Join us to meet Indian High Commissioner Muktesh Pardeshi

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And discuss matters of interest on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 3 pm Click here to join.

Venkat Raman
Auckland, January 25, 2022

  • Are you or one of your family members or friends stranded in India? Do you want to know the efforts being exercised by the Indian High Commission in Wellington to persuade the New Zealand government to allow those 790 (estimated) people anxiously waiting to return home?
  • Are you an Indian citizen living in New Zealand with financial and other stress and would like the Indian High Commission to reach out to you?
  • Do you need any other support or assistance?
  • Will the New Zealand government ever allow students from India to come here? What are the efforts of the High Commissioner in this connection?
  • What are the plans of the Indian government to promote the Diaspora in New Zealand?
  • Can the Indian High Commission help those applying for Pathway to Residency Programme of the New Zealand government?
  • Do you have any comments on the way in which the Indian High Commission is working?
  • Do you wish to know about OCI, Travel to and from India?

About the Discussion

You can get to know the answers to the above questions and more from India’s High Commissioner to New Zealand Muktesh Pardeshi this weekend.

‘Indians Living in Auckland,’ the largest Facebook group of Indians in the country’s biggest city is organising a Discussion with the distinguished diplomat in association with Indian Newslink. The Programme, being co-hosted by the Wellington-based Indian High Commission, will be held from 3 pm to 4.30 pm on Saturday, January 29, 2022.

Muktesh Pardeshi, India’s High Commissioner to New Zealand (INL Photo)

The Discussion is a part of the joint efforts of ‘Indians Living in Auckland Facebook Group’ and Indian Newslink to foster positive and constructive discussions regularly with diplomats, ministers, parliamentarians, community leaders and others.

Rashna Tata, a popular community leader, will moderate the discussion and present questions to Mr Pardeshi on behalf of members of the Group, readers of Indian Newslink and other guests. Nitin Suri, an IT expert, will manage the technical aspects of the programme.

The event will be available on Facebook and YouTube later.

Some ground rules

Mr Pardeshi will endeavour to answer as many questions as possible.

However, questions should be sent on or before 6 pm on Thursday, January 27, 2022 by email to

Some ground rules are to be followed in the interest of a robust discussion.

  1. Please mute your audio and disable your video. This compliance is mandatory
  2. There will no discussions on politics or religion; no name-calling and no derogatory remarks on any person
  3. Supplementary questions may be asked on the chat line during the Discussion but they will be chosen subject to time and other constraints
  4. The Team Meetings Administrator reserves the right to remove anyone who violates the conditions

Following is the live-link to the Discussion with Indian High Commissioner. The Facebook Group will be open from 2.50 pm on Saturday, January 29, 2022.

If you need any further clarification, please email

Please click the following link (or the link mentioned on top of this story) to join the Discussion:

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