Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar presented a copy of the credentials to the Chief of Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw - 21st January, 2019

Flag Hoisting Ceremony on the occasion of 70th Republic Day of India at Embassy Auditorium(26th January, 2019)

70th Republic Day of India Reception at India House(26th January, 2019)

The Letter of Credence presented by Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar to the President of Myanmar, U Win Myint at a formal ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw| (30 January, 2019)

Ambassador Saurabh Kumar along with Vice-Senior General Soe Win inaugurated the United Nations Peacekeeping Training Programme for the Myanmar Military (Tatmadaw) in Nay Pyi Taw(4th February, 2019)

Concluding Ceremony Bapu@150 Car Rally From New Delhi to Yangon at Inya Lake Hotel, Yangon Minister for Hotels & Tourism U Ohn Maung and Chief Minister of Yangon Region U Phyo Min Thein graced the ceremony(24th February, 2019)

ITEC Day Celebrations graced by H.E. U Hla Thein, Chairman, Union Election Commission and H.E. Dr Than Myint, Minister for Commerce at Aureum Palace Hotel in NayPyiTaw(25 Feb, 2019)

Grandeur of Chola Temples -As part of the celebrating India’s cultural heritage in Myanmar, “Exhibition of Archival Photographs of the Chola Temples of India” was inaugurated by Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar and Minister for Religious Affairs & Culture Thura U Aung Ko at National Museum, Yangon on 3rd March, 2019

India Myanmar -Investment Development Initiative -Chapter 1-Dialogue with Director Generals on Investment,Commerce and Insurance. The event was organised by the Embassy of India, Yangon in association with the India Myanmar Chamber of Commerce at Pan Pacific Hotel in Yangon on 2nd March, 2019

|| Friendship Project || Ambassador Shri SaurabhKumar visited the India Myanmar Centre of Enhancement of IT Skills. IMCEITS: A centre of excellence set up by India’s Centre for Advancement of Computing(C-DAC) to enhance IT skills among youth & generate employment (7 March, 2019)

|| Health Cooperation ||Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar visited the 200 bedded Women and Children Hospital in Monywa, which was built with the assistance of India as part of Myanmar-India Friendship Project.(13 March, 2019)

|| Development Cooperation ||Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar visited Myanmar Institute of Information Technology (MIIT) Mandalay & met the Director, the Rector, Indian and #Myanmar faculty members.(12 March, 2019)

Neighbourhood First ||Ambassador Shri SaurabhKumar visited Tamu( Myanmar)-Moreh(India) Border where the new Friendship Bridge will be constructed. He also met the ICP Moreh Manager, Assam Rifles and other Security Personnel at the Border (14 March, 2019)

Reaching out to the States -Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar participated at the panel discussion at the Chin State Investment & Product Fair & spoke about: #ActEast #NeighbourhoodFirst #Connectivity How Chin State can act as a gateway for Commerce Development (Myanmar Convention Centre, Yangon)(16 March, 2019)

Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar visited the Headquarter of @TheMyanmarTimes to meet the editorial team and discuss about #IndiaMyanmar Relations - past, present, and future.(19 March, 2019)

Capacity Building Project-Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar met the director of Myanmar India Centre for English Language Training (MICELT )to discuss ways to further enhance bilateral cooperation.(22 March, 2019)

Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar met Dr. Pho Kaung, the Rector of Yangon University. They discussed:#BapuAt150 Celebrations, Student Exchange Programme ,University-2-University Links,ICCR & ITEC Scholarships , Knowledge Sharing Sessions (22 March, 2019)

Capacity Building Project-Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar met the director of Myanmar India Centre for English Language Training (MICELT )to discuss ways to further enhance bilateral cooperation.(22 March, 2019)

Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar met Dr. Pho Kaung, the Rector of Yangon University. They discussed:#BapuAt150 Celebrations, Student Exchange Programme ,University-2-University Links,ICCR & ITEC Scholarships , Knowledge Sharing Sessions (22 March, 2019)

