'Vigyan Samagam' is a mega science exhibition presented by the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the Indian Departments of Atomic Energy and of Science and Technology. The exhibition explores the origins of the universe, the nature of the particles which constitute our bodies, and the power of fundamental science. Centered on CERN’s exhibition ‘Accelerating Science’, it will also showcase 7 mega science projects in which India is a partner.
Dreaming in the Light, an art soirée at the Swiss Embassy, brings together a rare aesthetic experience for all senses: Swiss light designer and projection artist Gerry Hofstetter, for the first time ever in India, will create customized motifs on the façade of the Embassy building and gardens. In presenting the work, he will collaborate with Indian contemporary dancer and choreographer Diya Naidu, and music composer Nikhil Naagraj. Together, the light projections, the music and the dance are to create a unique environment for an immersive and exciting night walk through the Embassy’s surroundings.
Location: Embassy of Switzerland, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
Inauguration on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 7.30 pmIn a rare treat for movie buffs and audiences in Delhi, the Embassy of Switzerland in India, along with the Goethe Institute Max Mueller Bhavan, the Italian Cultural Institute and the Spanish Cultural Institute present a film festival featuring some of the best films from Locarno, Berlin, Rome and St. Sebastian. The package will consist of three long films and five short films from each festival. A section of the films will be shown at the end of March, and section will be shown in April. Time: daily between 6.30 pm and 10.00 pm
Location: Stein auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
In a rare treat to movie buffs and audiences, the Embassy of Switzerland in India, Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, the Italian Embassy Cultural Institute and the Instituto Cervantes present for the first time a selection of films from Berlinale, Festival del Film Locarno, Rome Independent Film Festival (RIFF) and SEMINICI (Valladolid). Screenings in collaboration with the Habitat Film Club
Location: Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
“La semaine de la Francophonie”, week of the French language, claims its place at the heart of the cultural diversity. Switzerland’s participation will be in the form of screening of internationally acclaimed movie Tableau Noir.
Swiss aviation pioneers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg are working towards their 2015 goal of becoming the first human beings to fly around the world in a solar-powered aircraft (HB-SIB). They intend to use this unique adventure to show that with a clear vision we can go beyond what is currently possible, and to campaign for a more sustainable use of resources. This approach is in line with Switzerland's commitment to using increasingly clean energy, which is why the Confederation has supported the project since it began.
On the occasion of the India Art Fair, the Ambassador of Switzerland to Indian and Bhutan, Dr. Linus von Castelmur, and his spouse, Madame Françoise Gardies, are hosting a late-night party at the Swiss Residence
Switzerland will participate at the Pune International Film Festival, which opens on 8th January 2015. This year the Swiss focus will be on four women directors who have looked at different aspects of human relationships and life.