Who We Are

We are a non-profit organization, committed to serving the society

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What We Do

We work together with local government of the Netherlands and Embassies to organize cultural and business events to create awareness of India in the Netherlands and vice-versa

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Serving The Society



Hindi Courses in Utrecht


IF Hindi Course - Class 1

     
Every Thursday     
19.00 hrs to 20.00 hrs     

Van Lawick van Pabstlaan 1

3453 RA De Meern (Utrecht)

Click Here to enroll in our Hindi Courses Class 1 by sending an email to info@theindiafoundation.nl


IF Hindi Course - Class 2

     
Every Friday     
19.00 hrs to 20.00 hrs     

Van Lawick van Pabstlaan 1

3453 RA De Meern (Utrecht)

Click Here to enroll in our Hindi Courses Class 2 by sending an email to info@theindiafoundation.nl


IF Hindi Course - Class 3 (Conversation)

     
Every Friday     
18.00 hrs to 19.00 hrs     

Van Lawick van Pabstlaan 1

3453 RA De Meern (Utrecht)

Click Here to enroll in our Hindi Courses Class 3 by sending an email to info@theindiafoundation.nl






Festival of Lights - Diwali Celebrations in Utrecht


     
Sunday, 20th October 2019     
12.00 hrs to 18.00 hrs     

Zimihc Theater Stefanus

Braziliëdreef 2

3563 CK Utrecht


Program: Coming Up






Indian community getting ready to welcome PM Modi in Netherlands

Tuesday, 27th June 2017
Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani with Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi

 

Exclusive with Indian Ambassador to the Netherlands

Indian community getting ready to welcome PM Modi in Netherlands

Connect to India with an OCI Card (Kom in contact met India met een OCI Kaart)


International Day of Non-Violance Observed Across the World

Gandhi March in The Netherlands on Sunday, 1st October 2017

From Peace Palace to Grote Kerk (The Hague)

In Exhibition at Grote Kerk (The Hague): Bicycle used by Mahatma Gandhi (1928)

Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani with H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony, Ambassador of India


Opening of International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP)

Headquarters   and   state-of-the-art   DNA   laboratory

The   Hague

Tuesday, 24th October 2017
Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani with Hon'ble Minister Mr. Bert Koenders, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Netherlands Joint Committee

Service of Rememberance

Westduin   Cemetery

The   Hague

Sunday, 12th November 2017

 

H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony, Ambassador of India
Addressing the audience

Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani with H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony,
Ambassador of India, at 'India in World War I' Photo Exhibition


Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani with Air Commodore Shiv Ratan Singh VM VSM

Judge Dalveer Bhandari of the International Court of Justice re-elected for the term 2018-2026

Peace Palace

The   Hague

Wednesday, January 10th 2018




H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony, Ambassador of India
Addressing the audience

 

Judge Dalveer Bhandari
Addressing the audience

Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani congratulating Judge Dalveer Bhandari

Mr. Wahid Saleh, Hon'ble Mr. Rabin Baldewsingh, Deputy Mayor of The Hague,
H. E. Mr. A.M.J. Sadiq, Ambassador of Sri Lanka,
Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani and Mr. Vinod Sehdev


Planting a tree to commemorate the 70th Death Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Peace Palace

The   Hague

Tuesday, January 30th 2018



 

Hon'ble Mr. Rabin Baldewsingh, Deputy Mayor of The Hague
Welcoming the audience

 

H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony, Ambassador of India
Addressing the audience

 

Hon'ble Mr. Rabin Baldewsingh, Deputy Mayor of The Hague,
H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony, Ambassador of India and
Mr. Ram Lakhina planting the tree

 

Planting of the tree by representatives of the
India Diaspora and the
Surinamese Hindustani Community

 

Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani with Hon'ble Mr. Rabin Baldewsingh,
Deputy Mayor of The Hague

 

A group photograph in the beautiful garden of the Peace Palace

Farewell Reception (Afscheidsreceptie) of Mr. Kees Geldof and Mr. Paulus Jansen

Deputy Mayor's of Utrecht

Spoorwegmuseum, Utrecht

Friday, June 8th 2018



 

Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani, thanking Hon'ble Mr. Kees Geldof, Deputy Mayor of Utrecht,
for all his contribution towards Utrecht and The India Foundation (IF),
especially his efforts in establishing the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Utrecht

 

Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani, thanking Hon'ble Mr. Paulus Jansen, Deputy Mayor of Utrecht,
for all his dedication towards Utrecht

