About Us Media Interactions/Speeches by Ambassador

  • 29th June 2024: Read the interview with Ambassador Srivastava published today in the newspaper Zadarski list on 4D's Democracy, Demography, Development and Diversity headlined "Croatia and India close to signing an agreement on migration and mobility". 
  • 24th June 2024  - Watch the beautiful glimpses of the Central Celebration of IDY 2024 at Zagreb Fair with statements from Ambassador Srivastava in the lifestyle TV show IN MAGAZIN.
    LINK: https://www.facebook.com/INmagazinNovaTV/videos/7701741809909180 

  • 20th June  2024 - Ambassador Srivastava’s seventh presence at Dobro jutro, Hrvatska TV show in past 42 months today covered following five themes in less than 15 minutes.  1. Elections- Planet’s largest democratic festival just concluded in India 2. ⁠Chess- that originated in India is now witnessing multiple prodigies from India both in male & female categories dominating the world Chess scene 3. ⁠Cricket- India leading in all forms of world cricket today, can now be seen played in Croatiatoo 4. ⁠Culture- multipleIndian cultural events can be seen this summer season in Croatia from Istria, Slavonija, to Dalmatia 5. ⁠Yoga- it’s a mindset of Awareness, Action, & Abandonment. 10th International Day of Yoga is being celebrated in 65 locations & events in Croatia between 1-22 June 2024.  LINK: 

  • 5th June, 2024 -  Media coverage on Kanal Ri television and Novi list newspaper in connection with the World Environment Day, which was celebrated with the symbolic planting of a (Cherry) tree, with the attendance of Ambassador Srivastava, the Mayor of Rijeka, Mr Marko Filipović, Manager of Rijeka Forestry, Ms Lidija Crnković and President of the Hindu Religious Society of Croatia, Swami Vivekpuri.

  • 8th April, 2024  - Ambassador Srivastava partipated at the 3rd Annual Charity Chess Tournament, held on 7th April in Zagreb, organized by the Hrvatski šahovski savez, Croatian chess grandmaster and host of the HRT show 'Chess Commentary' Alojzije Jankovic. The timeless game, which originated from India, gathered numerous famous personalities in the third edition of the humanitarian tournament with the aim of collecting funds for the children's departments of the Pula General Hospital and KBC Split. LINK: 

  • 27th March, 2024 - Embassy of India, Zagreb and Open University Zagreb organized the well attended lecture by Ambassador Srivastava on Contemporary India: Politics & Economy: “A Story on Human Centric Governance, Growth & Globalisation and about the Forthcoming Parliamentary Elections in India". The presentation highlighted India's civilisational heritage as the foundation for its current Human-Centric approach towards governance. The Ambassador interacted with the attendees, which included diplomats, students and Friends of India and shared the data & details on how the transformation that is taking place in India into a democratically, demographically, & digitally empowered nation is ensuring inclusive & sustainable green growth. The successful growth journey of India in the next 25 years would create positive value for the whole planet as India is driven by the thought of “World is one Family”.  LINK: 

  • 21st March, 2024 - In connection with the celebration of the Vishwa Hindi Diwas (विश्व हिन्दी दिवस) 2024 with the Indology department and ICCR Sanskrit chair at the Sveučilište u Zagrebu a special Hindi poetry book Bharat was released. The poem collection is a presentation of 30 poems translated into Hindi from the Croatian poetry book “Slon Siroče” written by the first Ambassador of Croatia to India, Drago štambuk. In his view the Book “Bharat” will contribute to a better mutual understanding between Croatia and India, fostering his poetic insights into a friendly and civilizationally important country; bringing India and Croatia even closer together. Ambassador Srivastava, who edited and curated the book "Bharat" expressed that these short poems revolve around the civilizational legacy of Vedic knowledge of Bharat, the secret of the universe, the values and experiences of humanity, the true nature of reality, nature, love and blissful union with the Supreme. The book was presented in front of important contributors of the Indology department for the past decades, esteemed members of the Croatian Indian Society and many other promoters of the India-Croatia partnership. The attendees saw the cultural performances of poetry, and dance music in Hindi from Indology students showcasing their expertise in the language and affection towards Bharat. LINK: https://www.facebook.com/profile/100066812438257/search?q=AMBASSADOR%20SRIVASTAVA&filters=eyJycF9jaHJvbm9fc29y

