Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Program was instituted by a decision of the Indian Cabinet on September, 15. 1964 as a bilateral program of assistance of the Government of India.” Continued: Q.: „The importance is placed on relations with Hungary and the enormous potential that both countries hold for each other. Our bilateral trade is growing very fast. Working towards positive economic impact. The Government of India delivering technical assistance, technology and in many other fields. ITEC offers unique training courses, both civilian and defence, in different centers in India. There are short-term, medium-term and long-term courses every year in a wide and diverse range of skills and disciplines. The useful knowledge and experience gained in India is value, and that undoubtedly bring to their organization national development and experience to their employer by sharing the gain technologies.”

This year 30 individuals from 18 countries arrived in the framework of ITEC scholarship to India and from India 45 persons arrived to Hungary. This year still 3 students left out of ten in participating the ITEC scholars, leaving soon for their courses to India. Within ITEC programs, India shares its experience and expertise together in various fields over 160 developing countries, such as: Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Central and Eastern Europe, and the Pacific Island States.”

Overall, the three ladies stepped on stage and shared their experiences gain during their ITEC participations. Melinda Irtl Földiné – Yoga teacher attended in 2016 at a ’Special Training Program for Yoga Trainers. She came along with her student Ágnes Demeter who attended in 2018 a Yoga Cyclic Meditation course. As she described the course, in her class were 55 persons from 16 countries. She also underlined that within the number of participants from all religion and colors from around the world were present. There were no problem of differences in faith, nor color they all behaved as a one big family, nothing stopped them from being just-as-one!  Thereafter, Edina Barna – author and digital artist shared her experiences who participated in 2014 at a web designing course. Participated on a 10 weeks web design course with 100 people from the four corners of the world. There were participants from countries that she has never heard before. Appearing as a “full stop” on the world map, and with to-day’s tech she keeps with many the daily contact. She expressed in her name that most probably the participants had a pleasant stay in India within the wonderfully organized course and sightseeing days and well took care of them.

In between the presentations, traditional dance  performance written in the 16th century  took the stage by Sonali Roy – Kathak Dancer and Table artist’s music entertained the audience. There were stunning classical raga fusion show by  Pandit Rajesh Gangani played on Tabla and Zoltán Lantos, performed on Violin. The event was closed with a reception in serving traditional India Food.

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Navratri Festival – Fono House of Music – Budapest

Confluence of Cultures in Hungary – organised by BSH

The Navratri Festival taking place between October,  14 – 19. 2018.

Fonó  – Buda House of Music –   District, XI., 3. Sztregova Street – Budapest.

Participation is welcomed to Navaratri, Golu and Durga Punja Celebration. Join the evening at Raas Garba Night in your vibrant and colorful outfits.  .Entry is free of charge.

Especially the Kathak Dance performance choreographed by Ms Sonali Roy on October, 16. 2018 at 8.10 p.m.

Culture programs October, 15 – 18. from 8.30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

See the full program with dates and timing: SingleSlide 

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A Gate to Incredible India in Hungary

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The Ambassador H.E. Mr Rahul Chhabra – Embassy of India to Hungary organized and invited several Ambassadors and representatives from embassies to Hungary to join Somogyvámos where H.E and. Mrs Kavita Chhabra payed a far well visit at the Krishna Valley‘s residence as the Ambassador’s mandate end in Hungary by the end of October.

Krishna Valley is Europe’s largest organics farms, established in 1993. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) known for the Hare Krishna movement … (ISKCON was founded in 1966 in New York City). The plantation has been observed as statue in the U.N. Climate Change Convention. The Krishna Valley is prime tourist destination in Central Europe.

Once upon a time the venue was an empty hedge, with some high-rise trees and the surrounding lands were previously inhabited. In the beginning there were 130 hectare of land offered. Krishna Valley its 25 years has developed a lot in recent times. To-day the venue lay on 700 hectare, mainly with parks, residents, social buildings,  and agricultural lands.

Arriving to the scene, at the entrance two huge Indian elephant statues welcome the visitors and the hosts invited to taste the milky sweet cakes made by the locals from milk. We entered the gate and taken on the venues on ox carts. Seen and visited some places … on the territory have 2 kindergarten, 2 elementary school … with boys and girls in separate classes … 2 pubs, 2 colleges … program with science, library, dairy-farm, restautant, church building, organic gardens and holy places. Visited the dairy farm carried by ox carts and also veggies and fruit plantation. Also went to the  Gurukul (school), where kindergarten and elementary schools children specially prepared program for us as they have their daily worship. Were invited to their local restaurant for an Ayurveda picnic lunch. According to India’s ancient nutrition requirements, the dishes had six kinds of taste (sour, bitter, sweet, salty, pungent, acrid).

