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Chandigarh to host British Week: Partnership for progress and prosperity

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi stands on stage during an event at Wembley Stadium, in London, November 13, 2015.  REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett  - RTS6UE0
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi stands on stage during an event at Wembley Stadium, in London, November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett - RTS6UE0

New Delhi/Chandigarh, Nov.19 : The British Deputy High Commission in Chandigarh, in collaboration with the British Council Chandigarh, UK Trade and Investment and Visit Britain, is organising a week of events to showcase UK expertise and take forward UK’s partnership with Northern India, especially in the areas of food and culture, education, tourism, healthcare, agri-tech and tackling climate change.
The British Week kicks off on November 21 and runs till November 29.

It will be inaugurated by Kirron Kher, MP for Chandigarh.

Speaking about the British Week in Chandigarh, Kher said, “I am delighted to be a part of the British Week in Chandigarh by inaugurating the Taste of Britain Curry Festival on Saturday. It is wonderful that Chandigarh is playing host to British Chefs, healthcare experts, agriculture specialists, companies and universities. It is a great way of strengthening our relationship and I look forward to all the events and activities.”

British Deputy High Commissioner Chandigarh, David Lelliott said, “British Week in Chandigarh will be a celebration not only of the strength but also the breadth of the UK’s relations with this part of India – and, of course, provide an opportunity to explore ways to develop our partnership further. So the program encompasses education, culture, politics, trade, investment and tourism. A wide range of UK excellence and expertise will be showcased, both in areas where we have long standing collaborations like education and healthcare, but also in those where we would like to do more, such as climate change and agri-tech. It is the breadth of our engagement, coupled with our people to people links that make the India-UK relationship unique. Our decision to establish our new Deputy High Commission in Chandigarh is a reflection of that and of our commitment to take our partnership with this part of India to the next level.”

The week will conclude with two performances of the Filter Theatre’s rendition of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”, organised by the British Council Chandigarh. (ANI)