  • 23rd January 2024 - Interview with Ambassador Srivastava for Poslovni.hr TV about New India Strengthening Global Partnerships -through 3D's: Democracy, Demography, Diversity". Ambassador explained how India has strengthened its Democracy by putting people empowerment at the centre of its initiatives, which would create human-centric progress. He also explained that as One Earth, we are coming together to nurture our planet. As One Family, we support each other in the pursuit of growth. And we move together towards a shared future - One Future - which is an undeniable truth in these interconnected times. The India-Croatia artnership would grow along with growing opportunities in the coming decade and deepen the already strong P2P ties. LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZyke2qDrBs 
  • 15th December 2023 - On the occasion of India’s National Mathematics Day which is celebrated every year on 22 December on the birth anniversary of legendary Indian Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, a seminar was held at the Faculty of Science,
    Department of Mathematics, where the beauty of mathematics as seen by Ramanujan
    as the thought of God was presented, and connections between Indian & Croatian mathemati
    cians were described. Mathematics as the language of the universe naturally has connected people of the two countries, in the same way as Sanskrit is seen in deep-meaning words in the Croatian language. People-to-people ties get stronger by recognizing different fields where we work together and where we see common heritage.
    LINK: https://www.indianembassyzagreb.gov.in/docs/1704090756issue12_cn.pdf


  • 9th December 2023- The City of Bjelovar and Mayor Dario Hrebak invited Ambassador Srivastava to the Bjelovar IT Conference 2023, held on 9th December, where he could witness the positive energy of the ecosystem that has been built in the town of less than 40000 people with the Mayor's and City visionary leadership, hard work, and risk-taking capacity for the people’s better future. LINK: https://www.bjelovar.hr/indijski-veleposlanik-posjetio-bjelovar/

  • 30th November 2023 - India was the partner country of CroArgo and Healthy Food and Living fairs. At the opening, Ambassador Srivastava referred to the legacy of Nikola Tesla that the secrets of the universe can be understood by thinking in terms of frequency, vibration and energy, and expressed his happiness that the fair started with blissful Indian classical music on Sitar & Tabla. Healthy Living is a mindset and lifestyle matters more than medical issues. 90% of global ailments are connected to three issues Anxiety, Metabolism, and Stamina and stability. Broadly speaking all three have direct solutions through healthy living using principles of Yoga, Meditation, & Ayurveda, all three of which would be presented through consultations and workshops during the fair with India as the partner country. The Ambassador also mentioned that the opening of the Fair coincided with the ending of G20 India's presidency whose motto Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, which translates to "One Earth, One Family, One Future," is also a mindset matter where we see our existential reality which is of Unity. Find the full speech at the followinglink: https://www.fac

  • 7th November 2023 - The national literary event, the 45th Interliber was marked with the special guest, diplomat and author Amb. Vikas Swarup. Ambassador Srivastava pointed out that the 30 chapters in the recently published book, would be expanded exponentially in the next decade driven by people-to-people ties as Croatia and India has convergence in Democracy, complementarity in Demography, and commonality in Diversity. LINK: https://www.indianembassyzagreb.gov.in/docs/issue11nov.pdf

  • 25th October 2023 - Ambassador Srivastava joined with the bestseller author Zoran Salopek on Eastern and Western perspectives and underpinning in conversation the meaning of spirituality, the importance of combining intuition with intellect, simplifying emotional intelligence by understanding the universe within and connecting it to the universe outside, and the power of meditation to bring us back to the present moment and experience the life as it is. LINK: https://www.indianembassyzagreb.gov.in/docs/1698816920octnewsletter.pdf

  • 13th October 2023 - Ambassador Srivastava's presentation of Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) in India at the Smart Industry2023 conference of Poslovni Dnevnik organized on 12-13 October in the City of šibenik.
    LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucTevQB_DOw&t=3s

  • 28th September 2023 - India in Croatia (Embassy of India, Zagreb) along with the Indology Department of the University of Zagreb hosted the Hindi Diwas 2023  & Sanskrit Diwas celebrations in Zagreb.
    LINK: https://www.indianembassyzagreb.gov.in/docs/1696083316Em

  • 4th September 2023 - The Dobro jutro, Hrvatska (Good Morning Show) on Croatian National Television spoke with Ambassador Srivastava about ISRO - Indian Space Research Organisation successfully landing Chandrayaan-3 at Moon’s South Pole and its first Sun mission Aditya L1 to study Solar events that impact life on Earth.
    LINK: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v

  • 17th August 2023- Ambassador Srivastava hosted the National Day Reception on the occasion of the 76th Anniversary of Independence Day in Zagreb which also marked the conclusion of 75 weeks long Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations in which 100 cultural and 225 Yoga events were organized in Croatia.
    LINK: https://www.indianembassyzagreb.gov.in/docs/1693546849aug8.pdf

  • 16th August 2023- Read the comment piece by Ambassador Srivastava in the daily newspaper Poslovni dnevnik headlined "India has given voice to the countries of the global South in interactions with G20"LINK:

  • 15th August 2023: Ambassador Srivastava wrote an article for Poslovni dnevnik headlined "India gave a voice to the countries of the Global South in interactions with G20 members" LINK: https://www.poslovni.hr/kolumne/indija-je-dala-glas-zemljama-globalnoga-juga-u-interakcijama-s-clanicama-g20-4403772 

  • 11th July 2023 - Read the edition of the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) monthly magazine FIEO News about Croatia as its focus market with inputs from Ambassador Srivastava.
  • 21st June 2023 - The final celebration of this year’s International Day of Yoga was held on June 21, 2023, in Park Bundek (lake stage) with 100 attendees, organized by the Embassy of India in Croatia. Ambassador Srivastava highlighted the theme of the 9th IDY of “Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam - Yoga for World as one Family”.

