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Celebration of the 7th International Day of Yoga 2021 in Iceland
With ever-growing Indian community, the Indian Association in Iceland (IAI) was launched by Ambassador H.E. T. Armstrong Changsan. It aims to serve the community and promote friendly relations between Indians & Icelanders
The Little Guru – the first gamified Sanskrit app for learning was launched in Iceland by Ambassador H.E. T. Armstrong Changsan on 06.05.2021.
Embassy of India in Reykjavik organized a curtain raiser event on 06.05.2021 to launch ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, for commemorating and celebrating 75 years of progressive India and the glorious history (of its people), culture and achievements. India@75 will be celebrated with range of events till 15.08.2023.
A MOU has been signed with University of Iceland on behalf of ICCR by T. Armstrong Changsan, Ambassador, Embassy of India, Reykjavik (Iceland) and Dr. Jón Atli Benediktsson, Rector, University of Iceland to establish a ICCR Chair on Indian Studies at University of Iceland on 26.03.2021.
State visit of the Hon’ble Rashtapatiji (HR) to Iceland from 9
Celebration of the grand finale of 150
Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on 02.10.2020
Celebration of 74th Independence Day of India on 15th August 2020
Ambassador T. Armstrong Changsan meets with the Federation of Icelandic Industries
Celebration of 71st Republic Day of India in EoI, Reykjavik, Iceland
Ambassador paid a courtesy call on Ms. Sigríður Á. Andersen, Hon’ble Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Parliament of the Republic of Iceland on 27.11.2019
Celebration of 150
Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on 02.10.2019
H.E. President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the students and faculty members of the University of Iceland on the theme “India-Iceland for a Greener planet” on 11.09.2019
Participation by Embassy of India, Reykjavik at the International Day at University of Iceland, Reykjavik on 06 November 2019.
H.E. President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the India-Iceland Business Forum in Reykjavik (Iceland) on 11.09.2019
H.E. President Kovind led delegation level talks with H.E. President Johannesson of Iceland. India and Iceland signed and exchanged agreements on fisheries collaboration, cultural cooperation and visa waiver for holders of diplomatic and official passport
H. E. President Ram Nath Kovind addresses the Indian community in Reykjavik, Iceland and applauds them for contributing to the local society through their advanced skills and knowledge
H.E. President Ram Nath Kovind arrives in Reykjavík on his state visit to Iceland on 09 September 2019.
Celebration Of 73
India’s Independence Day
Embassy of India organised B2B Seminar on 07.06.2019
Ambassador T. Armstrong Changsan paid a visit to Rannis, The Icelandic Centre for Research and met Mr. Hallgrímur Jónasson, General Director and Ms. Alfrun Gudrunardottir, HR & Communications Manager on 23.04.2019.
Republic Day of India, 26 January 2019,
Icelandic Red Cross Team visited Indian Embassy in Reykjavik
Ambassador T. Armstrong Changsan visited the Marine & Freshwater Research Institute (MFRI) Reykjavik, & met officials of UNU – FTP (United Nations University Fisheries Training Program). He was briefed about their development cooperation initiatives.
Ambassador T. Armstrong Changsan paid Courtesy Call on Chairman of Foreign Affairs Committee of Iceland’s Parliament “Althingi”, Ms. Aslaug Arna Sigurbjornsdottir and discussed gender issues, economic growth and India-Iceland ties.
Bilateral meeting between Foreign Minister of Iceland and External Affairs Minister of India on 08.12.2018 in New Delhi.
H.E. Mr. Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Iceland received by H.E. Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs in New Delhi on 08.12.2018.
Ambassador T. Armstrong Changsan paid an official visit to Reykjavik City Hall and met Ms. Thordis Loa Thorhallsdottir, Dy. Mayor of the city of Reykjavik on 16/11/2018.
Ambassador T. Armstrong Changsan paid an official visit to Iceland’s Parliament (Althingi) and made a courtesy-call on the hon’ble Speaker, Mr. Steingrimur J. Sigfusson on 14/11/2018.
Ambassador T. Armstrong Changsan met newly appointed Managing Director of Promote Iceland, Mr. Petur Oskarsson on 08/11/2018 and discussed growing engagement between the two countries.