 


 

With Hon'ble Ms. Lot van Hooijdonk, Deputy Mayor of Utrecht,
at the farewell reception

 

With Hon'ble Mr. Jan van Zanen, Mayor of Utrecht,
at the farewell reception

Celebrating India's 72nd Independence Day

The India House

The Hague

Wednesday, 15th August 2018



 

Celebrating India's 72nd Independence Day

 

Celebrating India's 72nd Independence Day

 

Celebrating India's 72nd Independence Day

 

Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani with H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony, Ambassador of India and
Hon'ble Mr. Jan van Zanen, Mayor of Utrecht

 

Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani with Hon'ble Mr. Frank Koen, Mayor of Wassenaar and
Mr. Dowlatram Ramlal, Chairman, Stichting Gandhi Non Violence Foundation (GNV)

 

Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani with Hon'ble Mr. Rabin Baldewsingh,
former Deputy Mayor of The Hague

 

Mr. Manohar Gangesh, Counsellor, Embassy of India and Mrs. Gangesh

 

Drs. Marianne Oort, Mrs. Nimi Madan and Mrs. Soni Gurnani


Paying respects to India's beloved leader

Embassy of India

The Hague

Tuesday, 21st August 2018



 


 

Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani, signing the condolence book

 

Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani, signing the condolence book

India-Netherlands collaboration in Healthcare including Ayurveda

Holiday Inn

Leiden

Monday, 3rd September 2018



 

Hon'ble Minister Mr. Shripad Yesso Naik for AYUSH,
(Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy),
lighting the traditional lamp

 

H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony, Ambassador of India, lighting the traditional lamp

 

Hon'ble Minister Mr. Bruno Bruins for Medical Care & Sports,
inaugurates the seminar “India-Netherlands Collaboration in Healthcare including Ayurveda”,
with the traditional lighting of the lamp

 

Hon'ble Minister Mr. Bruno Bruins for Medical Care & Sports,
addressing the audience

 

Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani with Hon'ble Minister Mr. Shripad Yesso Naik,
for AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy)

Meet and Greet with Hon'ble Minister Mrs. Harsimrat Kaur Badal for Food Processing Industries

Amity International School

Amstelveen

Wednesday, 5th September 2018



 

H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony, Ambassador of India, addressing the audience

 

Hon'ble Minister Mrs. Harsimrat Kaur Badal for Food Processing Industries,
addressing the audience

 

Meet and Greet at Amity International School, Amstelveen

 

Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani with Hon'ble Mr. Frank Berkhout, Deputy Mayor of Amstelveen and
H.E. Mr. Sheikh Mohammed Belal, Ambassador of Bangladesh

 

Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani with Hon'ble Minister Mrs. Harsimrat Kaur Badal,
for Food Processing Industries

Meeting Indian Film Actor Mr. Arjun Rampal

Embassy of India

The Hague

Thursday, 13th September 2018



Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani with Indian Film Actor Mr. Arjun Rampal




Discussing the program of Follow the Mahatma and the Gandhi March for Non-Violence,
which is to take place on 30th September 2018

KLM OPEN

Finals in the Netherlands

Spijk

Sunday, 16th September 2018



 

KLM OPEN

 

Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani with Mr. Alok Sawhney, Head of Continental Europe Jet Airways with
flight attendant Ms. Minakshi Jamwal (L) and Ms. Anita Nagpal (R)
at Jet Airways Skybox

 

Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani with H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony, Ambassador of India and
H.E. Mr. Vusi Bruce Koloane, Ambassador of South Africa
at Jet Airways Skybox (Hole 14)

International Day of Non-Violence

Gandhi March

Peace Palace to Grote Kerk

The Hague

Sunday, 30th September 2018



 

Welcome address by H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony, Ambassador of India
to the Netherlands at Peace Palace, The Hague

 

A group photograph with Ambassadors and
the Board Members of Stichting Gandhi Non Violence Foundation (GNV)

 

Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani with Sri M

 

Getting ready for the Gandhi March from Peace Palace to Grote Kerk

 

Gandhi March with two young Gandhi's

 

Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani, Hon'ble Ms. Kavita Parbhudayal, Deputy Mayor of The Hague
Mr. Dowlatram Ramlal, Chairman, Stichting Gandhi Non Violence Foundation (GNV) and
H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony, Ambassador of India at the Gandhi March

