Note the phasing out of handwritten passports/ Observe a expiração dos passaportes escritos à mão
In Brazil, there is enormous interest in India’s culture, religion, performing arts and philosophy. The first forms of Indian Culture to reach Brazil were related to spirituality, philosophy and religion. Folkloric identities and celebrations from India could relate very much to the jolly and colorful nature of the festivities such as the typical dances and parades of north and northeast of Brazil. The first classical Indian art form to come to Brazil was Bharatanatyam; Odissi, Kathak and Kuchipudi followed. There are numerous organizations teaching Yoga all over Brazil. Ramakrishna Mission, ISKCON, Satya Sai Baba, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Bhakti Vedanta Foundation and other spiritual gurus and organizations have chapters in Brazil.
Ayurveda is also very popular in Brasilia. Recognising this, an International Congress on Ayurveda was organised in the State of Goias in Brazil from 12-14 November 2013. The event was co-sponsored by Department of AYUSH, Ministry of health and family welfare, Government of India and State government of Goias.
Mahatma Gandhi is highly regarded in Brazil and the government and NGOs are trying to inculcate the philosophy of non-violence among students, youth and police. Statues of Mahatma Gandhi have been installed in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Londrina. An organization called Filhos de Gandhi (Sons of Gandhi) is very popular in Salvador, Brazil and takes out street processions wearing Gandhian attire every year.
India cinema is also popular among the Brazilian people. Indian Film weeks organized by the Embassy and Consulate have received a good response. Brazilian Post issued a commemorative stamp in May 2014 on “100 years of Indian Cinema” and marked International Day of Yoga on 21 June 2015 with the issue of another commemorative stamp. Caminhos das India (paths of India), a TV serial inspired from Indian society, is extremely popular in Brazil and is being re-telecast on the popular Brazilian TV channel Globo.
The fourth edition of “Food Week of India” was organized from January 27-31, 2015 in Brasilia, showcasing diversified cuisines of India. The Festival was well received by the local Brazilian people and international community.
The International Day of Yoga, 2015 was celebrated in 12 major cities of Brazil. On June 21, 2015, President Dilma Rousseff congratulated Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on her twitter page and the PM thanked the Brazilian President for her greetings.
The Embassy has been conducting Yoga classes at its chancery complex thrice a week since January, 2016. These classes have attracted Yoga practitioners from all walks of life as well as the diplomatic community in Brasilia. ‘Chá com Letras’, a regular event focusing on readings of Brazilian poetry inviting Brazilian poets to the Embassy, has received great appreciation in the literary circles of Brasilia. Regular shows of Indian cinema organized by the Embassy have been received well in Brazil.
The 2nd International Day of Yoga 2016 was celebrated in Brasilia, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro with active participation of Art of Living members, diplomatic community, yoga schools and followers of yoga and meditation from all walks of life. In Brasilia, Sahaj Yoga, Brasilia chapter also celebrated the event for 5 days.
An 8-member troupe led by Padma Bhushan Dr. L. Subramaniam gave spellbinding performances at prestigious venues in Brasilia and Sao Paulo on December 3-4, 2016.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of Art of Living Foundation, visited various cities of Brazil from December 14-17, 2016, during which he held discussions with local authorities, conducted meditation sessions and gave discourses. He met President Temer on 14 December in Brasilia.
About 50 Brazilians have gone to India under ITEC programme for training in communications, management, defence etc. in the last six years. ITEC courses continue to gain popularity amongst Brazilians, and a number of students have enrolled for the current session.
Indian Community in Brazil:
The Indian community of PIOs/NRIs in Brazil is small, numbering around 1300 persons. A majority of them lives in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Manaus. The community mainly comprises professionals, businessmen and some scientists/researchers in space, agriculture, physics and biotechnology. There is an Indian Association in Sao Paulo.
Embassy of India, Brasilia
Website: http://indianembassy.org.br/ Embassy of India, Brasilia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/indiainbrazil Embassy of India, Brasilia
Youtube: India in Brazil
December 29, 2016
Endereço: SES 805, lote 24, Asa Sul, CEP 70452-901, Brasília-DF | Telefone (Helpline 24h x 7): +55 (61) 3248-4006 / Fax: +55 (61) 3248-7849 | E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright 2015 - Embaixada da Índia. Todos os direitos reservados | by Agência Vivavida