H.E. Harsh Vardhan Shringla – the magnanimous man set out to make a difference!

H.E. Harsh Vardhan Shringla – the magnanimous man set out to make a difference!

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Highlights of Activities of the Embassy under Ambassador Harsh Vardhan Shringla 2014-15

Efficient and Effective Service Delivery and Public Friendly Interface

  • Daily Open House for all Consular and Visa Issues – Since March 2015
  • 24-Hour Response on Emergencies
  • Community Welfare Representatives in Pattaya, Phuket, Krabi and Ko Samui
  • Suggestion Box at the Embassy Premises
  • Online Registration of Indian Nationals
  • Deployment of an Embassy Official at Suvarnabhumi Airport
  • Safety and Security of Indian Tourists – Jet Ski Scams (Pattaya)
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Promotion of Extensive People to People Contacts

  • ‘Festival of India in Thailand’ –– Reflection of Shared Cultural Heritage – (2014) and Strong Contemporary Ties (2015)
  • Successful Organisation of the First International Day of Yoga
  • World Sanskrit Conference 2015 and Regional Hindi Conference 2014
  • Mahatma Gandhi and His Majesty the King Exhibitions
  • Patron of the Indian Social Club of Thailand, an Umbrella Organisation of Indian Associations
  • Students Exchange Programme and Scholarships to Thai Students to Study in India

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Effective Use of Social Media to Connect People of the Two Countries

  • Facebook page of the Embassy (Followers increased exponentially from 1500 in Jan 2014 to around 18,500 in Dec 2015) as well as Personal Page of Ambassador Harsh Vardhan Shringla – Real Time Updates
  • Twitter Account: India in Thailand
  • Informative Website of the Embassy
  • Launch of Mobile Application on Common Yoga Protocol
  • Regular Sharing of Information with Indian Associations through Email

Launch of Mobile App on Common Yoga Protocol

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Sustained Political Engagement

  • Visit of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to India – Feb & July 2014
  • Visit of Hon’ble External Affairs Minister to Thailand – June 2015
  • Visits from India – Minister of State (I/C) for Commerce & Industry; Minister of Women & Child Development; Minister of State for Home Affairs; National Security Advisor
  • Visits from Thailand – Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Foreign Affairs; Minister of Commerce; Minister of Tourism and Sports

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Comprehensive Bilateral Economic and Commercial Partnership

  • Launch and Promotion of ‘Make in India’ Campaign in Thailand
  • Buyer-Seller Meet/Business Interaction/Trade Promotion Events
  • Formation of Indian Business Leaders Forum in Thailand

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