Ambassador T. Armstrong Changsan called on H.E. Kristjan Þor Juliusson, Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture on 01/11/2018 and discussed renewable energy, climate change and areas of mutual interest.
Ambassador T. Armstrong Changsan called on H.E. Thordis Kolbrun R. Gylfadottir, Minister of Tourism, Industry and Innovation on 31/10/2018. They discussed closer cooperation between the two countries on renewable energy, IT sector & Innovation. Also direct flights between New Delhi and Reykjavik from December 2018 would boost the opportunities.
Ambassador T. Armstrong Changsan congratulating Mr. Krishna Kumar Damodaran on his promotion to Full Professor in Chemistry at the Faculty of Physical Sciences, University of Iceland. This was at the Promotion Ceremony that also acknowledged his work in single crystal X-ray diffraction and supramolecular chemistry in Iceland.
Dr. Jón Atli Benediktsson, Rector of the University of Iceland received Ambassador T. Armstrong Changsan in his office on 25/09/18. They discussed about Hindi chair and other issues of mutual interest.
H. E. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, former President of Iceland, met with Ambassador T. Armstrong Changsan on 05/10/2018 and discussed growing engagement between India and Iceland.
Ambassador T. Armstrong Changsan met with Mr. Ingimundur Sigurpálsson, MD & CEO of Iceland Post and Mr. Vilhjálmur Sigurðsson, Stamps Department of Iceland on 03/10/2018 and handed over a copy of Commemorative Postage Stamps, released on 150
Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Ambassador T. Armstrong Changsan paid a visit to The Geothermal Training Programme of the United Nations University
Ambassador T. Armstrong Changsan received Mr. Prasoon Dewan, Chairman, Indo Icelandic Business Association (https://www.iiba.in) on 07/09/2018.
Viðar Helgason, MD, Icelandic Geothermal Cluster’ introduced Ambassador T. Armstrong Changsan to Iceland’s expertise in geothermal energy including a site visit to Orka Náttúrunnar on 17/09/2018
Mr. Pradeep Kapur, Former Ambassador of India & currently Professor at University of Maryland, visited Indian Embassy in Reykjavik on 13/09/2018.
Ambassador T. Armstrong Changsan paid 1
official courtesy-call on H.E. Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, Foreign Minister of Iceland on 12/09/2018 and discussed India-Iceland relations.
Ambassador T. Armstrong Changsan visited the office of The Icelandic Federation of Trade on 12/09/2018 and met with Mr. Ólafur Stephensen, Secretary General and discussed business ties between India and Iceland.
Ambassador T. Armstrong Changsan received Svanhvít Friðriksdóttir, VP Communications, WOW Air on 10/09/2018 and discussed direct flights on Delhi – Reykjavik sector, and the opportunities in enhancing India-Iceland relations.
Ambassador T. Armstrong Changsan visited Iceland Ocean Cluster on 07 Sept 2018 and met Mr. Thor Sigfusson, Founder / Chairman of the Cluster and Mr. Bala Kamallakharan, Co-Founder and Partner, Dattaca Labs. He learnt about their work in creating value and discovering new opportunities by connecting entrepreneurs, business and knowledge in the marine industries.
Ambassador T. Armstrong Changsan presented his credentials to the Hon’ble President of Iceland, H.E. Mr. Guðni Th. Jóhannesson on Tuesday, the 28
Ambassador T. Armstrong Changsan called upon the Permanent Secretary of State, Mr. Sturla Sigurjonsson in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
The Embassy of India in Reykjavik celebrated the 72
Independence Day on 15
Mr. Rajiv K. Nagpal, Ambassador of India to Iceland made a farewell call on the President of Iceland on Thursday, 19th July 2018. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs hosted a farewell lunch for Ambassador Rajiv K. Nagpal and Mrs. Prem Lata Nagpal on 19
Ms. Aruna Rajagopal, winner of Online Quiz contest conducted by EoI Reykjavik on 100 years of Champaran Satyagraha in April 2018.
International Day of Yoga was celebrated in Reykjavik on 21
June 2018 at Reykjavik city hall.
