Sushma Swaraj Lectures 2020 Part-II on "Introduction to India" for Resident Diplomats
The Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service (SSIFS), Ministry of External Affairs and the India Foundation are organizing the ”Sushma Swaraj Lectures (SSL) 2020 Part-II on Introduction to India” on 19-20 November 2020.
Twenty seven resident foreign diplomats are attending Part-II of the Sushma Swaraj Lectures 2020. The programme includes an introduction to Indian foreign policy, national security, Indian Constitution and contemporary challenges. An eminent list of speakers including Members of Parliament, senior Government officers and intellectuals/academics will be addressing the participants. The lectures are aimed at sensitizing partner countries to the various facets of India.
The programme was inaugurated by Dean SSIFS Amb JS Mukul and Shri Ram Madhav, Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation. In his welcome address, Dean (SSIFS), Amb. J.S. Mukul briefed the diplomats about the activities of SSIFS and training related matters. SSIFS has trained over 3500 diplomats from 180 countries. SSIFS has signed 89 MoUs for cooperation with counterpart institutions across the globe.
By way of background, the first part of the SSL lecture series was held from 15-16 October 2020 with emphasis on Indian history, culture, economics and politics. Foreign Secretary had delivered the inaugural address.