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Gift of 100 books on India to the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS)

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Embassy of India

Gift of 100 books on India to the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS)

H.E. Mrs. Narinder Chauhan, Ambassador of the Republic of India to the Czech Republic, in a function organized by the Czech Academy of Sciences on 26 March, 2019, gifted 100 books to the Czech Academy of Sciences for setting up of the India section at the iconic library of the Academy.
2.         The Academy thanked the Indian Ambassador for the gesture and noted that this will help students in gaining knowledge about India. The gifted books for the library are on diverse topics on India, including politics, economics, Yoga, history, culture, architecture, fine arts, cuisine, sports etc. Ambassador remarked that these books will help in enriching the students’ knowledge about different facets of India as a country. 
3.         It is mentioned that during the State visit of H.E. Mr. Ram Nath Kovind, President of the Republic of India to the Czech Republic in September, 2018, both H.E. Mr. Miloš Zeman, President of the Czech Republic and President of India welcomed the higher education partnerships between the universities of the two countries and appreciated the long Czech tradition of students in Indology. They welcomed the growing popularity of yoga in the Czech Republic.

4.         Ambassador took the opportunity to convey information about the forthcoming India related events including Bapu@150: (a) Release of Commemorative postage stamp of Mahatma Gandhi by Czech Post on 26 June; (b) Planting of 150 trees on World Environment Day, 5 June; (c) International Day of Yoga on 21 June.

5.         India has ongoing collaboration with the Czech Academy of Sciences which hosts several Indian researchers in its Institute of Bio-Medicine, and Indologists in the Institute of Oriental Studies. India signed an MoU with the Czech Academy of Sciences during State visit of Indian President in September,2018. The gifting of Indian books today coincided with first call for proposals under the MoU.


Prague, Czech Republic
26 March, 2019