Ambassador of India Shri Saurabh Kumar called on State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and discussed about the growing closeness between the 2 countries.India’s -Neighbourhood First & Act East Policy and India-Myanmar's Connectivity, Commerce ,Cultural Links & Capacity Building(NayPyiTaw- 3 April, 2019)

Ambassador of India Shri Saurabh Kumar called on Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing at Bayintnaung Guesthouse in Nay Pyi Taw and discussed about the bilateral Defence and Security Cooperation between India and Myanmar(3 April, 2019)

As part of celebrations of India’s cultural heritage in Myanmar, ‘Foundation Day of Indian Council for Cultural Relations ICCR’ was organised by the Embassy of India, Yangon at Sule Shangri La Hotel on 9th April, 2019. Deputy Minister for Religious Affairs & Culture U Kyi Min and Spouse graced the event.

Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar visited Thayninga Institute for Strategic Studies and interacted with Dr Naing Swe Oo, Executive Director and his team on various contemporary issues pertaining to peace and security( 22 April,2019)

The First Joint Working Group on Health Cooperation met in Nay Pyi Taw to discuss :Capacity Building ,Technical Assistance ,Business Development ,Regulatory Framework for Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices(NayPyiTaw-25 April,2019)

Indian experts Mr. Shakti Sinha & Dr V N Alok, along with Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar met with Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies (MISIS) and other think tanks to discuss:Constitution Building in India , Myanmar’s Experiences ,Shared Challenges & Opportunities for Collaboration (Yangon, 25th April, 2019)

Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar met Union Minister for Industry U Khin Maung Cho in Nay Pyi Taw to discuss: Cooperation in Manufacturing Sector, Capacity Building Programmes, Industrial Training Centres Investment Opportunities(2nd May, 2019)

Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar inaugurated ‘Manipura(Datta) Suspension Bridge’ in Chin State|This bridge built with India’s Assistance will: Enhance Rural Connectivity,Reduce Prices of Commodities ,Facilitate Trade ,Bring Development (7 May, 2019)

Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar met the Chief Minister of Chin State U Salai Lian Luai. They discussed: #HICDP: High Impact Community Development Projects ,Connectivity Projects ,People-to-People Contacts,Bilateral Trade & Security issues (9th May, 2019)

Defence Secretary of India, Shri Sanjay Mitra called on Union Minister for Defence Lt-Gen Sein Win in Nay Pyi Taw They discussed:Increasing cooperation between the two militaries &Training and cooperation in the border region(NayPyiTaw, 16th May, 2019)

Defence Secretary Sh. Sanjay Mitra called on Commander-in-Chief of Defence Service Sr. General Min Aung Hlaing in Nay Pyi Taw| They discussed: Cooperation between the two militaries &Border Security, Stability and Development(NayPyiTaw, 16th May, 2019)

Shri Sanjay Mitra,Defence Secretary called on State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in Nay Pyi Taw. They discussed:Areas of Bilateral Defence Cooperation,Maintaining Security, Peace and Stability along the border &Capacity Building for Tatmadaw(NayPyiTaw, 16th May, 2019)

Deck Reception onboard INS Saryu graced by Chief Minister of Yangon Region U Phyo Min Thein (27th May, 2019)

President of Myanmar, U Win Myint at the oath-taking ceremony of PM Narendra Modi and Council of Ministers at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi (30 May, 2019)

Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar inaugurated the Yoga Flash in Yangon where Yoga enthusiasts joined at Junction City Mall to create greater awareness about Yoga and its benefits.(Yangon, 5th June,2019))

Ambassador of India Shri Saurabh Kumar called on Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing in Nay Pyi Taw. They discussed matters related to increasing friendship and cooperation between the two militaries.(10 June, 2019)

