Arunachal, British Council sign MoU for cultural cooperation

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Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh), Oct 28 (IANS) The Arunachal Pradesh government on Sunday signed a MoU with The British Council here to strengthen educational and cultural cooperation.

“I am very happy that we signed this MoU with the British Council which will enhance the opportunities for young people in Arunachal Pradesh and connect them to international expertise and ideas,” Chief Minister Pema Khandu said.

The MoU was signed by Tayek Talom, Director of Higher and Technical Education of Arunachal Pradesh, and Alan Gemmell, Director, British Council India, on the sidelines of the Tawang Festival.

Talking about the initiative, Debanjan Chakrabarti, Director of the British Council in East and North East India said: “We will help create capacity-building programmes for faculty and senior administrators of higher education institutions and civil servants in Arunachal Pradesh.

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“Over the past few years, we have worked continuously with state governments to help develop the potential of the people of the northeast, and promote cultural exchange between the UK and the northeast.”

As per the MOU, as many as 50 faculty members from government higher education institutions will be trained by the British Council every year, starting from December.

Further, 50 students of higher and technical education institutes will be trained in English language skills annually.

–IANS

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