'Prosperous India was good for the UK'
British deputy high commissioner David Lelliott said prosperous India was good for the United Kingdom (UK).chandigarh Updated: Sep 06, 2013 19:17 IST
British deputy high commissioner David Lelliott said prosperous India was good for the United Kingdom (UK).
Lelliott was addressing students from UK and Delhi University (DU) at Panjab University (PU) campus, here on Friday. As many as 850 students who are on a six-day trip to Haryana and Punjab visited the PU campus on Friday.
Apart from DU students, about 120 students and faculty members from King's College, London, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and other colleges of UK were part of this educational train journey from Delhi.
Lelliott appreciated the PU campus and said it was his third visit to the university. He said UK was looking up at a range of possible collaborations with the universities. "We want to see large number of British students coming to India and spending time here. Similarly, we want Indian students to study in UK," he added.
He also gave a presentation on various initiatives taken up by the deputy high commission office, Chandigarh, which caters to the cities of Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Rajasthan.
The students visited various departments on the PU campus and admired the architecture of the campus. They also presented various cultural programme's at the university auditorium.
Earlier, PU vice-chancellor Arun K Grover said PU and DU had a common heritage. He added, "In October 1882, St Stephens College, New Delhi, was affiliated to Panjab University, Lahore."
Grover also announced that the cooperation of Delhi University and Panjab University will be celebrated at Hans Raj College, New Delhi in 2014.