News and events

Monoswezi. 
Photo: Rakesh Soni.

Monoswezi is Oslo-based musical collective consisting of artists from Mozambique, Norway, Sweden and Zimbabwe. In the recent years, the group have toured around Europa and Africa, now it was finally India’s turn to witness what CNN calls “A unique sound blending traditional songs from Zimbabwe with Scandinavian Jazz.” Read more

Norwegian Minister of Agriculture, Jon Georg Dale during his India visit. 
Photo: Ragnar Våga Pedersen, NIBIO.

The Norwegian Minister of Agriculture, Jon Georg Dale, visited India recently and witnessed examples of how the use of technology is helping farmers in remote parts of India adapt to climate change. Read more

The ambassador was handed an issue of the Amity International School’s newspaper, that is written and edited by the students themselves weekly. They print an impressive 30 000 copies.

It was an enthusiastic Ambassador who met with students from the Amity International School this week. Given the fact they are travelling to his old hometown of Arendal, he was taken down memory lane and offered sound advice on what to do and see whilst there. Read more

Shore temple overlooking Bay of Bengal at Mamallapuram, a tiny village south of Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu. 
Photo: Flickr / David Belo.

The Nordic Ambassadors to India, representing Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden begin their one-week tour to Tamil Nadu and Puducherry this week. The Ambassadors will arrive in Chennai on 20th Feb, where meetings with Nordic businesses, journalists, educational institutions and government representatives will be held. Read more

Mr. Paul Christian Rieber, CEO and Ambassador Kamsvåg cutting the ribbon. 
Photo: MFA Norway.

As producers of food preventing and treating malnutrition, the Norwegian company GC Rieber Compact has found market for opening new production facilities in Gurgaon yesterday. The 3.6 million dollar investment will triple their production capacity to 6500 tons per year. A strong Norwegian contribution to ”Make in India.” Read more

Henrik Ibsen is the most known Norwegian playwright. He wrote several landmark theatrical pieces such as the famous Doll’s House. Read more

Photo: Bija.

Apart from the rising business interest in India from Norwegian enterprises, the social sector is also receiving a lot of attention from Norway. A recent addition to Norwegian Non-Governmental Organizations working in India is ‘Bija Organization’. Bija is an NGO focused on working with issues related to poverty and climate change. Read more

Waterfall in Aurlandsdalen. 
Photo: MFA Norway.

What an interesting week it is been at the Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi! A delegation from Norway has had an intensive week with matchmaking workshop on Renewable Energy and launch of joint call between the Research Council of Norway and Department of Science and technology, signing of Memorandum of Collaboration between NCE Smart energy Market Halden and Power Grid, B2B Roundtable with Power... Read more

The neoclassical Church of St. Olav commenced in 1800, remains a functional church today (Church of North India). 
Photo: MFA / Johan Løøv.

Globalisation beats the age of Facebook and mass-tourism by centuries. Along the banks of the River Hooghly, a beautiful edifice dedicated to the national saint of Norway tells a story of centuries of “sambandh” – a word common to both Hindi and Norwegian meaning “contact”. Read more

The New EFD Induction factory in Bangalore

India is increasingly becoming more attractive for Norwegian businesses. Norwegian owned EFD Induction is a leading industrial induction equipment maker, operating manufacturing plants and service centers all over the world. In January the company inaugurated a brand new state-of-the art production facility in India. Read more

Photo: NIPI.

Norway-India Partnership Initiative -NIPI Newborn project is now teaming up with Indian health authorities to empower health workers. Read more

The national flag of the Saami origins from the popular poem «Beaivvi bártnit» by Anders Fjellner. In the poem, Fjellner portrays the Saami as sons of the sun and daughters of the moon

Do you know about the indigenous people of Norway? In the far north of Europe, ancient sounds, unique craftwork traditions and a particular language live side by side with modern technology. The Saami culture is the oldest culture in large areas of Northern Norway. The 6th of February marks the Saami National Day special for this year is the 100-year anniversary of the Sami people’s first gener... Read more

Photo: Soundscape Røst.

Close your eyes and listen! Elin Vister’s Soundscape will take you on a journey to Røst archipelago in Nordland, northern Norway. Read more

Aurland 29/9. 
Photo: Montag.

Ever thought about giving up the city life, quitting your job and move to the slow and quiet countryside? For most of us, it is a pleasant daydream, but some actually go through with it. Read more

ASHAs in training session. 
Photo: NIPI.

When the National Rural Health Mission NHRM of India started in 2005, a key element of implementing strategies to reduce mother and infant mortality rates was to actively involve the women of the village to help new mothers and their newborns stay healthy and happy. Read more

From the report

How equipped are we to reach the level of a sustainable earth that we wish? Norwegian company DNV GL, in cooperation with United Nations Global Compact, has made a report assessing the likelihood of reaching the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. Norway’s Prime Minister, Erna Solberg has written the foreword to the report. Read more

Oxford Bookstore was appropriately decorated for the occasion. 
Photo: Naihad Mohan.

Two acclaimed Norwegian writers, Thomas Enger and Hans Olav Lahlum took part in the Noir Literature Festival in Delhi this weekend. Read more

Fort Kochi. 
Photo: Louise Butler.

Bergen Academy of Art and Design’s theme for the student-run educational program for graduate students in spring 2017 rotated around different approaches to the theme of "navigation". Through various topics, seminars, lectures and activities the graduate students in autumn 2016 discussed different approaches regarding the theme. For the conclusion of the semester the students were invited to... Read more

Ambassador Kamsvåg with a delegation from Innovation Norway and the Embassy attended the Bengal Global Business Summit in Kolkata last week. They found scope for cooperation, especially within the marine and maritime sectors, two sectors that holds high importance in both West Bengal and Norway. Read more

School children celebrating the International day of the girl child in India, 2016. 
Photo: Plan India.

24th of January marks the Indian National Girl Child Day. This celebration was started to offer more support and new opportunities to the girls in the country. The day is celebrated to increase awareness among people regarding the inequalities girls face in the Indian society. Norway supports India’s effort to create a more gender equal society and empower girls and women throughout the country. Read more