  • 17th June 2023 - Ambassador Srivastava participated at the IDY2023 celebration in Novigrad with over 100 yoga participants jointly with the Mayor of the City of Novigrad, Mr. Anteo Miloš. The event was also supported by the City of Novigrad,Tourist Board of Novigrad Cittanova and the association Amrit Sagar - Yoga Novigrad-Poreč.
    LINK: https://www.facebook.com/udrugaamritsagar/posts/pfbid02g4Cd

  • 10th June 2023 - Ambassador Srivastava participated in a yoga session, which took place in Drniš Fortress Gradina and was organized in cooperation with the Tourist Board Drniš and Yoga studio Yoga Back to Basic - šibenik Knin.

  • 16th May 2023 - Ambassador Srivastava participated in the open discussion organized by the Croatian Indian Society at HKD Napredak Zagreb "Exploring India & Croatia ties in R&D projects" with Prof. Mirko Orlic, FCA, Andrija Mohorovicic Geophysical Ins., Fac. of Science, Uni. of Zagreb who held a lecture on “How the discontinuity became Mohorovičić's” about the work of Croatian seismologist Andrija Mohorovičić, credited with discovering and defining the Moho Discontinuity in 1909. Ambassador Srivastava invited the attendees to join the strong ongoing R&D ties between India and Croatia which are connected already through several institutions which could create new potential breakthroughs for scientists and the youth of both countries.
    LINK: https://www.indianembassyzagreb.gov.in/docs/1682927121nnnnn.pdf


    6th April 2023 - A gathering of 100 business persons from Croatia in Zagreb attended the conference on “How to do Business with India” organized by India Croatia Business Club. Amb Raj Srivastava in his address explained the great transformation
    taking place in India based on unique strength of 4Ds of Democracy, Demography, Diversity, & Demand in India. LINK:


  • March 30, 2023H.E. Mr. Raj Kumar Srivastava, Ambassador of India to the Republic of Croatia, visited the University of Rijeka on Thursday, March 30, 2023, accompanied by Mr. Ivan Delić, Information and Cultural Assistant at the Embassy. This is the Ambassador’s third visit to the University, and this time, he visited Rijeka to open the Rijeka part of the initiative related to the International Year of Millet (IYM). LINK: https://uniri.hr/en/vijesti/ambassador-srivastava-at-the-university-of-rijeka/ 

  • 24th February 2023: Read the article from the Croatian National Television titled "From St. Blaise to Bollywood, an unbreakable connection since the 15th century" refers to the strong India-Croatia & Grad Dubrovnik-Goa ties that date back from the 15th century, mentioning the ongoing week of "India in Dubrovnik" which ends on 26th February. The article points out that in recent years more and more tourists from India want to visit Dubrovnik because of the films that are shot here. Ambassador Srivastava mentioned that last February, a well-known Indian film production company shot a movie in Dubrovnik that would be released this year, and would surely increase e awareness about Dubrovnik in India.

  • 23rd February 2023 : As part of the "India in Dubrovnik" week on 22-2-23, the University of Dubrovnik hosted Ambassador Srivastava, with a lecture on the topic "What to expect from India in the next 25 years" for the students of the University of Dubrovnik. Ambassador Srivastava expressed his satisfaction with the India-Croatia ties on all levels of cooperation, which has grown rapidly in the last few years and invited the students to explore New India in the forthcoming Cultural week of India in Dubrovnik. A video of Mr Deepak Bagla’s, (CEO of the world’s best Investment Agency as awarded by UNCTAD) address on the transformation of India taking place was also played for the students. LINK: https://www.facebook.com/IndiainCroatia/posts/pfb

  • 20th February: Ambassador Srivastava and the Mayor of DubrOAvnik Mto Franković inaugurated the Week od "India in Dubrovnik".

  • 12th February 2023 : A two-day International Summit on Renewable Energy Sources (INSORE 2023) was held in Dubrovnik, organized by the Faculty of Agriculture from Zagreb, in cooperation with the North East Renewable Energy Lab from India. The opening was attended by Ambassador Srivastava and The Minister of Agriculture, Marija Vučković. LINK:

  • 25th January 2023 : Ambassador Srivastava gave an interview on the occasion of the ODOP exhibition at the Ethnographical Museum, Zagreb. The exhibition of the Embassy of India in Zagreb and the Ethnographic Museum presented the project "One district, One Product" by which the government of the Republic of India strives to preserve traditional crafts and improve the social and economic position of artisans.