Chandigarh to host British Week from Nov 21 till Nov 29

  • Asian News International, New Delhi/Chandigarh
  • Updated: Nov 20, 2015 21:32 IST

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 the UK’s partnership with northern India, especially in areas of food and culture, education, tourism, health care, agri-tech and tackling climate change.

The British Week kicks off on November 21 and runs till November 29. It will be inaugurated by Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher.

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, health care experts, agriculture specialists, companies and universities. It is a great way of strengthening our relationship and I look forward to all 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 programme encompasses education, culture, politics, trade, investment and tourism.

A wide range of the UK excellence and expertise will be showcased, both in areas where we have long-standing collaborations like education and health care, 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.

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