This is just a suggestion (and I fully understand if logistics make it
untenable) but would it be possible to hold a mini debconf somewhere in
northern or northeastern parts?
Those sections of India do not have much of a Debian presence yet.
+1 to this suggestion. Northern part is lacking in this. If such kind of conference will happen in northern part (N.Delhi or somewhere else then that may boost up the open source scenario. Rest are sponsors choice.