For the first time, the Indian Council for World Affairs (ICWA) will webcast live the address of visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Thursday.
"We are very privileged to have the Chinese Premier to speak at the Council. The speech will be webcast live for the first time here," ICWA director general Sudhir T Devare told IANS.
Wen is in India on a three-day visit. On Thursday, he will hold formal talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Following that, Wen will give a speech on India-China relations at ICWA's Sapru House - the in-house think tank of the external affairs ministry, in the afternoon. The council's website, www.icwa.in, will have a link to the webcast for viewers to follow the English translation of the speech online.
According to Devare, this maiden effort is part of the effort to "modernize and digitize" the 67-year-old institution which likes to model itself on Chatham House in Britain. "We had a major project to digitize 125,000 journals in our library. Besides, we also digitized our vast collection of eight lakh newspaper clippings," he said.