This event takes place at the iconic Tomb of Safdarjung. It was built in 1754 in the style of the late Mughal architecture. The tomb was built by Safdar Jung, the powerful first minister of Muhammad Shah who ruled over the Mughal Empire from 1719 to 1748. The central grave has a large dome. Four canals span the sides of the tomb leading to the different wings of the complex. One is an ornamental gate while the others are pavilions with living quarters built in. Octagonal towers are located at each of the corners. The canals are four oblong basins. A small mosque is included next to the entryway. In short, a remarkable background for this event.
The tomb is administered by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). This organisation is part of the Ministry of Culture and can be compared to the Dutch Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed. The ASI was founded in 1861 and administers more than 3,650 temples, mosques, fortresses, caves and other monuments.
Their Majesties will separately pass by four high tables with six alumni each. Every table has its own topic central to the discussion.
His Majesty King Willem-Alexander (HMK):
- Water management
- Law and social sciences
- Science and engineering
Her Majesty Queen Maxima (HMQ):
- Agriculture and environment
- Business and economics
- Liberal arts and culture
- Architecture and urban planning
Unfortunately this is an invite only event.
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