Short  presentation was held to the visitors: where was told their purpose of educating, main philosophy in training their people Vedic culture and Values. At the Krishna Valley there are three individual activities: religion, tourism and organic farming, and in the past few years the number of guests visiting the base approximately  thirty thousand  has been increasing year-by-year. Krishna Valley actually is not an ordinary out-door folk exhibition village, the visitors may have a glimpse into the local residents daily life, children’s morning activities, and visit the temple and enjoy their local prepared meals. The architectural style has a print on in-and-outside richly decorated with Indian motifs, pillars, colorful dioramas and paintings. During their 25 years had 40 thousand planted trees by them. The locals are handling organic farming, cow protection and selling at their shop the locally prepared goods, jams, organic drinks, organics teas and soaps and many more handy items. Living inside the  village are 150 members and monks with Radha-Syamasundara in the center, and outside in the town area are other 200  believers reflect on religious faith.  Rolling along the organic botanic garden, having a view of the Indian style pavilions, the Yamuna pond (named after the Jamuna River which is the longest and the second largest tributary of the Ganges (Ganga) in northern India. Actually, the pond grew by the years from the rain in the valley area and the sight surely fulfilled the visitors with the beautiful sight of mother nature. Henna painter ladies invited those who wish to leave with henna prints to join after lunch at restaurant.

It was obvious to see that all those who came and attended the event enjoyed their stay as they were on the island of tranquility.

Last but not least anyone interested in the India traditional culture are more than welcome. Visitors arrive through the reception stand, view the attractions on an ox carts , the church,  they can have guided tours of the unique Indian-style sanctuary, unique in the world. The first turn starts at 11 a.m. and the last starts at 5 p.m.

Videos on YT: Part1 at the Krishna Valley – ​Somogyvámos – Hungary, Part2 Traditional dance at the Krishna Valley – Hungary, Part3 Traditional dance at the Krishna Valley – Hungary

 

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Official Opening – 5th Indian Film Festival – Puskin Cinema


A week at the Puskin Cinema to lose time with enjoying Indian Films.

The event was open by H.E. Rahul Chhabra – Ambassador of India to Hungary along with the
Curator Indian Film Festivals Worldwide – Captain Rahul Bali – Indian Film Festival Hungary and other VIP representatives.

Captain Rahul Bali took on a difficult task because he wanted to compile a film selection that faithfully reflects the typical atmosphere of Indian films and best describes a wide range of human emotions and virtues, such as love, attachment, loyalty. The film festival gives you the opportunity to experience these feelings on real movie screen with Indian songs, dances and music. Man watching Indian movies experiences the most subtle and striking feelings; Perhaps this also explains why India is so popular all over the world.
Jab Harry Met Sejal – 2017 – 144 minutes full of entertainment, screened around prominent capitals.

Last night officially screened Jab Harry Met Sejal (English: When Harry Met Sejal).

An Indian romantic comedy film written and directed by Imtiaz Ali. It features Anushka Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan in the lead roles. Pre-production of the film begun in April 2015 and principal photography commenced in August 2016 in Prague, Amsterdam, Vienna, Lisbon and Budapest.

Directed by Imtiaz Ali, Produced by Gauri Khan
Starring Anushka Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan
Production company – Red Chillies Entertainment
The films are in Hindi language with Hungarian subtitle.

Updates of screenings: http://puskinmozi.hu/programok/indiai-filmhet-2018

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Kaláka Concert ends Jubilee Year to János Arany

The concept of “Arany 200” was already within the jubilee anniversary event.  Now reaching the year-end  was invited Kaláka’s group friends, bands, poets, actors, singers, dancers and artists who have contributed significantly to Arany János, year success.

During the evening on stage: Kriszta Kováts, Gabriel Farkas, Edina Mókus Szirtes, Fool Moon, László Keönch, János Fekete Jammal, Nana Vortex, Hungarian FolkEmbassy, Péter Huzella, János Csík, Mihály Dresch, Anna Szabó, Lackfi János, Ildikó Bacsa, Géza D. Hegedűs, Márk Norbert Tóth, Kálmán Balogh, Marcell Jankovics, Ferenc Cakó and Hungarian National Dance Ensemble.

