Tuesday, Sep 22, 2020 | Last Update : 01:05 AM IST

182nd Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra122438091634832216 Andhra Pradesh6317495518215302 Tamil Nadu5473374919718751 Karnataka5268764233777922 Uttar Pradesh3588932895944771 Delhi2492592133044877 West Bengal2283021989834183 Odisha184122149379722 Telangana1726081419301033 Bihar169856155824855 Assam159320129130528 Kerala13863398720490 Gujarat1247671051913271 Rajasthan116881972841293 Haryana113075908841069 Madhya Pradesh108167836181877 Punjab99930754092646 Chhatisgarh8618347653628 Jharkhand7267358543590 Jammu and Kashmir6502642115951 Uttarakhand4177729000460 Goa2875322726327 Puducherry2319118065431 Tripura2227215441222 Himachal Pradesh12438783697 Chandigarh102987411106 Manipur9010683851 Arunachal Pradesh7385540813 Nagaland5544445110 Meghalaya4733252832 Sikkim2447190523 Mizoram158510120
  Metros   Delhi  05 Jul 2018  Government to sign MoU to promote cultural ties in UK, says CM Mamata Banerjee

Government to sign MoU to promote cultural ties in UK, says CM Mamata Banerjee

Published : Jul 5, 2018, 7:11 am IST
Updated : Jul 5, 2018, 7:11 am IST

Talks will be held to attract tourism and promote educational ties.

Mamata Banerjee
 Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata:  West Bengal government will showcase Durga Puja festival in the Thames River Festival in the UK this year and sign an MoU with the British Council to promote cultural, educational and skill development exchanges between Britain and the state, chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednes-day. The MoU will be signed on Friday here, in which both she and the Director of British Council will be present.

“We will be showcasing Bengal’s Durga puja festival in the UK by organising cultural programmes on Thames river from August 13 to September 18 as part of the cultural exchange programme,” she said.


Banerjee in her Face-book post said “Among the salient features under the MoU are celebration of Durga Puja in the UK during Thames River festival, hosting of a River festival in Kolkata similar to the Thames Festival in the UK, exchanging visitors between the UK and Bengal for cultural exchanges, collaboration on skill development, communication in English and overall enhancement of employability of our youth.” “I had raised these issues during my visit to the UK, after which Baroness Usha Prashar, Member of the House of Lords and Global Deputy Chairperson of British Council had come to Kolkata to take the initiative forward,” she said.


Banerjee told reporters that talks will be held with tourism operators in UK to attract more tourists to Bengal’s Durga Puja celebrations here.

“Like Thames, we have the Ganga (Hooghly river). So we can also similarly celebrate one of their (UK’s) important festivals on our riverside in future,” she said.   

Tags: durga puja, ganga, british council