 

At the Grote Kerk

 

A group photograph with Ambassadors, Board Members of
Stichting Gandhi Non Violence Foundation (GNV) and all artists

 

Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani with H.E. Mr. Pete Hoekstra,
Ambassador of the United States to the Netherlands

 

The Indian dance group, students from the Shri Krishna School, Utrecht,
Haagsche Schoolvereniging (HSV) and International School, The Hague with
Dr. Kanta Rani, Ms. Vaijeyanthi Panchapagesan (Dance Teacher, The Hague),
Dr. Saroj Thapa, H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony, Ambassador of India,
Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani and Ms. Warsha Kalidien (Dance Teacher, Utrecht)

Videolink International Day of Non-Violence:


Talk about Non-Violence and Mahatma Gandhi

Sekolah Indonesia Den Haag (SIDH)

Wassenaar

Monday, 1st October 2018



 

Welcoming address by Mr. Udik Ripul, Principal, Sekolah Indonesia Den Haag (SIDH)

 

H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony, Ambassador of India addressing the students about
Non-Violence and Mahatma Gandhi at the Sekolah Indonesia Den Haag (SIDH)

 

H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony, Ambassador of India, presenting medals to
students of Sekolah Indonesia Den Haag (SIDH)

 

Group photo of Sekolah Indonesia Den Haag (SIDH)

 

Student presenting flower to H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony,
Ambassador of India

 

Mr. Fikri Cassidy, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Indonesia presenting
a gift to H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony, Ambassador of India with Mr. Udik Ripul,
Principal, Sekolah Indonesia Den Haag (SIDH), Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani (Right) and
Mr. Gunar Yadi, Vice Principal and Dr. Din Wahid, Cultural and
Education Attache, Embassy of Indonesia (Left)

Link to Follow the Mahatma:


Meet & Greet Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, Noble Prize Winner

World Trade Center

The Hague

Friday, 19th October 2018



 

Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Prize Winner addressing the audience

 

Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Prize Winner addressing the audience

 

H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony, Ambassador of India addressing the audience.

 

Mr. Sudip Lahiri, Senior Vice President, HCL Technologies and Vice Chairman, NICCT
presenting a bouquet to Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Prize Winner

 

Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani, President, The India Foundation (IF) with Mr. Kailash Satyarthi,
Nobel Prize Winner and Mr. Sudip Lahiri, Senior Vice President,
HCL Technologies and Vice Chairman, NICCT

 

Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani, President, The India Foundation (IF) with
Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Prize Winner


Inauguration of India Dans Festival

KORZO

The Hague

Friday, 19th October 2018



 

H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony, Ambassador of India, lighting the traditional lamp, along with
Mr. Leo Spreksel, Program Director - India Dans Festival, Korzo and
Prof. Dr. Nirmala Sharma, Director, The Gandhi Centre

 

H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony, Ambassador of India, addressing the audience


 

Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani with H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony, Ambassador of India and
Mr. Leo Spreksel, Program Director - India Dans Festival, Korzo

 

Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani with Mr. P. Unnikrishnan,
Carnatic Music Vocalist and Renowned Playback Singer


Mobility of Skills Between India-Europe

Province House

Utrecht

Wednesday, 19th December 2018



 

Mr. Ram Lakhina, President Emeritus FCCI, Mr. Jasbir Singh, President FCCI and FIDE,
Mr. Jan Zuidema, Head of Invest Utrecht, Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani, President, The India Foundation (IF),
Dr. Ajay Bailey, Assistant Professor Transnational Mobilities,
International Development Studies, Department of Human Geography and
Spatial Planning, Utrecht University and Ms. Sanchi Tibrewala, Trustee FCCI

 

Mr. Jan Zuidema, Head of Invest Utrecht, Mr. Jasbir Singh, President FCCI and FIDE,
H.E. Mr. Pim van der Berg, Vice-Governor, Province of Utrecht and
Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani, President, The India Foundation (IF)


 

Opening words by Mr. Jasbir Singh, President, FCCI and FIDE

 

Mobility of Skills Between India-Europe, Province House, Utrecht- 19th December 2018

 

Address by the Chief Guest, H.E. Mr. Pim van der Berg, Vice-Governor, Province of Utrecht

 

Address by Dr. Luther M. Rangreji, Counsellor (Legal), Embassy of India

 

Theme presentation “Mobility of skills between India - Europe - role of Indian diaspora” by
Mr. Ram Lakhina, President Emeritus FCCI

