As part of our efforts to strengthen links between lawmakers/ businesses from Europe and lawmakers/ businesses in India, we have been co ordinating visits of various Dignitaries to India and European Union/ UK. 

 

British MP Lord Waverley's visit to India - September/ October 2022

Lord Waverley (Member of UK Parliament – House of Lords/ Vice-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on UK India Trade & Investment) visited various states in India as part of the outreach programme. During this visit to Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Delhi, Orissa Maharashtra and Kerala, he engaged in discussions with politicians, officials, trade body representatives, business leaders and other professionals. Find the snapshot of the visit below.

Meeting with Orissa CM Mr Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar

Meeting with former Karnataka CM and Current leader of the opposition Mr Siddaramaiah at his residence in Bangalore

At the graduation ceremony of Face Palette International makeup academy in Kochi, Kerala

Meeting with Indian Super star Mr Kamal Haasan at his residence

Meeting with BJP Maharashtra Spokesperson Mr Asif Bhamla and a small delegation of business leaders

Unveiling of the replica of Shiva statue at Kannur in Kerala

Meeting with the President of Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture

At the graduation ceremony of KIIT University, Orissa

Meeting with Noted Journalist Kumar Rakesh ji

At the graduation ceremony of Hindustan University, Tamil Nadu

At a temple in Bangalore, Karnataka

Interacting with Kids born into India's lowest socioeconomic class at Shanti Bhavan school in Hosur.

At a event in a Medical college in Bangalore

 

British MP Bob Blackman visit to Kerala - February 2019

London MP from Harrow East Hon Bob Blackman visited Kerala as part of our efforts to engage elected European officials with stakeholders in India. Mr Bob Blackman is the Vice Chair of  Indo British All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) and Chairman of All Party Parliamentary Group ( APPG) on Indian Traditional sciences.  An APPG is a grouping in the Parliament of the United Kingdom that is composed of members of parliament from all political parties. During this visit to Kerala, he engaged in discussions with politicians, officials, trade body representatives, Tourism representatives and Ayurveda practitioners. Find the snapshot of the visit below

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Justice Cyriac Joseph

Justice Cyriac Joseph

Interaction with Kerala Lok Ayukta Justice Cyriac joseph

CM Pinarayi Vijayan

CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Interaction with Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Actor Jayasurya

Actor Jayasurya

A Brief Chat with Malayalam Actor Jayasurya

Former Kerala CM Oommen Chandy

Former Kerala CM Oommen Chandy

Interaction with Former Kerala CM Oommen Chandy

Radhakrishna Menon

Radhakrishna Menon

With Mr Radhakrishna Menon who is the Director of Cochin Shipyard and General Secretary of Kerala BJP.

School interaction

School interaction

Bob Blackman interacting with students of a school in Kochi

School interaction

School interaction

Bob Blackman interacting with students of a school in Kochi

Welcome by NCC cadets

Welcome by NCC cadets

NCC cadets welcoming Bob Blackman MP to the school in Kochi

Austism kids welcomes Bob Blackman

Austism kids welcomes Bob Blackman

Students of a Autism school welcoming Hon Bob Blackman MP by Chenda melam, Kerala's dramatic and very infectious percussion ensemble.

Tourism association

Tourism association

Hon Bob Blackman interacting with members of Tourism association in Kerala, as a large number of British Tourists come to Kerala

Graduation with Bob Blackman British MP

Graduation with Bob Blackman British MP

Hon Bob Blackman with students of Face Palette Makeup academy, whose courses are certified by EICBI

Graduation with Bob Blackman British MP

Graduation with Bob Blackman British MP

Hon Bob Blackman presenting certificates to Face Palette students who have passed the exams during the graduation day.

Autism School

Autism School

Hob Bob Blackman with students of Autism school.

Autism school

Autism school

Hon Bob Blackman interacting with students of Autism school.

Meeting with CP John

Meeting with CP John

In a dinner interaction with Mr CP John, who is UDF leader and General Secretary of Communist Marxist Party and was part of Kerala Planning Commission during the tenure of the last Congress led government

Welcoming Bob Blackman to Kerala

Welcoming Bob Blackman to Kerala

EICBI Chairman Sujit S Nair receiving Hon Bob Blackman at the airport

Interaction with Austism students

Interaction with Austism students

Hon Bob Blackman interacting with Autism students

Unveiling of Journey to roots

Unveiling of Journey to roots

Hon Bob Blackman unveiling a new initiative by Punarnava called Journey to roots.