Ambassador of India Shri Saurabh Kumar called on Chairman Union Election Commission, U Hla Thein, in Nay Pyi Taw, to discuss: Enhancing Cooperation between the two Election Commissions,Capacity Building,Training Programmes & Sharing of Experience & Knowledge(11 June, 2019)

Handing over ceremony of tractors, harvesters and computers to Rakhine State Government and Sittwe Computer University at Sittwe.(13 June, 2019)

1st Annual General Meeting of India Myanmar Chamber of Commerce & Industry held at UMFCCI (Yangon-14th June, 2019)

5th International Day of Yoga was celebrated in Yangon. Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar and Union Minister for Health & Sports

Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar interacted with the representatives & journalists from various media groups and spoke about: - Neighbourhood First, Act East, Indo-Pacific ,Connectivity & Capacity Building Projects & Commerce & Trade (Yangon, 17th June, 2019).

Indian Food Week festival inaugurated by Ambassador Saurabh Kumar at Hotel Novotel, Yangon. The event goes on until the 30th of June.(19 June, 2019)

Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar called on the Union Minister for Investment & Foreign Economic Relations and NSA H.E. U Thaung Tun to discuss matters such as:Air connectivity ,Bilateral trade and commerce ,Indian investments and projects(NayPyiTaw, 27 June 2019)

Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar called on Union Minister of Health and Sports, Dr. Myint Htwe in Nay Pyi Taw to discuss: Capacity building of healthcare professionals & Cooperation on Yoga and Sports(NayPyiTaw, 27 June 2019)

Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar welcomed the delegation led by Shri Patowary, Minister of Commerce & Trade, Government of Assam for an interaction with IMCC and UMFCCI. Dr. Maung Maung Lay, Vice President, UMFCCI spoke about India Myanmar trade ties.(Pan Pacific Hotel, Yangon, 4th July, 2019)

||Shared Heritage-Rabindra Nath Tagore||‬ Ambassador Saurabh Kumar and Mr. Manjurul Karim Khan Chowdhury, Ambassador of Bangladesh to Myanmar inaugurated the commemoration of 158th birth anniversary of Sri Rabindra Nath Tagore at the Rama Krishna Mission Hall, Yangon‬.(7th July, 2019)

Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar handed over the documents related to 250 pre-fabricated houses for use of displaced returnees from Bangladesh, to U Aung Kyaw Zan, Joint-chairman of Returnee Resettlement Work Committee and the Minister for Electricity, Industry and Transportation of Rakhine State Government at MaungDaw in Rakhine State on July 9, 2019. Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Dr. Win Myat Aye graced the occasion with Rakhine State Gov officials.

Hon'ble MoS for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Parshottam Rupala and Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar attended the First BIMSTEC ministerial meeting on Agriculture at Nay Pyi Taw between 11-12 July 2019.

Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar & spouse Smt. Smriti Srivastav, inaugurated an art exhibition at Embassy Auditorium in presence of the dip. corps, artists & others.This is on the occasion of Full Moon Day of Warso, in association with Asia Art Connect, to promote local artists.(16 July, 2019)

Book Donation Ceremony held at National Library, Nay Pyi Taw. Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar donated 42 books on different subjects including the Constitution of India, Ancient cultural relation between India-Myanmar and many more.(17 July, 2019)

| Capacity Building Programme || @IndiainMyanmar organised an “Interactive Experience Sharing Session” for Myanmar Township Administrators who underwent Mid-Career Training Program at NCGG (National Centre for Good Governance), Mussoorie, @DARPG_GoI (29 July, 2019)

|| Sharing Experience, Building Understanding || @AmbSaurabhKumar spoke at the seminar on ‘Myanmar Press Freedom and Democracy Level’ organised by Mizzima TV and Voice of America (VOA)

|| Capacity Building Programme || Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar visited India Myanmar Industrial Training Centre in Pakokku & Myingyan (6 August, 2019)

