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Thailand organises series of events to mark 75 years of diplomatic ties with India

Thailand organises series of events to mark 75 years of diplomatic ties with India

India and Thailand Monday celebrated the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations and in tune with the same a series of events and activities have been planned throughout this year to reflect the multi-faceted cooperation between both sides.

To celebrate the 75th year of relations between both sides, the Royal Thai Embassy has organized a series of celebratory events all throughout the year.

These include the textile seminar and exhibition in Varanasi, Kolkata and Delhi last month, and the painting exhibition at the Lalit Kala Academy in August, which have been supported by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).

The Embassy also plans to bring young entrepreneurs from the North Eastern Region of India to visit Thailand in September. The Thai Consulate-Generals in Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai, as well as Team Thailand offices, have also initiated various activities to celebrate this special occasion.

India and Thailand have historical and cultural roots dating back more than thousand years before the establishment of diplomatic relations.

The relations on the political side are closer and friendly at all levels. There have been regular visits from the Royal Thai family, exchanges of visits between head of governments, ministers and high-level officers from various agencies paving the opportunities for a closer cooperation in all areas such as military, security, trade and investment, culture, education, etc.

The ties between the two sides also extended to sub-regional, regional and multilateral levels, including Mekong-Ganga Cooperation, BIMSTEC and ASEAN-India.

The military and security relations are also constructive with regular high-level meetings and joint training and exercises between Army, Navy and Air Forces from both sides.

The sixth Thailand-India Foreign Office Consultations was convened in New Delhi earlier in April. This will be followed by the ninth Joint Commission meeting to be held in Bangkok later this month. Both high-level meetings will help to lay down ways forward to further enhance the dynamic cooperation and joint mechanisms in all areas.

Despite the great challenge posted by Covid-19 pandemic during the past two years, the friendship and cooperation between the two countries remain strong and resilient.

Thailand stood by India during the second Covid wave in April last year with the delivery of medical supplies, including oxygen cylinders and concentrators, from Their Majesties the King and the Queen of Thailand.

Likewise, India also supported Thailand with the same in times of crisis.

On the economic front, India is Thailand’s largest trading partner in South Asia and the 11th worldwide. The trade volume in 2021 reached almost 15 billion USD, recorded as an all-time high.

Currently, there are around 38 Thai companies investing in India in the fields of infrastructure, housing, agro-processing and automotive.

People-to-people connectivity between Thailand and India is also much stronger. Both countries, through their Tourism Authorities, have put efforts into utilizing their full potentials of “Amazing Thailand” and “Incredible India”.

Thailand remains India’s favorite travel destination as it only took five years, from 2015 to 2019, for the number of Indian tourists heading to Thailand to be doubled, from 1.03 million to nearly two million.

India ranks first among international air travelers to Thailand during the first of half this year.


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GPJ India ties up with ENSYDE to reduce environmental impact of events

GPJ India Ties up with ENSYDE

May 23, 2022 11:54 IST

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], May 23 (ANI/NewsVoir): George P Johnson Experience Marketing (GPJ), India, the country’s leading global experience marketing agency, today announced their strategic partnership with Environmental Synergies in Development (ENSYDE), aimed towards driving greener events and experiences.
Sustainability is no more a wishful thinking or a good-to-have, but a necessity if we want to leave this world a better place for generations to come. As one of the pioneers in the experience marketing industry, GPJ India is poised to lead and create lasting change in the sustainability of live, digital and hybrid events and experiences.
In a kickstarter event held this year on International Women’s Day, the women of GPJ India, supported by the rest of their colleagues, took a pledge to actively implement sustainable environment practices in-house and in all external experiences they execute on behalf of clients. This commitment is in line with the United Nations Theme for 2022Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow“.
On the occasion of this partnership, GPJ India’s Managing Director, Rasheed Sait said, “The environmental footprint that stems out of post-event wastage has been a cause for concern. While we have been adopting greener and sustainable practices, we felt it’s time to do something that’s meaningful and leaves a bigger impact. I look forward to our partnership with ENSYDE and I believe that together, we can make a difference not just at GPJ’s offices and events but make the entire event industry aware of the need for a greener and sustainable tomorrow.”
“Creating change from within is key to making organisations sustainable. ENSYDE is excited to be a part of this journey with GPJ India, who have been pioneers in the event industry. We believe that with the committed team at GPJ, there is going to be a huge and visible change in practices that impact the environment. ENSYDE‘s experience for the last 30 years in helping organisations reduce their environmental footprint, will help define the “green” way forward for the event industry,” said Manvel Alur, CEO & Founder of ENSYDE.
The GPJ India management firmly believes that every individual and collective action can have a positive impact on our environment, and decided to set an agenda for change. With the help of Environmental Synergies in Development (ENSYDE), who have been working on reducing the environmental footprint through awareness and action for 3 decades now, GPJ India has already set this agenda in motion.
Within the next year, GPJ India will

-Reduce environmental footprint within the company by optimizing simple day-to-day practices of resource use within the office;
-Take eight (8) key employee-initiated environment improvement ideas to fruition;
-Evaluate and reduce the environmental footprint of experiences planned/conducted by GPJ;
-Implement simple environment sustainable practices in the home of every employee;
-Create a playbook for easy reckoning that other players in the experience and events ecosystem can leverage; to drive sustainability at large.
George P Johnson Experience Marketing Pvt Ltd, India is a strategy-led, creative-driven and technology-powered experience marketing agency. With a legacy of 108 years, GPJ began its India chapter in 2002, under the able leadership of Rasheed Sait, a veteran in the marketing ecosystem. Over the last 20 years, GPJ India has evolved into a full-service agency, often pioneering and leading the change in the industry. GPJ India has produced over 10,000 virtual, hybrid and live experiences for hundreds of blue-chip organizations.
Environmental Synergies in Development (ENSYDE) is an organisation with an aim to reduce the environmental footprint of organizations, establishments and institutions in India. Established in 2003 as a consultancy organization and registered as a Trust in 2016 to continue its service towards conservation and betterment of the environment, ENSYDE strongly believes in breaking barriers to environmental sustainability in the interface areas of energy, water and waste.
To stay updated on this initiative follow GPJ India on LinkedIn. If you’d like to drive sustainable experiences for your customers and employees, please write to
This story is provided by NewsVoir. ANI will not be responsible in any way for the content of this article. (ANI/NewsVoir)

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Russia expects different ties with western countries after Ukraine events

Vladimir Putin

The Ukraine events will result in a new quality of relations between Moscow and the United States, Europe, as well as NATO, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Third European Department Director Oleg Tyapkin told Sputnik.

“We presume that as a result of the current events, our country will have a new quality of relations both with European countries and the EU as a whole, as well as with the and the North Atlantic Alliance guided by them,” Tyapkin said.

In the early hours of February 24, launched a special military operation in Ukraine after the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) appealed for help in defending themselves against the Kyiv forces.

said that the aim of its special operation is to “demilitarize” and “denazify” Ukraine and that only military infrastructure is being targeted. Moscow has repeatedly stressed that it has no plans to occupy Ukraine.

According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the goal is to protect the people of Donbas, “Who has been subjected to abuse, genocide by the Kyiv regime for eight years.”

In response to Russia’s operation, Western countries have rolled out a comprehensive sanctions campaign against Moscow, which includes airspace closures and restrictive measures targeting numerous Russian officials and entities, media, and financial institutions.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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