Interaction with Austism students

Interaction with Austism students

Hon Bob Blackman interacting with Austism students

Sukhayus interaction

Sukhayus interaction

Hon Bob Blackman interacting with employees of Sukhayus Ayurveda centre in Cherai beach

Interaction at Rajagiri Punarnava

Interaction at Rajagiri Punarnava

Hon Bob Blackman interacting with staff of Rajagiri hospitals where Punarnava has an Ayurveda centre

Sukhayus interaction

Sukhayus interaction

Hon Bob Blackman being felicitated by Punarnava CEO, Dr Anvar

Press Conference

Press Conference

Interaction with Press about the possibility of promoting Ayurveda in UK.

Interaction with Cochin Chambers

Interaction with Cochin Chambers

Interaction with core team of Cochin Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which is one of the oldest trade bodies in India.

 

British MP Virendra Sharma visit to Karnataka - January 2017

A delegation comprising of British MP Hon Virendra Sharma MP, EICBI Chairman Mr.Sujit Nair.,FRSA, UK Karnataka Business Chamber ( UKKBC ) Chairman Mr.Manjunath Viswakarma visited Karnataka. The visit was extensively covered by various media outlets in Karnataka including The Hindu, The New Indian Express, NDTV, Deccan Chronicle, Deccan Herald, Times of India amongst others. Find a snapshot of the visit below

PIO Chamber of Commerce & Industry

PIO Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Virendra Sharma with Karnataka industry RV Deshpande at Indian Diaspora' event prior to Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017

Interaxn with Kannada film industry

Interaxn with Kannada film industry

Meeting with representatives from film industry

Erin foundation

Erin foundation

Hon.Virendra Sharma visited office of ERIN Foundation and witnesses the gifting of several British published books by CEO of IT Company Pradeep PK to SDC. Sataka Paul and Rajamma

Welcome by Presidency University

Welcome by Presidency University

British MP Hon Virendra Sharma being welcomed by Presidency University Chancellor Mr Nissar Ahmed and his team

Honoured by Presidency University

Honoured by Presidency University

Hon Virendra Sharma being honoured by former education minister of Karnataka BA Moideen and Presidency University Chancellor Mr Nissar Ahmed

Invest Karnataka session

Invest Karnataka session

UK MP Virendra Sharma along with ministers and bureaucrats from Karnataka during Invest Karnataka session of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017

Invest Karnataka session

Invest Karnataka session

UK MP Virendra Sharma speaks during Invest Karnataka session of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017

UK Karnataka Business Chamber Launch

UK Karnataka Business Chamber Launch

Launch of UK Karnataka Business Chamber by Shri.D.H.Shankaramurthy - Chairman of the Legislative Council of Karnataka, Hon.Virendra Sharma, the British MP from Ealing Southall, Sujit Nair the Chief Coordinator of BSSIC as well as Manjunath Vishwakarma (Chairman of the recently formed UKKBC)

Interaction with Yash and Dk Suresh

Interaction with Yash and Dk Suresh

In conversation with Indian MP Mr DK Suresh and Kannada Actor Yash

With LSE Alumnia assn Bangalore

With LSE Alumnia assn Bangalore

Hon Virendra Sharma, a LSE Alumnus, met with the representatives of LSE Alumni association in Bangalore

Interaxn at Legislative office

Interaxn at Legislative office

Interaction with Shri.D.H.Shankaramurthy Chairman of the Legislative Council of Karnataka, Members of Legislative council, trade bodies and businessmen

Local politicians interaction

Local politicians interaction

Interacting with local politicians from Bangalore

Police escort

Police escort

Received tremendous support from Karnataka police and traffic personal during the visit of the delegation to Bangalore

Calligraphy museum inauguration

Calligraphy museum inauguration

British MP Virendra Sharma opens new section of calligraphy museum. It houses a calligrapher's collection of fountain pens, nibs, journals and quills.

