India House

Forewords for the opening of India House Leuven:

Mohamed Ridouani

Mohamed Ridouani
Alderman for Staff Administration, Education, Economy, Environment and Real Estate

India House Leuven will open its doors on 5 October 2013, following the opening of Europalia India (4 October 2013 - 26 January 2014). This is a joint initiative of the city of Leuven, the KU Leuven and other stakeholders, which include cultural and social organisations, businesses and private individuals that have a special interest in the cooperation that exists between India and Belgium. Read more

 

 

Rik Torfs

Rik Torfs
Rector KU Leuven

Do you know what the population of Chennai is (give or take a few million)? Do you know who the prime minister of India is? Are you familiar with the work of Kalidasa? Or with the role of Ashoka? Do you know the difference between Jains and Sikhs? I don’t mean to underestimate you, but I am guessing that you most likely do not, and that’s okay. You have to remember that India has never occupied a prominent place on our radar, nor on that of the KU Leuven. And though we have had a few preeminent Sanskrit scholars over the years, neither their names nor their fields of study are by any means common knowledge. Read more

 

 

H.E. Mr Dinkar Khullar

H.E. Mr Dinkar Khullar
Ambassador of India to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union

I am delighted that India House Leuven will open its doors to the public on 5 October 2013. I congratulate the City Authorities and University of Leuven who originally conceived and developed this idea. The Embassy of India in Belgium has been actively engaged in making this laudable initiative a reality in such a short duration of time. Read more