Indian Social Entrepreneur Dr. Lalit Shyaam Tekchandani Unveils Operation Ganga At The EU Parliament In Brussels

The book was launched at the European Parliament in Brussels by high profile dignitaries and eminent people

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The recent EU India Leaders Conference 2023 saw the unveiling of the bookOperation Gangaauthored by IAS Officer Tarun Pithode. The book was launched at the European Parliament in Brussels by high profile dignitaries and eminent people including Indian Social ActivistDr. Lalit Shyaam Tekchandani.

Out of the high profile personalities present at the Parliament, a special mention to be made of Mr. Niccolò Rinaldi, the Directorate-General for External Policies of the European Union/ Head of Unit for Asia, Australia and New Zealand - European Parliament for unveiling the book. Also present during the unveiling of the book was Dr Vijay Mehta - Member, National Executive, Foreign Affairs, Department - UK & EU, BJP/ Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awardee 2023 Dr Amit Lath, & EICBI Chairman Sujit.S.NAIR ., M.Sc, M.B.A, FRSA.

As war clouds began to loom over Ukraine, thousands of Indian students living there found themselves in a precarious situation. Some students left Ukraine in time, but many remained in the hope that there would be no war or if there was, it would not affect their studies. However, hope turned into disappointment when all students were advised to leave. Operation Ganga was a campaign conducted by the Government of India to evacuate Indian citizens, mostly students, during the war. The Government of India appealed to all the countries of Europe, the Indian diaspora, Indian embassies, the corporate world, and social and religious organizations to provide all possible support in moving Indian students back home from the troubled area. This book is the account of the sufferings of the students and their harrowing journeys, and the role of the Government of India and numerous Indians in rescuing them.

At the Parliament, Dr. Lalit Shyaam Tekchandani also strongly expressed his views and advocated the #MakeWithIndia philosophy. The Europe India Centre for Business and Industry is an independent, multi-lateral organisation which promotes business opportunities across various sectors in Europe and India. EICBI was formed with the intention of making European companies aware of the business opportunities in India and vice versa. EICBI hosts projects and international forums for the promotion of specific business and geo-political initiatives.


The mission of the organisation is to promote trade and investment between India and Europe, and to provide a platform for companies and businessmen who wish to become part of the India- Europe trade community. With a team of seasoned professionals at helm, the organisation also provides all the ground support required for companies to expand and flourish in Europe and India.


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