Since the formation of the Kaláka group from 1969 have transpose into music many poems.

The “Arany 200” grand gala evening will be held on March, 2. 2018, at the Pesti Vigadó – Budapest.

The Kaláka group‘s Arany János Concert Program for 200 performed in Oslo and Copenhagen, and in autumn they also performed in Tokyo, Seoul, Australia, America, Germany and India. They played in the diaspora Hungarians at local festivals and Hungarian students at the outside universities. Anna Szabó, who was in India with them, gave a lectured in English about the poet and the poems written by the Kaláka group and participated in the Hindi-language in New Delhi.

The concert will be held in Hungarian language.

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The 5th Madách International Theater Meeting (MITEM)

National Theater

April, 10–29 2018.

14 countries, 26 shows on 3 stages

District, IX. 1 Bajor Gizi Park – Budapest

„I was born to share love, not hate”

Quotation from Edit Kulcsár – festival organiser: “We chose this sentence of Sophocles as the motto for the 2018 MITEM as we believe it to best encompass what the international theater festival of the National Theater will be about this coming spring.”

Participating countries: Belgium, Estonia, Croatia, India, Lebanon, Hungary, Germany, Italy, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Tunisia, Ukraine.

Švejk: The return – 7 p.m. April, 10. 2018. and 6 p.m. April, 11. 2018.
Director: Valerij Fokin. Based on the play of Tatyana Rakhmanova
Alexandrinsky Theater – Saintpetersburg Russia
2Hs without break – Main Stage

Georg Büchner: Woyzeck – 8 p.m. April, 11. 2018. and 7 p.m. April, 12. 2018.
Director: Attila Vidnyánszky Jr.
National Theater Budapest Hungary
without break – Gobbi Hilda Stage.

William Shakespeare: III. RICHARD – National Theater Budapest Hungary – 5 p.m. April, 13. 2018. and 3 p.m. April, 14. 2018.
(at the MITEM: Performed in Hungarian, with English subtitles)
3Hs with 1 break – Gobbi Hilda Stage.

Sophokles: OEDIPUS REX 16 – 8 p.m. April, 13. 2018.
Director: Rimas Tuminas
Vahtangov State Theater, Moscow, Russia
Performed in Russian and Greek with Hungarian and English subtitles.
1′ 40″ without break – Main Stage.

Bertolt Brecht: THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE 16 – 7 p.m. April, 14. 2018. and 7 p.m. April, 15. 2018. – Director: Michael Thalheimer
Berliner Enseble, Berlin, Germany
Performed in German with Hungarian and English subtitles.
1′ 50″, without break – Main Stage

THE CHERRY ORCHARD – 9 p.m. April, 14. 2018.
Director: Yaroslav Fedoryshyn
Outdoor performance – FREE ENTRY
Voskresinnia Theater, Lvov, Ukraine
Open space performance, Nathional Theater, in the front of the “Ship”
1H without break – Theater’s garden

Günter Grass: THE TIN DRUM 14 – 8 p.m. April, 16. 2018. – Director: Oliver Reese
Berliner Ensemble, Berlin, Germany
Performed in German, with Hungarian and English subtitles.
1′ 50″ without break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

Alice – Upon the book of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll – 8 p.m. April, 17. 2018. – Director: László Bocsárdi
Tamási Áron Theater and SZempöl Offchestra’ co-operation, Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania
Performed in Hungarian with English subtitles.
1′ 45″without break – Main Stage

Mudar Alhaggi: YOUR LOVE IS FIRE – 4 p.m. April, 18. 2018. – Director: Rafat Alzakout
Theater un der Ruhr – Collective Ma’louba, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
Performed in Arabic with Hungarian and English subtitles. 1′ 30″ without break – Kaszás Attila Stage

William Boyd: LONGING – Director: Elmo Nüganen – 7 p.m. April, 18. 2018.
City Theater, Tallinn, Estonia  Performed in Estonian, with Hungarian and English subtitles. 3′ 5″ with 1 break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

BODY REVOLUTION / WAITING – 5 p.m. April, 19. 2018. – Toneelhuis, Antwerpen, Belgium. Performed in Dutch, French, English, Arabic, with Hungarian and English subtitles – 1H without break – Kaszás Attila Stage

