This year India and the Netherlands are commemorating the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. To mark the occasion, Shri Sanjay Verma, Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs and Mr Marten van den Berg, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to India released a joint logo on 2 March 2022.
The logo features a lotus and a tulip – the national flowers of both countries. The chakra in the middle of the logo depicts the bond of our friendship and the flag colours enhance the connections that exist between the people of India and people of the Netherlands.
To celebrate the 75th anniversary, a large number of events and activities are planned during the year in a wide range of areas of cooperation including water, agriculture, innovation, energy, climate and culture.
To celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Netherlands presented 3000 fresh tulips to India, as a symbol of friendship, which were planted in the Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan gardens.