If you are a participant in this workshop, you are advised to state the purpose of your visit as "Attending a Conference". We have obtained an approval for conducting this workshop from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA); it is for this purpose that we had asked the participants to supply us some information about their passports etc. If required by the consulate to which you are applying for your visa, we can fax you or the consulate a copy of this letter. In practice, a letter of invitation might suffice; please feel free to send an email to Anurag Kumar who will then fax you a letter. Please mention your full name, affiliation and address.