The French Ambassador to India, Emmanuel Lenain, known as on the Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Banwarilal Purohit on Saturday throughout his go to to Chandigarh. The Ambassador assured their assist in restoration and conservation of Chandigarh’s architectural heritage. The assembly was held at Punjab Raj Bhavan.
Purohit mentioned that Chandigarh appears ahead to French experience within the areas of identification, restoration and authorized safety of heritage furnishings in addition to within the preservation of architectural heritage.
He appreciated French assist in water provide mission. To cater to the hole of demand and provide in water, a 24X7 water provide mission is to be initiated quickly with the monetary help from the French Growth Company.
The French envoy assured all assist and knowledgeable that French specialists will look into the restoration and conservation works in Capitol Complicated and different uncovered strengthened concrete buildings. He advised partnerships with larger instructional establishments for higher alternatives for college students of India in France. “As of now almost 10,000 college students from India are finding out in France and we hope that the quantity will double by the following 12 months,” he mentioned.
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Purohit additionally mentioned that Chandigarh’s French connection can by no means be forgotten as a result of from the conceptualisation of the Metropolis to its planning and execution, the contribution of the French has been immense.
Purohit additionally mentioned that French architect Le Corbusier designed Metropolis Lovely and the French consultants at the moment are rendering experience in remodeling it into the a wise metropolis.
Chandigarh Adviser to the Administrator, Dharam Pal, additionally met the French delegation led by Emmanuel Lebrun, Director, French Institute in India, French Diplomat, Counsellor for Schooling, Science and Tradition in India with Ophélie Belin, Director Alliance Francaise, Chandigarh.
Emmanuel Lenain, whereas interacting with the Administrator, mentioned that the 2 nations have shared good working relations, and added that discovering new options in space of mutual curiosity would additional assist in strengthen relations.
Tie ups for information sharing within the area of structure, concepts for visitors administration on the sample of Paris have been among the many different issues touched upon.
The French delegation gave their enter on restoration of the Corbusier heritage within the metropolis. Lebrun assured that specialists from France will lengthen their assist in restoring and conserving the heritage websites together with Capitol Complicated and different websites that maintain heritage significance within the metropolis. Past this, the Chandigarh Administration additionally expressed their concern of authorized safety of heritage furnishings of town.
The assembly additionally introduced up the dialogue of beginning pupil trade programmes with the Chandigarh Structure Faculty and different technical schools of town.
The partnerships will give alternatives to the scholars of India in France and people who discover alternatives overseas.
Dr Vijay Namdeorao Zade, Finance Secretary, Alice Gauny, Nationwide Coordinator for Alliance Française, Diane Josse, Cultural Attachée, ML Sarin, Senior Advocate and President of the Alliance Francaise have been additionally current throughout the assembly.