india-news

Prince Charles to visit India

New Delhi, Oct 30 : The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall of the UK will undertake a nine-day trip to India starting Nov 6 to promote partnership in key areas like education, business, women's empowerment and training, a statement said Wednesday.


The couple will then head to neighbouring Sri Lanka, where Prince Charles will represent her majesty the Queen at the 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

"In the trip, starting Nov 6 and ending Nov 14, the Royal Highnesses will undertake a broad range of engagements to promote the strong UK-India partnership in key areas such as conservation, education, growing business links, women's empowerment and training," a statement by the British High Commission here said.

The royal itinerary includes a meeting with President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari. The couple will also meet senior business leaders in Mumbai. Receptions for civic, business and cultural leaders in all the major locations of the tour are also on the agenda, the statement said.

The British High Commission said the Prince of Wales has made seven official visits to India earlier. This would be the prince's third visit to India with the Duchess of Cornwall.

--IANS (Posted on 30-10-2013)

india-news headlines

Chhattisgarh records 62 percent polling

Manipur records 74 percent polling

59 percent balloting in Uttar Pradesh

Jharkhand sees 62 percent polling despite Maoist violence

Uma Bharti slams Modi in video

No time limit for Delhi LG to review assembly fate: SC

100 million vote in sixth round of Lok Sabha election

Only Modi will be PM if NDA forms government says Rajnath

Congress, BJP confident of winning Hamirpur seat in triangular contest

BJP wants 2 Indias, one for rich and other for poor: Rahul Gandhi

Uma Bharti's chopper strays into Madhya Pardesh, all safe

Sharma faces tough contest against high-profile Pratibha Singh

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top