On the occasion of the 73rd Independence Day of India - a Flag Hoisting ceremony and a cultural programme was organised at the Embassy of India, Yangon.(15 August, 2019)

|Celebrating India's Independence Day in Myanmar| Manipuri Classical Dance Concert led by Ms. Sobita Devi Sougaijam performed at KMA Ball Room on 15th August, 2019

To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi Embassy of India, Yangon organized an event "Cycling for Peace" in association with Myanmar Cycling Federation at Kandawgyi Park, Yangon. This event is supported by State Bank of India, the largest bank of India and 100PLUS.(18 August, 2019)

Planting of 550 saplings by Myanmar Sikh Community to Commemorate 550th Birth Anniversary of Shri Guru Nanak Devi ji near Thatta Thattaha Maha Bawdi Pagoda at NayPyitaw(25 August, 2019)

Planting of 550 saplings by Myanmar Sikh Community to Commemorate 550th Birth Anniversary of Shri Guru Nanak Devi ji near Thatta Thattaha Maha Bawdi Pagoda at NayPyitaw(25 August, 2019)

Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th Birth Anniversary Year || 150 Saplings Planted - Members of Sanatan Dharm Swayam Sewak Sangh planted 150 tree saplings at Mangal Sevashram at Thanlyin (31st August, 2019)

Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th Birth Anniversary Year || 150 Saplings Planted - Members of Sanatan Dharm Swayam Sewak Sangh planted 150 tree saplings at Mangal Sevashram at Thanlyin (31st August, 2019)

Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar and Dr. Min Ye Paing Hein, Deputy Minister for Ministry of Industry, participated at a Seminar on ‘Myanmar Investment-2019.’ The event was organised by #IMCC with the support of Embassy of India, Yangon.(Novotel Hotel, Yangon-2nd September, 2019)

|| Blood Donation Campaign || To pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th Birth Anniversary, a Blood donation camp was organized at National Blood Bank, Yangon. Amb. Shri Saurabh Kumar, Dr. Daw Thida Aung, DG of the national blood bank and 200+ blood donors participated in the event.(8th September, 2019)

|| Connecting Cities || Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar along with Deputy Minister of Transport, H.E. Mr. Kyaw Myo and other dignitaries, inaugurated the Kolkata-Yangon-Kolkata Indigo flight (20th September, 2019) Daily operations commence w.e.f. 20 September.

The Embassy of India, Yangon celebrated Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Day on 19 September 2019 at Thingaha Hotel in NayPyiTaw

Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar along with Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, Commander-in-Chief (Army), Vice-Senior General Soe Win, inaugurated the UN Peacekeeping Training Programme for the Myanmar Military in Nay Pyi Taw.(23 September, 2019)

|Dialogue with the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations (MIFER)| India-Myanmar Chamber of Commerce supported by Embassy hosted an interaction with U Aung Naing Oo, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations (MIFER)| Q&A on policy issues related to business & investment followed.(Pan Pacific Hotel-28 September, 2019)

|| Celebrating the Mahatma || The Embassy of India, Yangon and Mahatma Gandhi 150th Anniversary Celebration Committee organize “Photo Exhibition of 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi” in the Embassy Auditorium. Exhibition is opened to all from 09:30 hrs to 05:30 hrs on September 29-30, 2019.

India CLMV Business Conclave, Yangon 27-28 Nov, 2019

|| #GandhiAt150 || Ambassador of India Shri Saurabh Kumar & spouse Smt. Smriti Srivastav visited General Post Office, Yangon to participate in the official release of a commemorative postage stamp by Myanmar Post, on Mahatma Gandhi, to mark his 150th birth anniversary.(2nd October, 2019)

The Embassy of India, Yangon and Mahatma Gandhi 150th birth Anniversary Celebration Committee organized “Padd Yatra” on the day of Gandhi Jayanti. Ambassador Sri Saurabh Kumar and Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein inaugurated & participated in the event. A large number of people participated in this Padd Yatra.(2nd October, 2019)

||Celebrating 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi|| Under the yearlong celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Embassy of India in Yangon, organized an event “MahatmArpan” a musical tribute to Gandhiji at the Sule Shangri-La Hotel, Yangon on October 6, 2019. The event was graced by Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein and spouse.

