Dutch State Visit to India; October 24-27, 2007
HM The Queen will pay a state visit to India from October 24th to 27th. She will be accompanied by the Prince of Orange and Princess Maxima. Post all your information, questions and links to pictures concerning this visit in this thread. After the state visit the Prince of Orange and Princess Maxima will pay an official visit to Bhutan. The thread for that visit can be found here.
As was announced HM will bring a Sate Visit to the Republic of India from wednesday october 24th till saturday october 27th.
HM will be accompanied by TRH The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima,as well as the dutch Foreign Minister HE Mr.Maxime Verhagen.
After the official part of the visit on day one,there will be extensive talks on ecology,
water and micro-finance and the synergy between these sectors.
There will also be attention for the (immense) economic development of India and the possibilities for the dutch corporate world.
Wednesday october 24th.
Ceremonial welcome at the Presidential Palace.
Wreath laying ceremony at the Raj Ghat,the venue where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated.
Meetings with authorities and the leader of the opposition
HM will attend a round table meeting with delegation of the dutch corporate world
Dinner hosted by (the first female-)HE President Pratibha Patil.Both Heads of State will speech
Thursday october 25th
Visit to the Energy and Resource Institute
Visit at the Depalaya school.with special attention for healthcare and hygiene
Afternoon:seminar water and finance:Exploring Innovative Partnerships
Reception of the dutch community at the residence of the dutch ambassador in New Dehli,HE Mr.Niehe....
(indeed,brother of dutch tv producer Ivo..)
Evening:HM will host a concert of the Netherlands Copper Ensemble for Her Indian guests.
Friday october 26th
Flight to Bangalore
Visit at NGO trainingcentre Myrada,HM will be informed on the contribution of micro-finance on - mainly female -
Self Help Groups and Watershet Committees.
Visit to Shrinivasnagar village
Reception of the dutch community on Bangalore
Dinner hosted by the Governor of the State of Karnataka,of which Bangalore is the Capital.
Saturday october 27th
HM .will visit the municipal micro-finance organisation Ujjivan,that fights poverty on a commercial basis.
As the last part of this State Visit,Her Majesty will have talks with four leaders (Goeroe's) of four Indian "revolutions" that each in their respective field,were instrumental for the development of mother India:the green revolution,agriculture/the white revolution,milkproduction/
the blue revolution,space program/the grey revolution,information technology.
Het Koninklijk Huis
Just wondering, where you say HM wil do this and that, I assume she will accompanied at all these tings by her son and daughter-in-law? No seperate agenda for them I hope? Anyway, thanks for translating the programme and posting it here, it is appreciated!
A brief description about the purpose of the visit next week
Queen Beatrix to visit IndiaBy PTI
Sunday October 14, 12:03 PM
The Hague, Oct 14 (PTI) Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands will undertake a four-day State visit to India from October 24 during which the two sides are expected to discuss the Indo-US civil nuclear deal and explore ways to strengthen bilateral ties, particularly in trade and economy sectors - article
HM and TRH left for India earlyer today.They will use the two days ahead of the State Visit to acclimatise.
I thought to get in the mood for the statevisit, I post some pictures of the last visit of Beatrix and her late husband in 1986. I hope you enjoy it:
A flowery welcome
And a extraordinary welcome
A thanks for the good work
Just get in contact with the people
http://s180.photobucket.c...w¤t=4066933.jpg (This is one of my favourits, because you see these lots of women listening to her. I think it is a moment she is sharing her personal opinions as a woman and mother. She is not the head of state in this moment. Just my two cents worth http://royaldish.com/Smileys/royaldish/smiley.gif )
http://s180.photobucket.c...w¤t=4070106.jpg (You see that they don`t fear the contact with the people http://royaldish.com/Smileys/royaldish/jumping.gif )
When you are in Rome, do it like the Romans http://royaldish.com/Smileys/royaldish/tongue.gif
I think they had a great time there. Especially prince Clause was very interested in India and its development.
I`m soory that I can`show you pitures of their really last visit to India. That was at the milennium, when the whole family of Beatrix and Claus travelled to India, with all sisters of Beatrix and all cousins. I think that was a great party http://royaldish.com/Smileys/royaldish/champ.gif http://royaldish.com/Smileys/royaldish/bigsmile.gif But unfortunally it was a private visit. So no pictures http://royaldish.com/Smileys/royaldish/snare.gif
Beautiful pictures anirac.
I kind of miss Claus on Beatrix side...there were a gread couple :(
On Dutch television, in a programme called 'RTL Boulevard' it was said from reliable sources that the mother of Princess Máxima, Maria del Carmen Cerruti is babysitting the three girls at Villa De Eikenhorst during their parents' state visit.
India is well prepared for the visit:flowers:
For those who want to see real pictures of the visit:
De NOS doet verslag van het staatsbezoek aan India en Bhutan in de Journaals op radio, tv en internet en in twee speciale tv-programma’s:
India: Vrijdag 26 oktober van 18.20 tot 19.45 uur op Nederland 2
Bhutan: Donderdag 1 november van 18.20 tot 18.45 uur op Nederland 2
For those, who want to watch Live Coverage from India, I have found Links to India TV Channels which you can watch online and one Link to an India News Channel. There will surely be Live Pictures, when they will arrive tommorow.
The time difference is +5 hours.
IBNLIVE Live Streaming
Thanks for the links anirac and rockon210. I will surely check them out!
BTW, I love your avatar rockon210. I haven't seen that pic, it is very sweet.
Apparently the Royals and their party went by a KLM flight to New Delhi while the government airplane KBX, went there too, but empty. The reason is probably that the KBX would have to stop once or twice to refuel while KLM´s Boeing 747 doesn´t.
Now the visit really started http://royaldish.com/Smileys/royaldish/supercontent.gif http://royaldish.com/Smileys/royaldish/jumping.gif http://royaldish.com/Smileys/royaldish/supercontent.gif (and it must be very hot there. 35 degree http://royaldish.com/Smileys/royaldish/icecream.gif )
First photos from anp
Meeting the new and first female president Pratibha Patil
HM examine the Gard of Honour
Maxima and the president
A grouppicture with the Royals, the president and premier Singh
Then they visited the place where Mahatma Ghandhi was burned
http://www.anp-photo.com/...Picture=6487887&pos=5 (It is funny to see how "tall" Beatrix is in India, even barfoot. She is just arround 1,64m / 5`5``. I think she will enjoy that the most Indian women are smaller http://royaldish.com/Smileys/royaldish/bigsmile.gif )
Beatrix received a gift (I`m sure she really admire it, it`s the right gift forher:flowers:)
I believe I don`t like HM`s outfit. Maxima recycled, but the hat is new and I love it http://royaldish.com/Smileys/royaldish/love.gif
Maxima looked lovely, her outfit was very pretty as well as the hat. Queen Beatrix also looked good, i thought her red outfit was very neat.
throws rose petals over the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, at Rajghat in New Delhi, 24 October 2007
Maimx & W-A receive a gift - picture
Queen Beatrix & W-A - picture
Gallery from PPE
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