Alexander Ostrovsky: THE STORM – 7 p.m. April, 19. 2018. – Director: Andrey Moguchy
Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater (BDT), Saintpetersburg, Russia – Performed in Russian with Hungarian and English subtitles. – 2′ 15″ with 1 break – Main Stage

Roberto Ciulli – Matthias Flake: CLOWNS 2 ½ – Clowns in Storm 12 – 9 p.m. April, 20. 2018
Director: Roberto Ciulli. Theater an der Ruhr, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
Performed in German with Hungarian and English subtitles. 3′ 10″ with 1 break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

MAY HE RISE AND SMELL THE FRAGRANCE  – 5 p.m. April, 21. 2018. – Director: Ali Chahrour – Ali Chahrour Társulata, Bejrút, Libanon. In Arabic with Hungarian and English subtitles. 1H without break – Kaszás Attila Stage

TSESHO – WHAT’S THAT? Puppet cabaret – 8 p.m. April, 21. 2018. – Director: Troitskyi Vlad – CCA “Dakh” & Teatr-Pralnia/Laundry Theater, Kiev, Ukrajna. Performed in Ukrainian and English with Hungarian subtitles. 1H without break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

József Katona: Ban Bánk – 3 p.m. April, 20. 2018. – Director: Attila Vidnyánszky. National Theater – Budapest- Hungary. 2′ 20″ without break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

PINOCCHIIO  – Director: Antonio Latella – 7 p.m. April, 22. 2018.- Carlo Collodě’s novel by Antonio Latella, Federico Bellini, Linda Dalisi – Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa, Italy – In Italian with the Hungarian and English subtitles. 2′ 50″ with 1 break – Main Stage

Jalila Baccar – Fadhel Jaïbi: VIOLENCE(S) – 7 p.m. April, 23. 2018. – Director: Fadhel Jaïbi
Tunesian National Theater, Tunis, Tunesia – Performed in Arabic with Hungarian and English subtitles. 1′ 50″ without break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

Pierre Beaumarchais: The Marriage of Figaro – 7 p.m. April, 24. 2018. -Director: Sardar Tagirovsky – National Theater Budapest Hungary with 2 breaks – Main Stage

LOVE SONGS BEYOND SPACE AND TIME – BY BAULS OF BENGAL – 6 p.m. April, 25. 2018. – Director: Parvathy Baul – The Group of Parvathy Baul – India – 2Hs without break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

Matei Vișniec: MIGRAAANTS – Or There’s Too Many People on this Damn Boat – 4 p.m. April, 26. 2018. – Director: Zalán Zakariás – Tomcsa Sándor Theater – Odorheiu Secuiesc Romania – Performed in Hungarian with English subtitles. 1′ 50″ without break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

August Kitzberg: THE WHEREWOLF – 7 p.m. April, 26. 2018. -Director: Sergey Potapov
R.A.A.A.M. Theater – Tallinn – Estonia – Performed in Estonian with simultaneous interpretation in Hungarian and English. – 2′ 25″ with 1 break – Main Stage

Compania Sincara (after Cervantes): DON Q – Fragments of a Knight’s Tale – 5 p.m. April, 27. 2018. – Director: Rico Dietzmeyer / Compania Sincara – Compania Sincara Cammerspiele Leipzig Germany – Performed in German with Hungarian and English subtitles. – 1′ 10″, without break – Kaszás Attila Stage

Danilo Kiš: A TOMB FOR BORIS DAVIDOVICH – 8 p.m. April, 27. 2018. – Director: Aleksandar Popovski – Novi Sad Theater Novi Sad Serbia – Performed in Hungarian with English subtitles.
1H 30″ without break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

Homer: THE ILIAD  – 7 p.m. April, 28. 2018. – Director: Jernej Lorenci – Slovenian National Theater (SNT) Drama Ljubljana, Ljubljana City Theater, Cultural and Congress Centre, Ljubjana, Slovenia – Performed in Slovenian with Hungarian and English subtitles. – 3Hs with 1 break – Main Stage

Anton. P. Chekhov: IVANOV – 6 p.m. April, 29. 2018. – Director: Eimuntas Nekrošius
Croatiian National Theater Zagreb – Performed in Croatian with Hungarian and English subtitles – 3′ 30″ with 1 break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

Tickets: jegy@nemzetiszinhaz.hu

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