Ahead Of French President's Visit, Indo-French Club Launched In Varanasi

Login   |  Register Now

Follow us with

Ahead Of French President's Visit, Indo-French Club Launched In Varanasi

Posted on : Saturday 10th of March 2018

Total 1 News Image

VARANASI:  Ahead of the proposed visit by French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Varanasi, a group of local youths and some French nationals have formed a club to work towards improving man-to-man contact between the people of the two countries.

The 'Indo-French Friends Club' was launched at Assi Ghat on Thursday.

"The idea of getting the nationals of both the countries together for improving personal contact just took shape and we gave it the form of Indo-French Friends Club," the convenor and founder of the club, Uttam Ojha, told PTI.

Mr Ojha said Varanasi is a place where nationals of several countries stay for long durations to understand the old city.

"Same is the case with the French nationals who frequent the city for their spiritual pursuits. We have come together to have a common platform with them to share our history, culture, arts and food," Mr Ojha said.

The club has started special programmes which will continue till March 12, the day PM Modi and Mr Macron are scheduled to arrive here.

The two leaders would have a boat ride on "Kailasha" from Assi to Dashaswamedh ghat, a distance of about 500 metres, Mr Ojha said.

"It will be a one-to-one conversation between the two leaders and this is what we are striving for also for the nationals of both the countries for a better understanding of each other's viewpoint," he said.

"Later, more programmes on academics, art and cultural activities will be organised," he added.

A programme to felicitate French nationals living in Varanasi for some time and serving the people is scheduled at the French Study Centre at the BHU.

"One such French national is Mustafa who has been coming here regularly since 1982. There is another lady who is working for the underprivileged," Mr Ohja said.

Along with such people, the locals will strive for coordination at the social, cultural, literary and spiritual levels.

"The club will open a similar centre for facilitating the visit of French tourists arriving here in the future," he said.

Courtesy : NDTV

Disclaimer: The contents or any information provided here is strictly personal and way4indians.com does not hold any responsibility or liability on them. We shall endeavor to upload/publish as many of the comments that are submitted as possible within a reasonable span of time, but we do not guarantee that all comments that are submitted will be uploaded/published. Messages that harass, abuse or threaten other members; have obscene, unlawful, defamatory, libelous, hateful, or otherwise objectionable content; or have spam, commercial or advertising content or links are liable to be removed by the editors. We also reserve the right to edit the comments that do get published. Please do not post any private information unless you want it to be available publicly.

More Articles

Bengal girl mistakes pistol for toy..

Kolkata: A girl in West Bengal's Hoogly district on Sunday accidentally shot a...

India Working To Become $5 Trillion..

ATHENS:  India is striving to become a $5 trillion economy and the world'...

Indian Railways' Mail And Express T..

NEW DELHI:  The dark blue coaches of Indian Railways will be a thing of the p...

Believers celebrate Eid in Kerala..

New Delhi: Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the fasting month of Ramzan...

Several measures executed at airport a..

KUWAIT CITY : The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has embarked on several measures ahead of summer vacat...

PM Modi Bats For RuPay Says Digital..

NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said his pet Digital India ini...

‘India’s seasonal trough affects K..

KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Kuwait Meteorological Centre (KMC) said Thursday, the country is still affected by India’s ...

CSC adopts new mechanism for recruitme..

KUWAIT CITY : The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has adopted a new mechanism for the recruitment of expatriate teache...

Jagannath Temple Keys Found, Puri C..

PURI:  The "duplicate keys" of Puri Jagannath temple's treasury...

Teams formed to monitor prices during ..

KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Ministry of Commerce and Industry announced Wednesday the formation of three inspecting teams to ...

‘Tie bags before dumping’ – KD 3..

KUWAIT CITY : Director of Public Hygiene and Road Works at the Hawalli Branch of Kuwait Municipality Dr Saad Al-Jalaw...

Singapore Airlines Probes Claims Of..

SINGAPORE:  The Singapore Airlines (SIA) is looking into allegations of rude ...


Copyright © 2012-2018, All rights Reserved   |  www.way4indians.com  |  This Logo is a trademark of Way4Indians. For Enquires, please contact : info@way4indians.com