Condolences to Flood Victims in South Asia

Photograph of the floods in South Asia © theguardian The Indo-Hellenic Society for Culture & Development (ELINEPA) expresses its deep condolences to families who have been effected by the devastating rain and floods in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan that killed more than 1200 people and shut 1.8 million children out of school. ELINEPA will organize …

Farewell to Ambassador Ms. Murugesan Manimekalai

Η.Ε. Ms. Murugesan Manimekalai completed her brief two-year mission as India’s Ambassador to Greece and returns home after her retirement in late August 2017. On the occasion of her forthcoming departure, the First Secretary of the Embassy of India, Mr. Ram Verma, and his wife, Mrs. Kamlesh Verma, organized a farewell reception at their residence …

Indian classical music with Samvad in Pelion

The Samvad ensemble will play Indian classical music at the 33rd Summer Festival of Aggelini-Hatzinikos Foundation on Saturday 2 September at 21:00 at the open-air theater of Hortos in Southern Pelion.  Igino Brunoni, bansuri, saxophone Virginia Nicoli, bansuri & silver ute, vocals Giannis Zannis, tabla (Indian percussion) Samvad’s music is a dynamic expression of Indian …

Ganesh Caturthi

ॐ श्री गणेशाय नमः Ganesha Chaturthi also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi is a ten-day Hindu festival that reveres lord Ganesha’s birthday. The elephant-headed lord is the younger son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. He is considered as the lord of beginnings and is believed that he grants  freedom from hindrances on the path of spiritual …

Free Yoga Lessons at the SNFCC

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) is organizing summer yoga lessons for the public in the great lawn of the institution with free admission. The lessons coordinate physical movement and mental processes through gentle practice involving breathing, asana postures, and relaxation. Practitioners must wear comfortable clothing and bring their own yoga mat as well as a …

Celebration of India’s Independence Day in Athens

On the evening of 15 August 2017 the building of the Indian Embassy in Athens was lit with the three colors of the Indian flag marking the 71st anniversary of the country’s independence. The celebration of Independence Day began early in the morning with the flag-hostng at the Embassy’s courtyard, reading a message from India’s President …

Happy Independence Day Greetings

On the auspicious occasion of India’s Independence Day, the President and the Board of Directors of ELINEPA extend their warm greetings and felicitations to all Indian members and friends of ELINEPA. May the Independent Spirit of India shine forever. Read more about the Independence Day of India HERE