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Danish Official visit to India

At the invitation of Vice-President of India, Shri. Jagdeep Dhankar, TRH The Crown Prince & Princess of Denmark paid an official visit to India from 26th February to 2nd March 2023. They were accompanied by H.E. Mr. Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark, H.E. Mr. Lars Aagard, Minister for Climate, Energy & Utilities of Denmark along with a high-level business delegation of 38 Danish companies.

On 26th February, TRH The Crown Prince & Princess of Denmark visited Taj Mahal in Agra followed by a visit to Agra Fort.

Their official programme began on 27th February in New Delhi. Their first meeting was held with External Affairs Minister of India, Dr. S. Jaishankar. They discussed about sustainability, digital delivery and also about the growing Green Strategic Partnership between both the countries.

The Crown Prince couple also paid their respects to honour Mahatma Gandhi’s principles based on peace, harmony and non-violence. They attended a memorial ceremony at Raj Ghat.

In the afternoon,TRH The Crown Prince & Princess attended the inauguration of the exhibition ‘Silver Treasures from Denmark and India’ at National Museum, New Delhi in collaboration with Museum Kolding, Denmark. The exhibition marks the recently agreed-upon cultural exchange programme between India & Denmark for the years 2023-2026.

Lastly, in the evening TRH the Crown Prince & Princess attended the Grand Dinner, hosted by H.E. Freddy Svane, Danish Ambassador to India. They attended the Grand Dinner alongside high-level Indian leaders, representatives of Indo-Danish companies and partners. The Grand Dinner was a celebration of decades of friendship between India and Denmark in the presence of the Crown Prince couple. To make the evening remarkable, RagaJazz, renowned Indo-Danish band performed music pieces inspired by Indian ragas & Scandinavian Jazz.

On 28TH February, The Crown Prince couple attended the business seminar, Partner for Green & Sustainable Progress. The business seminar was attended by key stakeholders of Indo-Danish companies, Ministers from both the sides, etc. The couple also the met the business company representatives from both the sides over the company walk during the lunch.

In the afternoon, HRH The Crown Princess visited to All India Institute of Medical Sciences in her capacity as the as the patron of Maternity Foundation. During her visit, she learned how India is working towards to achieve low infant mortality rate. They also had a courtesy meeting with President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu in the Rashtrapati Bhawan in the evening.

On 1st March, TRH The Crown Prince and Princess travelled to Chennai for various programmes under Energy and water track and to visit existing Danish companies in Chennai.

HRH The Crown Prince attended a symbolic ground breaking ceremony held at Indian Institute of Technology Research Park in Chennai to mark the Indo-Danish collaboration in energy field.

Whereas, HRH The Crown Princess visited the Danish engineering company Larsen & Toubro to learn more about their work in India. She also visited headquarters of Grundfos, another Danish company working in water industry.

In the afternoon, The Crown Prince couple attended a Lunch at the residence of Governor of Tamil Nadu, Shri. Ravindra Narayan Ravi. Afterwards, in the evening, The Crown Prince couple along with Buisness delegation attended a reception marking the 25th year anniversary of Grundfos in India.

After completing their visit to India, The Crown Prince couple returned back to Denmark from Chennai. This visit of the Royal Prince couple was the first visit from the Danish Royal Family in two decades. HM The Queen Margrethe II had visited India in 1963 as Crown Princess.