Hon’ble MoS, Mr. S.S. Ahluwalia and delegation visited Icelandic Glacial Factory on 6
Visit of Mr. S.S. Ahluwalia, Hon’ble Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology to Reykjavik from 4 – 9 June 2018 along with Mr. Rajiv Kumar, Joint Secretary, Meity and Mr. Avneesh Gupta, Director, Meity.
A presentation on India Surging Ahead 2018 was made by Ambassador of India to Iceland, H.E. Rajiv Kumar Nagpal in collaboration with the Icelandic Indian Trade Council and Promote Iceland on 14 June 2018. About 40 representatives of Icelandic companies participated in the event.
Embassy of India hosted a musical evening on Friday, 18th May 2018.
Icelandic Women Cultural Group visited the Embassy on Sunday, the 6th May 2018. Ambassador briefed the Group about Indian history, culture, festivals, etc. Ambassador also presented the Group, books on Indian Culture and Festivals.
Swachh Bharat Summer Internship
Three Indian students namely Mr. Ashim Sattar, Ms. Remya S.N. and Ms. Tejal Sudhir Shirsat, (from Indian Institute of Science, Bangaluru & Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee) were awarded certificates by the former President of Iceland Olafur Ragnar Grimsson under the Nehru-Grimsson Fellowship to study one term in the field of Glaciology and Climate Change at the University of Iceland on 3rd May 2018.
India-Nordic Summit held in Stockholm on 17 April 2018
Ambassador Rajiv K. Nagpal met with Mr. Bjarni Richter, Director, Geothermal Energy, Mr. Gunnar Ingi Gunnarsson from Verkis and Mr. Ingimar Haraldsson, Dy. Director, UNU-GTP on 11th April, 2018 and discussed issues of mutual interest.
Ambassador Rajiv K. Nagpal met with Dr. Jon Atli Benediktsson Rector of the University of Iceland and discussed on issues of mutual cooperation
An article published in the local newspaper – Fréttablaðið – of 1st Feb. 2018 regarding Free Yoga Classes being conducted by the Embassy of India, Reykjavik.
Ambassador along with Ms. Sushma B. Yenge, Yoga Teacher gave a live interview at Radio Saga on 1st February 2018.
Reception held at Hotel Gamla Bio, Reykjavik, on occasion of 69th Republic Day 2018
Flag Hoisting Ceremony on 69th Republic Day 2018, at Chancery Premises.
INVITATION – Republic Day 2018, the Flag Hoisting Ceremony
Ambassador met with Dr. Samundur Sveinsson, Rector Agriculture University of Iceland, at Chancery Premises.
Celebration of Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas in Embassy of India Reykjavik on 09.01.2018 in collaboration with the India – Icelandic Friendship Association.
Ambassador hosted a dinner on 04th January 2018 for Mr. Gudni A. Jahannesson, Director General of the National Energy Authority of Iceland and members of Icelandic Delegation for India-Iceland Joint Committee on Renewable Energy.
Ambassador met with Mrs. Hanna Hilmarsdottir, Rector, International School of Iceland
Embassy of India participated in the “International Day” at the University of Iceland on 08th November, 2017.
Ambassador met with Dr. Naresh Aggarwal, President Lions Club International and other members of Lions Club, in the Chancery Premises.
Celebration of the Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Embassy of India, Reykjavik on 31st October, 2017
World Bank’s Doing Business Report – India has jumped 30 places to stand at 100 in the new rankings
EIMA Agrimach 2017- An International Exhibition & Conference…
Iconic building HARPA lit up in Tricolour on the 71st India’s Independence Day
The 70th Anniversary of India’s Independence Day was celebrated at the Embassy of India in Reykjavik with great enthusiasm.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder of Art of Living visited Iceland, 24 – 26 July, 2017. During his visit, he called on the Prime Minister of Iceland.
Sankalp Se Siddhi / New India pledge to commemorate 75 years of the Quit India Movement
3rd International Yoga Day Celebrations organized by Embassy of India, in Reykjavik in Iceland, on 21st June, 2017.
Ambassador called on H.E. Unnur Brá Konráðsdóttir, Speaker of Althingi (Icelandic Parliament) on 16th June, 2017 and discussed issues of mutual interest.
