India's president H.E. Pranab Mukherjee visiting Uppsala University


Uppsala University had the great privilege to host the honorable president of India, Pranab Mukherjee, at 2 June 2015. 

On June 2, during the official Indian state visit to Sweden, the president of India, H.E. Pranab Mukherjee appeared at Uppsala University, alongside the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Margot Wallström.  H.E. the President was accompanied to Uppsala by two members of the Swedish Royal Family, H.R.H Crown Princess Victoria and H.R.H Prince Daniel. Now, you can view the entire lecture from the Grand Auditorium online provided by Uppsala University (video above).

The Forum for South Asia Studies was present at the event with over 100 students and scholars to hear the presidents reflections on Tagore and Gandhi and their relevance for global peace in todays world. Prior to the speech Forum representatives were engaged in high level consultations with several vice chancellors of Indian universities as well as in the official reception of the President and Her Royal Highness, Crown Princess Victoria, at Uppsala University.

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