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‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ Activities organised by the Embassy

December 2021

1. To mark Constitution day of India, the Embassy partnered with ABS-CBN News and produced a conceptualized segment  to share information about India’s Constitution. TV Patrol’s segment called “Alam N’yo Ba?” (“Did You Know?”) shared interesting facts about India’s Constitution and Indian Culture. Dr. Joefe Santarita, former dean of the University of the Philippines - Asian Center was interviewed by a local TV channel.  Ambassador was interviewed by GMA Network on Indian constitution and democracy.

Full Video:

Ambassador Interview

Dr. Joefe Santarita’s interview

TV Patrol’s Alam N’yo Ba Segment

November 2021

1. The Embassy organised an Online Lecture Series on Ayurveda led by Indian and Filipino Ayurvedic practitioners and experts to make Ayurveda more accessible to the Filipinos. The topics of the lectures focused on the benefits of 'Ayurveda for Nutrition', the theme of the 6th Ayurveda Day.

Full Video:

Day 1: https://youtu.be/OMBWUT64X0g

Day 2: https://youtu.be/Ixk90ijhNXU

Day 3: https://youtu.be/crfJXd-bhCs

Day 4: https://youtu.be/0psHrtR5Kf0

2.In celebration of Diwali, the Indian Community in the Philippines illuminated different City Halls of Metro Manila with 75 traditional diyas.

Glimpses of the celebration of DiwaLiwanag 2021. Diyas were lit in city halls of Metro Manila in the spirit of Diwali and Amrit Mahotsav.

October 2021

1. Grand Opening of Likha Bazaar

The Embassy supported Indian Women in Enterprise (I-WE)'s Likha Bazaar which aims to celebrate and promote Indian and Filipino traditional handicrafts, arts, apparel and textiles. The bazaar was launched on the occasion Gandhi Jayanti emphasizing Gandhi's support for locals.

2. KATUTUBO KALA Art Workshop

An initiative by Bharati Manila supported by the Embassy, the program includes a panel discussion on "the Mahatma, the Native Art, and the India-Philippine Connect" and an art workshop for Indian native art forms.

September 2021

1. Teachers Day

Filipino students pay tribute to the role Indian teachers have played in their lives. Indian students in the Philippines pay tribute to social reformers/freedom fighters of India who were teachers by profession.

Indian Diaspora in the Philippines celebrates Hindi Day and Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav through their beautiful rendition of Hindi patriotic songs.


ITEC alumni shared their experiences being part of the ITEC programme and how it helped them with their respective careers. More than that, the ITEC alumni had also emphasized their experiences learning about Indian culture for the duration of their stay in India.


August 2021

1. Flag Hoisting Ceremony at the Embassy
The Embassy celebrated 75th Independence Day in the  Embassy with officers and staff. On the occasion, Ambassador  read Honorable President's address to the nation and addressed the gathering.

Glimpses of the celebration: https://www.facebook.com/IndiaInPhilippines/posts/2388586571272256

2. Indian Tricolour Illumination at Prominent landmarks in the Philippines
On the eve of India's 75th Independence Day, the Rizal Monument in Luneta Park, Manila and SM Mall of Asia Globe, Manila were lit with the colors of the Indian flag.

Glimpses: https://www.facebook.com/IndiaInPhilippines/posts/2388641877933392

3. Celebrating the Spirit of Independence: A Tale of Freedom Fighters
75 participants from the Philippines paid their tribute to the stalwarts of India's freedom struggle in this video production initiative by Indian Cultural Association of the Philippines - ICAP.

Full Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE9daEhuVGM

4. Launch of 'SARAP India' - The First Indian E-cookbook in Filipino
Ambassador addressed the virtual launch of the e-cookbook initiative by Indian Women in Enterprise (I-WE) and Bharati Manila.
Full video: https://www.facebook.com/iwephilippines/videos/1008190149976611

July 2021

1. Sarap India: A Taste of Togetherness — A Virtual Food Carnival

The Embassy supported the Indian Women in Enterprise (I-WE) initiative aimed to increase awareness of Indian cuisine in the Philippines.

