‘Need to promote cultural exchanges for stronger India-UK ties’

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Patna, Aug 8 (IANS) For stronger ties between India and the United Kingdom, there is a need to promote cultural exchange and to create educational opportunities, British Council India Director Alan Gemmell said on Monday.

Gemmell said the British Council will work with arts organisations and educational institutions in Patna and beyond to bring innovative digital projects on Shakespeare to city schools.

“India and the UK have years of shared history and the ‘2017 UK-India Year of Culture’ seeks to promote this spirit of cultural partnership. Our future generations must understand and appreciate our past and the path that we have travelled together to reach where we stand today,” he said after launching the ‘2017 UK-India Year of Culture’ campaign here.

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The British Council head said: “I am thrilled to be in east India and learn about the brilliant educational and cultural ties that exist between east India and the UK… also the great work we do here and the opportunities for our work in the east and north-east.”

Gemmell said a film ‘All Night Long’ directed by Basil Dearden would be shown at Indian Institute of Technology at Patna on September 15.

Besides, Patna is all set to host an experimental group in November 2016 in association with local arts organization, Artshila.



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