 

“Mobility of skills - Why Utrecht Province?” by
Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani, FCCI Trustee, President - The India Foundation (IF), Utrecht

 

“Mobility of skills - Why Utrecht Province?” by
Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani, FCCI Trustee, President - The India Foundation (IF), Utrecht

 

“Creating functional prototype of the circular skills ecosystem in Utrecht through
Indo-Dutch collaboration” by Dr. Ajay Bailey, Assistant Professor Transnational Mobilities,
International Development Studies, Department of Human Geography and
Spatial Planning, Utrecht University

 

Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani, President, The India Foundation (IF) with
Mr. Manohar Gangesh, Chargé d'affaires, Embassy of India

 

Panel Discussion with Ms. Usha Doekhi, Chairperson Hindustani Council &
Member Indian Diaspora Council

 

Bollywood Classic, a fusion of Bollywood moves and
Indian folk dance by 'Naach2bollywood Beats'

 

Urban Bollywood, a combination of Bollywood and
street style dancing by Delftse Dance Crew

 

Networking

 

Mr. Dinesh Gurnani, Mr. Satish Sewraj, Hindi Teacher (IF), Ms. Sadhana Sewraj Mishra and
Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani, President, The India Foundation (IF)


New Year Reception - Municipality of Utrecht

Supernova, Jaarbeurs

Utrecht

Wednesday, 2nd January 2019




 

Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani, President, The India Foundation (IF), Mr. Manohar Gangesh, Chargé d'affaires, Embassy of India,
Mrs. Soni Gurnani, Hon'ble Mr. Jan van Zanen, Mayor of Utrecht, Ms. Simone Richardson,
Mrs. Midori Inomata and H.E. Mr. Hiroshi Inomata, Ambassador of Japan

Martin Luther King Walk

by Mr. Frank Kanhai

National Archives to Peace Palace

The Hague
Saturday, 19th January 2019



 

Address by Hon'ble Ms. Kavita Parbhudayal, Deputy Mayor of The Hague along with
Mr. Frank Kanhai and Mr. Ryan Haripersad

 

Ribbon-cutting to start the Walk by Mr. Tariq Akram, Model in the Netherlands along with
Mr. Frank Kanhai, Hon'ble Ms. Kavita Parbhudayal, Deputy Mayor The Hague,
Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani, President, The India Foundation (IF) and Ms. Tjetan Kartaram

 

Walking from National Archives to Peace Palace

 

Hon'ble Ms. Kavita Parbhudayal, Deputy Mayor The Hague, lights a candle at the
World Peace Flame Monument, next to the main gate of the Peace Palace in the Hague

 

Walking from Peace Palace to National Archives

 

Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani, President, The India Foundation (IF) along with
Hon'ble Ms. Kavita Parbhudayal, Deputy Mayor of The Hague, Mr. Frank Kanhai and
Hon. Mr. Yohan A.C. Byrde along with their medals after the walk


Meeting and Farewell Reception of H.E. Mr. W.I.I. van Beek, Governor, Province of Utrecht

Province House

Utrecht

Monday, 21st January 2019



H.E. Mr. W.I.I. van Beek, Governor, Province of Utrecht addressing the meeting



Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani, President, The India Foundation (IF) with H.E. Mr. W.I.I. van Beek,
Governor, Province of Utrecht at the farewell reception

Meeting with Mr. Vishwaraj Jadeja, Indian Ice Skater

De Vechtsebanen Sports & Businesscampus

Utrecht

Monday, 4th February 2019



 

De Vechtsebanen Sports & Businesscampus

 

Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani with Mr. Vishwaraj Jadeja, Indian Ice Skater

 

Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani with Mr. Vishwaraj Jadeja, Indian Ice Skater and
Coach Mr. Wim Nieuwenhuizen

Meeting with H.E. Mr. Hans Oosters, King's Commissioner (Governor), Province of Utrecht

Province House

Utrecht

Friday, 17th May 2019



Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani, President, The India Foundation (IF) with H.E. Mr. Hans Oosters,
King's Commissioner (Governor), Province of Utrecht

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About R. D. D. Gurnani

A businessman with zeal for social and community services, Mr. R. D. D. Gurnani is popularly known as Dave Gurnani.

Due to his passion of serving the society, he initiated and installed the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Utrecht on 2nd October, 2016.

He founded The India Foundation (IF) in order to focus his energy in serving the society.

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