Ambassador was glad to meet H.E. Muhammad A. Muhith, Bangladesh Ambassador to Denmark, Iceland and Estonia on 16th June, 2017.
Embassy of India in Reykjavik (ICELAND) celebrates the 3rd International Day of Yoga (IDY – 2017) on Wednesday, the 21st June 2017.
Shri Rajiv Kumar Nagpal, Ambassador of India to Iceland chaired a meeting on 12th June, 2017 with representative of various Yoga Institutions in Iceland, for reviewing the arrangements for International Day of Yoga – 2017
Ambassador Rajiv K. Nagpal called on H.E. Mr. Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson, Foreign Minister of Iceland on 26th April, 2017 and discussed issues of mutual interest.
The 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) & Hindi Divas was celebrated in the Embassy of India, Reykjavik (Iceland) on Monday, the 9th January 2017, where representatives of Indo-Iceland Friendship Association (IIFA) and Indian community participated.
The Indo-Global Skills Summit & Expo 2017 in India at July 2017 for skill development and to promote startups & entrepreneurship.
Members of Round Table Iceland visited the Indian Embassy on 7th March, 2017 and interacted with Ambassador Rajiv K. Nagpal.
Ambassador, Mr. Rajiv K. Nagpal met with Mr. Skuli Mogensen, CEO – WOW Air and discussed matters of mutual interest.
Ambassador Rajiv K. Nagpal met Mr. Jon Atli Benediktsson, Rector of the University of Iceland and discussed possible areas of cooperation between University of Iceland and Indian Institutions.
Ambassador Rajiv K. Nagpal hosted a reception on 3rd Feb 2017
Flag Hoisting Ceremony on 26th January, 2017.
Reception held at Hotel Hilton, Reykjavik – Republic Day 2017.
INVITATION – ‘Republic Day 2017, the Flag Hoisting Ceremony’
The Constitution Day was observed by Indian Embassy in Reykjavik, on Saturday, 26th November, 2016.
Embassy of India participated in the ”International Day” at the University of Iceland on 10th November, 2016
Celebration of 141st Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, commemorating it as “Rashtriya Ekta Diwas”, by the Embassy of India in Iceland.
Ambassador, Rajiv K. Nagpal hosted a reception in honour of Ms. Nungshi Malik and Tashi Malik, Everest Twins. Malik sisters were awarded prestigious “2016 Lief Erikson Young Explorers Award” on 22nd October 2016, by President of Iceland.
Rashtrya Ekta Diwas Celebrations on Sunday, the 30th October 2016 – 141st Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
Gandhi Jayanti Celebrations on Sunday, the 2nd October 2016 – Inauguration of Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra (PBK) by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India.
Women Economic Forum 2017 – in New Delhi from 8th May to 13th May.
The Iceland-Pondicherry Friendship Society/Vináttufélag Íslands & Pondicherry (VIP) was established, August 11th, 2016.
70th Independence Day was celebrated at the Embassy of India, Reykjavik (Iceland).
For the first time, two teams from Football School of India participated in Rey Cup 2016, ( July 26 – 30 )
70th Independence Day 2016 – Invitation
2nd IDY – Celebrations organized by Embassy of India, in Reykjavik in Iceland, on 19th June, 2016.
Celebration Of 2nd International Day Of Yoga By Embassy Of India, Reykjavik.
The Embassy of India in Reykjavik (Iceland) celebrated the 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on Thursday, the 14th April 2016.
Celebration of 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on Thursday, the 14th April, 2016, by Embassy of India, in Reykjavik.
Shri Rajiv Kumar Nagpal, Ambassador of India to Iceland chaired a meeting on 17th March, for International Day of Yoga – 2016.
Women Entrepreneurship in India on 2nd March, 2016
The 67th Republic Day of India was celebrated on Tuesday, the 26th January, 2016 at the premises of the Embassy of India
Republic Day 2016 Invitation
Photographs of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) – 2016 celebrated in Embassy of India, Reykjavik (Iceland)
Ambassador Mr. Rajiv K. Nagpal
69th Independence Day 2015 – LIVE-STREAMING
Digital India Week
Republic Day Invitation
The International Day (Alþjóðadagurinn) was held on November 13th 2014 at the University Center (Háskólatorg).
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