(Eds: Disclaimer: The following content is a press release. PTI assumes no editorial responsibility in this regard.) August 3, 2021, Sonipat: demonstrating its commitment to institutional excellence, OP Jindal Global University (JGU) brings another eminent personality to its university community. Ambassador Venu Rajamony will join Jindal Global Law School as a professor of diplomatic practice. Career diplomat with 34 years of experience, scholar and former journalist, Venu Rajamony is a well-known speaker, author and patron of arts and culture. Rajamony was Ambassador of India to the Netherlands from 2017 to 2020. He was also Permanent Representative of India to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague and responsible for India’s relations with the International Court of Justice and the Permanent Court of Arbitration. . Ambassador Rajamony received an LL.B. degree from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala and an M.A.in international studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Ambassador Rajamony’s tenure in the Netherlands has witnessed several high-level visits and unique initiatives aimed at raising the profile of India. These included the opening of the Ambassador’s House, a tourism promotion initiative called ‘Bollywood on a Boat’ in the canals of Amsterdam; wellness festivals to mark International Yoga Day at Amsterdam’s Museumplein and Dam Square; the annual Gandhi marches in the city of The Hague; and an awareness program in schools and colleges spreading the message of non-violence. Ambassador Rajamony appeared on behalf of India before the International Court of Justice in the case “Advisory Opinion on the Legal Consequences of the Separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius”. He was a member of the Indian delegation to the ICJ in the Jadhav (India v. Pakistan) case and India’s co-agent in the Enrica Lexie (Italy v. India) case before the Permanent Court of Arbitration. Ambassador Rajamony wrote two books during his tenure in the Netherlands – What We Can Learn from the Dutch – Rebuilding Kerala post 2018 Floods and India and the Netherlands – Past, Present and Future. The latter was published by the Dutch King Hiss Royal Highness Willem-Alexander in September 2019 and has been hailed as an encyclopedia of the intercultural encounter between India and the Netherlands. The book What Can We Learn from The Dutch – Rebuilding Kerala Post 2018 Floods was published in January 2019. It describes the Dutch response to floods throughout history, their innovations in water management and the lessons that the state of Kerala in India could benefit. . A Malayalam translation of the book titled -Pralayam, Prathirodham, Punarnirmanam – Padikkaam Dutch Paadangal was published by Kerala Chief Minister Shri Pinarayi Vijayan in January 2021 in the presence of opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala and former minister in Chief Oommen Chandy. Ambassador Rajamony served as press secretary to Indian President Pranab Mukherjee from 2012 to 2017. He was part of President Mukherjee’s team when interacting with visiting leaders such as Emperor Akihito of the Japan, Chinese President Xi Jinping, President Vladimir Putin of Russia and President Barack Obama of the United States. He was a member of President Mukherjee’s delegation on state visits to 20 countries, including China, Russia, Israel, Bangladesh and Vietnam. He also accompanied the President on more than 100 official tours of India. Rajamony was Co-Secretary and Head of the Multilateral Institutions Division of the Economic Affairs Department of the Indian Government’s Ministry of Finance from 2010 to 2012. He was responsible for formulating India’s policies towards the International Monetary Fund, the Bank World, the Asian Development Bank, the African Development Bank and the International Fund for Agricultural Development. In this capacity, he oversaw foreign aid to India of around $ 34 billion (spread over 140 projects). He was India’s deputy to the International Development Association and a member of Indian delegations to the spring and fall meetings of the IMF’s International Monetary and Financial Committee and the World Bank Group Development Committee as well as at the Annual General Meetings of the ADB. Rajamony’s tenure as Indian Consul General in Dubai from 2007-2010 marked a highlight in India-UAE relations. He was very well received for his efforts to improve the well-being of over two million Indians, promote trade and investment, reach UAE nationals, and improve the image and quality of the nation. soft power of India. He capped his stay in Dubai with the publication of a table book titled India and the UAE: In Celebration of a Legendary Friendship. A Malayalam version of the book was published in Kerala in 2013 and the Arabic version was published in the United Arab Emirates in 2014. Rajamony also served in the Indian missions in Hong Kong, Beijing, Geneva and Washington, DC He worked as a chef Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Minister Yashwant Sinha from 2003 to 2005 was an Asia Foundation Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC between 2001 and 2002. He is the author of a monograph entitled ‘The India-China-US Triangle: A Soft Balance of Power in the Making’ during his internship at CSIS. Fluent in Chinese, which he studied at the University of Hong Kong, Rajamony is fluent in Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam and French. Prior to the Foreign Service, Rajamony was Kochi Correspondent of the National Indian Express Daily from 1983 to 1986. Welcoming Ambassador Rajamony, the Founding Vice-Chancellor, OP Jindal Global University Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, a said, “We are very pleased to have Ambassador Rajamony at JGU as his vast experience will enrich the quality and diversity of teaching and learning at the university. He brings with him exceptional experience in law, international relations, diplomacy and multilateralism. His various professional trajectories will allow him to make his contribution to the strengthening of institutions and to academic excellence. It will be an amazing opportunity for JGU students to learn from his rich experience and knowledge. Ambassador Venu Rajamony said, “I am delighted to join JGU, which has been declared an institution of eminence by the Indian government and ranked as the best private university in India. I believe that JGU is at the forefront of reimagining the role of universities and fully subscribes to its core values ​​of interdisciplinarity, innovative pedagogy, pluralism, rigorous scholarship, globalism and international engagement. JGU has a major role to play in nurturing talent that can lift India into the ranks of the world’s leading nations, and I intend to do my best to contribute to this effort ”. REP REP

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