July 4, 2018
Bengal to sign an MoU with British Council
British Council and Government of West Bengal are going to sign a MoU to promote cultural, educational and skill development exchanges between Britain and Bengal.
Among the salient features under the MoU are celebration of Durga Puja in the UK during Thames 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.
Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee had raised these issues during her 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.