Intia-päivä - India day

Founded in 2016, Team India day is a not-for-profit group of Finnish, Indian nationals, regional associations and personnel from Embassy of India in Helsinki who have joined their hands to make this event a great success.

Intia-päivä - India day
Founders, Hosts and Organizing Committee

Founding members
The initial idea of Intia-päivä - India day was proposed by Mr. Geo TF and Mr. Shameer Kandathil to the Embassy of India during Pravasi Bhartiya Divas - 2016. Soon, a team was formed, led by Mr. Sunil Baweja, the then Head of Chancery at the Embassy. The team included representatives from Suomi Intia Seura ry, Embassy of India, various Regional associations and business owners of Indian origin in Finland.

Key hosts

Suomi Intia Seura ry is friendship association that acts as a community of people interested in India and Indian culture. Their aim is to promote social interaction between Finns and Indians living in Finland and increase the knowledge of Indian culture in Finland.

Embassy of India to Finland and Estonia is an overseas Indian consulate that takes care of the Diplomatic relations between Finland and India. The Embassy is also jointly accredited to Estonia and is devoted to promote the Indian culture in Finland.

Organizing committee / while every single person associated with the event played an equally crucial role in making the event a grand success, below is the list of key persons who were involved in taking key decisions about Intia-päivä - India Day

Adity Kochhar, Amardeep Singh Bassi, Aseem Shakuntal, Ashu Patpatia, Gopinath Subramaniam, Gurvinder Singh Sidhu, Jickson Simon, Manav Phull, Markku Lemmetty, Ramesh Naidu, Shameer Kandathil, Shefali Arora, Sunil Sadhana

Intia-päivä - India day
Regional Associations

India is a land of various cultures, languages and geographies. The regional associations listed below represent different cultures from India in Finland and have played an active role towards success of Intia-päivä - India day.