In Pics: Gadkari flags off Bharat Symphony in London to mark India-UK Year of Culture

Indian Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari flagged off Bharat Symphony – the final major event in the India-UK Year of Culture calendar in the UK.

Hon. Minister Nitin Gadkari High Commissioner YK Sinha & Lord Mayor of London flagging-off Bharat Symphony -the final major event in the India-UK Year of Culture calendar in the UK at a Reception at Barbican Centre attended by eminent experts from the world of culture in UK
Indian Union Minister Nitin Gadkari (left) , High Commissioner YK Sinha and Lord Mayor of London flagging-off Bharat Symphony - the final major event in the India-UK Year of Culture calendar at a Reception at Barbican Centre, attended by eminent experts from the world of culture in UK. Photos courtesy: Ministry of External Affiars

The ceremony was held at a reception hosted to by High Commissioner of India YK Sinha and Lord Mayor of London Charles Bowman at Barbican Centre for the minister.

"Gadkari, Sinha, Bowman addressed the special gathering of eminent experts from the world of culture in the UK," the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement here.

Indian corporates, NRIs and PIOs in UK committed more than USD5 billion for the development of amenities like ghats, riverfronts, crematoria and parks as part of the Namami Gange Mission. At a roadshow organized in London, Gadkari appealed to business leaders to participate in the mission to clean Ganga. The roadshow was organised by the National Mission for Clean Ganga and the Indian High Commission in UK.

 

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Pradeep Rana
Pradeep Rana – Senior Correspondent

Pradeep Rana has worked as a journalist with news ​agencies UNI and PTI, newspapers Indian Express and The Times Of India, and television channel NHK as South Asia Correspondent. He has also worked as Media Analyst at US Embassy, and edited several magazines and a medical handbook.

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