Welcome by BSICC Vice Chair Janardan

Welcome by BSICC Vice Chair Janardan

Hon Virendra Sharma being welcomed by BSICC Karnataka Vice Chair Mr KC Janardhan. We received tremendous support from Karnataka police and traffic personal during the visit of the delegation to Bangalore

Calligraphy museum inauguration

Calligraphy museum inauguration

British MP Virendra Sharma opens new section of calligraphy museum. It houses a calligrapher's collection of fountain pens, nibs, journals and quills.

Interaxn with Business leaders

Interaxn with Business leaders

Delegation interacts with Business leaders from Karnataka who are looking to explore opportunities in UK

PIO Chamber of Commerce & Industry

PIO Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Speaking at PIO Chamber of Commerce & Industry Conclave

PIO Chamber of Commerce & Industry

PIO Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Inaugurating PIO Chamber of Commerce & Industry Conclave along with Karnataka industry RV Deshpande

PIO Chamber of Commerce & Industry

PIO Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Inaugurating PIO Chamber of Commerce & Industry Conclave along with Karnataka industry RV Deshpande

Mitralaya School

Mitralaya School

At the entrance of Mitralaya School

Welcome by Erin Foundation

Welcome by Erin Foundation

Erin Foundation founder Mr Sai Prakash welcoming Hon Virendra Sharma

School Kids interaction

School Kids interaction

Christ University interaction

Christ University interaction

In discussion with Christ University Vice Chancellor Dr Fr Thomas C Mathew and Christ University Director Fr Thomas

Christ University talk

Christ University talk

Hon Virendra Sharma in his interaction "Jalandhar to UK Parliament" with 1200 students from Christ University, Bangalore , shared his journey from a village in Jalandhar to a bus conductor to 3 time British MP

Christ University talk

Christ University talk

Hon Virendra Sharma in his interaction "Jalandhar to UK Parliament" with 1200 students from Christ University, Bangalore , shared his journey from a village in Jalandhar to a bus conductor to 3 time British MP

Christ University talk

Christ University talk

Hon Virendra Sharma in his interaction "Jalandhar to UK Parliament" with 1200 students from Christ University, Bangalore , shared his journey from a village in Jalandhar to a bus conductor to 3 time British MP

 

British MP Hon Virendra Sharma's visit to Telangana - November 2016

 

London MP from Ealing Southall Hon Virendra Sharma visited the newly formed Indian state of Telangana as part of our efforts to engage elected European officials with stakeholders in India. Mr Virendra Sharma is the Chairman of  Indo British All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Find a snapshot of the visit below

Interaction with Industry Minister KTR

Interaction with Industry Minister KTR

Hon Virendra Sharma interacting with Mr K T Rama Rao, Minister for Industries & Commerce, and Information Technology of Telangana

Meeting His Holiness Jeeyar Swamy ji's

Meeting His Holiness Jeeyar Swamy ji's

Hon Virendra Sharma meet His holiness Jeeyar Swamy at his ashram and visited their blind school

Industry body interaction

Industry body interaction

Hon Virendra Sharma interacting with members from Telangana Chambers of Commerce and Industry

Interaction with Electricity board Chief

Interaction with Electricity board Chief

Interaction with Telangana Electricity body chief Devulapalli Prabhakar Rao

With Hyderabad Management Association

With Hyderabad Management Association

Hon Virendra Sharma spoke at a Seminar organised by Hyderbad Management Association on Brexit and UK India Relations.

Meeting with Telangana speaker

Meeting with Telangana speaker

Meeting organized by Telangana Legislative Assembly's Speaker Mr S. Madhusudhana Chary at his Chamber

Dinner with Deputy CM

Dinner with Deputy CM

Dinner hosted by Mahmood Ali Saab, Hon'ble Deputy Chief Minster

Meeting organised by Telangana Legislative Council Chairman

Meeting organised by Telangana Legislative Council Chairman

Breakfast Meeting organised by Telangana Legislative Council Chairman Mr Swamy Goud at his Chamber

Meeting with Industry leaders

Meeting with Industry leaders

Meeting with industry leaders from Hyderabad

With minister of Excise

With minister of Excise

Interaction with T. Padma Rao Goud, Minister of Excise

Visit to Blind school

Visit to Blind school

Hon Virendra Sharma MP visiting the blind school

With Telangana Chief Secretary

With Telangana Chief Secretary

In discussion with The Hon'ble Chief-Secretary of Telangana state Mr Rajeev Sharma.