||Supporting Myanmar in its fight against Rabies|| The Government of India hands over 10,000 vials of Anti-Rabies Vaccine to Ministry of Health & Sports, Government of Myanmar.(7 October,2019)

Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar paid a courtesy call on H. E. Dr Zaw Myint Maung, Chief Minister, Mandalay Region and discussed about enhancing trade, investment, cultural exchange, people to people contacts, capacity building, connectivity, small development projects etc(7th October, 2019)

Inauguration by Minister for External Affairs of India of e-ITEC Big Data Analytics course through video conference conducted by IIT, Madras. Skill building for Myanmar youth. 85 participants to attend 11 week course at MIIT, Mandalay. (7 October, 2019)

Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar inaugurated MEDEX 2019-International Medical and Pharma Equipments & Supplies Exhibition at Tatmadaw Hall, Yangon(9th October, 2019)

Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar, AVSM, VSM, VCNS met Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing in Nay Pyi Taw. They discussed:Enhancing Border Cooperation,Conducting Goodwill Visits,Exchange of Trainees & Sharing Technical Know-how.(17 October, 2019)

|| Celebrating Together - Diwali || Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar, Dr. Win Myat Aye, Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Chief Minister of Bago Division, Ministers, Indian Community, Diplomats - celebrated Deepawali together at Thategaon, Kyauktaga.(25 October, 2019)

71 Indian Companies are participating at MYANFOOD 2019, Yangon ||Myanmar’s biggest International Event for food & allied industry| ||Ambassador Shir Saurabh Kumar inaugurated the event and India Pavillion ||Coordinated by: Trade Promotion Council of India @TPCI_ @ASSOCHAM4India (Yangon, 31st October, 2019)

RASHTRIYA EKTA DIWAS PLEDGE Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar administered the pledge to the members of Embassy of India, Yangon - A pledge in the spirit of unification of our country which was made possible by the vision and actions of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.(31 October, 2019)

As part of the Vigilance Awareness Week 2019 and this year's theme "Integrity - A Way of Life" Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar led the members of Embassy of India, Yangon to take the Integrity Pledge. (29 October, 2019)

|| Leaders Meeting at #ASEAN2019 || Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi met the State Counsellor of Myanmar, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, on the sidelines of the 16th India-ASEAN Summit They discussed ways to further strengthen and deepen #IndiaMyanmar Relationship (3 November, 2019)

||Unity of Purpose through Yoga|| ||Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar and Deputy Minister for Sports Dr. Mya Lay Sein inaugurated the three days Yoga workshop in Nay Pyi Taw. ||A Joint Venture between India & Myanmar ||250 Participants Attended-Govt. Officials, Yoga instructors. (4th November, 2019)

Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar attended the Opening Ceremony of ‘3rd Religions for Peace Advisory Forum on National Reconciliation and Peace in Myanmar’ in Nay Pyi Taw on 14 November 2019.

Ambassador along with Defence and Naval Attaches from Embassy laying wreath in homage and remembrance of the fallen heroes at the Commonwealth Graves Commission Memorial at Htaukkyan, Yangon - “Their Name Liveth For Evermore!" (10 November, 2019)

Celebrating Constitution Day of India(26 November, 2019)

Cultural connect-Ambassador Saurabh Kumar addressed the Sikh Community at National Theatre, Mandalay and released the commemorative postal stamp during 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji Celebrations.(29 December, 2019)

Ambassador Saurabh Kumar felicitated 4 member cycling team from National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports @DirangNimas - at Embassy of India, Yangon. They are on a 4 country expedition to create awareness about Green Earth and Adventure Sports(26 December, 2019)