Posted by: Gyaneshwer | January 13, 2017

Happy Makar Sakranti/Pongal/Khichadi/Lohri 2017

A happy Makar Sankranti =Lohadi=Pongal=Khichadi=Maagh Bihu to all our near and dear ones.

More details about this festival is here

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Posted by: Gyaneshwer | January 1, 2017

Happy New Year 2017

So, here again we have all brand new year 2017! Last year 2016 was very good and productive for India and Estonia. Indian community in Estonia was vibrant at many places. Minister of IT and Technology Sri Ravi Shankar Prasad visited Estonia and met with the local community as well as signed some bilateral agreements between Estonia and India. We are also thankful to our Ambassador HE Sri Ashok Kumar Sharma ji for helping us to organize several events.

This year our very active members also moved elsewhere: Dr. Sandip Kadam moved to India and joined his new work in Bangalore; Dr. Chandana Basu received Marie-Curie postdoc fellowship and joined Roslin Institute UK. We are very much thankful for their hardwork to nurture our community.

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Posted by: Gyaneshwer | December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas 2016

We wish you a Merry Christmas! May this Christmas brings lots of joy, happiness and peace to the world :).

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Posted by: Gyaneshwer | September 5, 2016

Happy Ganesha pooja and Teacher’s Day 5th Sept 2016

Today its an coincidence that we have both Teacher’s Day as well as Ganesh Chaturthi. Lord Ganesha is also known as lord of wisdom, hence it is a perfect time to celebrate this occasion.

The contribution of teacher in our life is immense, either the first teacher as Mother or a Guru who teaches us ‘about the world’ and act as a catalyst for our work in the development of a ‘better world’. We are grateful to all our teachers and we wish them good health and long life.

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Secondly, we are also celebrating today Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Like other years Ajai and Katyayini will host the celebration at their home.

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Posted by: Gyaneshwer | August 30, 2016

69th Independence Day of India in University of Tartu, Estonia

Before planning for the celebration of 69th Independence Day, we’re worried about the weather condition in Tartu.  But fortunately, it was a nice sunny day on 15th August (which is quite rare in Estonia). Seeing the great enthusiasm of Indian students from University of Tartu, we since 26th January 2016, we started to organize such events in University of Tartu premises. To continue this tradition, as usual Chandana contacted the Rector office few days ago before the event, which was approved only in the morning of 15th August! Hon.Indian Ambassador  Sri Ashok Sharma Ji was kind enough to send his message for us.

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Dr Sandip Kadam and Sagar Patel were highly enthusiastic as usual :). They are  one (very similar to Pratyush) who always inquire and always be on their toes for such events.

From the morning Chandana has started the preparations (preparing some tricolor sandwiches and chai). Vedant has also helped her in arranging the flags :), which was sent by Mr DK Basu (Chandana’s father) from India.

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We reached on time. and within 15 mins everybody was ready to participate and witness this event of pride. Sandip and Chandana suddenly planned for a parade and they called all of us for a quick rehearsal. We had a hilarious ‘Sultania fun‘.

After all these fun, we had a great parade instructed by Sandip.

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This celebration was special by adding Mr Amal Kanti Guha in the family with us who has hoisted Indian flag. Mr Guha is father of Dr Mithu Guha (Senior Researcher in Biomedicum). He is retired chief engineer from Indian Railways.  Sagar read the message of Hon Ambessador,  Sri Ashok Sharma Ji. Katyayini recited the poem of Sri Rabindra Nath Tagore. At the end all had delicious tricolor  Sandwiches desi chai made by Chandana and Son-Papadi especially sent by Dr Vijay Singh from Germany.

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At the end Katyayini Singh gave an inspirational speech. We are grateful to the Rector office University of Tartu for the permission and help. And also to the Indian students, researchers to participate in the event.

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