aying respect to former Indian PM P V Narasimha Rao

aying respect to former Indian PM P V Narasimha Rao

Paying respect to former Indian PM P V Narasimha Rao ji at PV Ghat in Hyderabad

Visit to CII in Hyderabad

Visit to CII in Hyderabad

Tree plantation and visit to Confederation of Indian Industries

Interaction with Telangana Govt leaders

Interaction with Telangana Govt leaders

Meetings with Telangana Ministers, MPs and Top Bureaucrats

Interaction with Telangana Govt leaders

Interaction with Telangana Govt leaders

Meetings with Telangana Ministers, MPs and Top Bureaucrats

Interaction with Telangana Govt leaders

Interaction with Telangana Govt leaders

Meetings with Telangana Ministers, MPs and Top Bureaucrats

 

EU delegation visit to Karnataka - November 2016

 

We hosted a European Union delegation comprising of 27 companies from UK, Greece, Italy and Lithuania for half a day at Rajajinagar Industrial area and co ordinated a visit to one of the units of Vindhya E-Infomedia Pvt Ltd, which is based in Rajajinagar Industrial area. The delegation was led by London Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The European delegation was part of a European Commission project – EAGLES, which is designed to enhance co-operation between trade promotion organisations and boost trade for stronger economic growth. Find a snapshot of the visit below

Group photo

Group photo

Group photos of E-Vindhya team with the EU delegation

Interaction

Interaction

Members of the delegation interacting with employees of Vindhya E-Infomedia Pvt Ltd

Interaction

Interaction

Members of the delegation interacting with employees of Vindhya E-Infomedia Pvt Ltd

Interaction

Interaction

Members of the delegation interacting with employees of Vindhya E-Infomedia Pvt Ltd

Interaction

Interaction

Members of the delegation interacting with employees of Vindhya E-Infomedia Pvt Ltd

Interaction

Interaction

Members of the delegation interacting with employees of Vindhya E-Infomedia Pvt Ltd

Interaction

Interaction

Members of the delegation interacting with employees of Vindhya E-Infomedia Pvt Ltd

 

British MP Hon Virendra Sharma's visit to Tamil Nadu and Puducherry - October 2016

 

London MP from Ealing Southall Hon Virendra Sharma visited Tamil Nadu and Puducherry as part of our efforts to engage elected European officials with stakeholders in India. Mr Virendra Sharma is the Chairman of  Indo British All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Find a snapshot of the visit below

Interaction with Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy

Interaction with Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy

Hon Virendra Sharma draping the ceremonial ponnada during his meeting with Puducherry CM

Interaction with Puducherry CM and Cabinet ministers

Interaction with Puducherry CM and Cabinet ministers

The delegation discussed various business opportunities in Puducherry with CM Narayanaswamy, Tourism and Civil aviation minister Mr Malladi Krishna Rao, Industries and Commerce Minister Mr Shahjahan, Puducherry MP Mr RadhaKrishnan, Chief Secretary Mr Manoj Panda IAS and others.

Interaction with Tourism minister

Interaction with Tourism minister

The Delegation interacted with Tourism and Civil aviation Minister Mr Malladi Krishna Rao.

With Speaker Mr V  Vaithilingam

With Speaker Mr V Vaithilingam

Hon Virendra Sharma draping the ceremonial ponnada during his meeting with Speaker Mr V Vaithilingam

With Dr Kiran Bedi, LG of Puducherry

With Dr Kiran Bedi, LG of Puducherry

The delegation led by Virendra Sharma MP met Dr Kiran Bedi, Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry

Inauguration of World Tamil Economic Forum

Inauguration of World Tamil Economic Forum

Hon Virendra Sharma MP at the inauguration ceremony of World Tamil Economic Forum alongside His excellency Moses Veerasammy Nagamootoo, Prime Minister of Guyana and His Excellency Paramasivum Pillay Vyapoory, Hon Vice President of Mauritius

Tamil Women Entrepreneur's meet

Tamil Women Entrepreneur's meet

Hon Virendra Sharma MP interacting with Women entrepreneurs at Indo - UK Women Entrepreneur's meet and greet session

With TN Industry Department

With TN Industry Department

Hon Virendra Sharma MP met Tamil Nadu's Industry secretary Mr Vikram Kapur to explore opportunities for UK companies in Tamil Nadu