2.  Online course on Gandhian Philosophy

The Embassy in collaboration with Indian Council For Cultural Relations organized a course on Gandhian Philosophy conducted by the renowned Gandhian scholar, Dr. Shobhana Radhakrishna. A total of 27 participants from the Philippines participated.



June 2022

1. Yoga for Wellness

The Embassy organised a Week-long Virtual Yoga Retreat with 7 leading yoga teachers/practitioners in the Philippines providing participants a unique opportunity to discover various aspects of yoga. The Embassy had also collaborated with various organisations in organising similar events in celebration of IDY 2021.

Week-long Virtual Retreat
    • DAY 1: https://youtu.be/xAMSwplltcU
    • DAY 2: https://youtu.be/SeVCf_US0v0
    • DAY 3: https://youtu.be/ztLB5jVlY_g
    • DAY 4:https://youtu.be/SSBWzjiEUuA
    • DAY 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL02JNb2HbU&t=234s
    • DAY 6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WItCFdYDVQM
    • DAY 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuLnTNx2Z9E

7th International Day of Yoga with 7 Forms of Yoga

4-Day Course on Sudharshan Kriya Yoga
    • DAY 1: https://www.facebook.com/IndiaInPhilippines/videos/314287233662027

Yoga for Immunity

• DAY 1: https://www.facebook.com/ishapage/videos/947740099336066/

In Palau, the Embassy in collaboration with the Honorary Consulate of India to Palau and with the support of the Office of the Ministry of State of the Republic of Palau organised a live yoga demonstration event held at Ngarachamayong Cultural Center, Koror on 20 June and was attended by a hundred of yoga enthusiasts from the Diplomatic community in Palau, locals and members of other nationalities in Palau. 

Event Photos: https://www.facebook.com/indembpalau/posts/123113059970094

In Micronesia (FSM), the Embassy organised the 1st ever Virtual Yoga Celebration on 20-21 June which was led by a Hawaii-based yoga teacher and founder of a yoga empowerment project in Kosrae. The sessions were streamed on the IDY Facebook page of the Mission.

Virtual IDY Celebration
    • DAY 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxMHQTsz94I&t=1s
    • DAY 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaxggxdB6sc


May 2021

1. #IndiaAt75 Conversations - ‘Diplomatic Hour’ : The Significance of India’s Regional Economic and Security Policy for Indo-Pacific Countries

Ambassador Shambhu S. Kumaran addressed the students of Miriam College in the Philippines highlighting the key drivers of India's foreign policy and Indo-Pacific strategy.

Full video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0CkPkZBqVM


April 2021

1. Navotsava– A celebration of Indian New Year

In collaboration with Indian Cultural Association of the Philippines the Embassy  organised a virtual celebration bringing out the variety of traditions from different parts of India.

Full Video:
Day 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3IaerKGbQA
Day 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HebSHu2JXFk

2. Video-blogging contest : My Impressions of India

Ms. Eden from the Philippines tells us what 'India means to her' in this beautiful heartfelt video.

Full video:



March 2021

1. Montañosa Film Festival

The Embassy participated in the 1st edition of Montañosa Film Festival at Baguio City. Three Bollywood Films namely: “Mary Kom,” “Queen,” and “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” were screened at prominent hotels in Baguio City.


2. Eyes on Asia: India

Embassy in collaboration with Asia Society Philippines organized Eyes on Asia which aimed to highlight and promote understanding of an Asian country through its culture, and art. The event program included discussions on Yoga and Indian cuisine.

Yoga Today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiWQDF9Mqlw
Spicing It Up!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im6es9Qeq6M

3. Celebration of International Women’s Day : Launch of Indian Women in Enterprise (I-WE)

Embassy supported an event organised by I-WE to celebrate the International Women’s Month. A panel discussion was organized on the topic : “The Societal impact of Enterprising and Empowered Women”