Prince Charles' visit to focus on India-UK ties, shared challenges

  • Nov 12, 2019
  • Greek Herald

New Delhi [India], Nov 11 (ANI): Britain's Prince Charles will arrive on Wednesday for a two-day visit to India. His visit will focus on India-UK ties and challenges such as sustainability and climate change.

This will be Prince Charles tenth official to India. He will undertake various engagements in the national capital, including a bilateral meeting with President Ram Nath Kovind.

He will also present a Commonwealth 'Points of Light' award to an Indian winner for her exemplary contribution to the field of social development that involves upliftment of disabled children, family counselling and therapy sessions.

According to a statement of the British High Commission, building on the collective work between the United Kingdom and India as a joint force for good, His Royal Highness will participate in a discussion on how to strengthen disaster resilience and tackle the effects of climate change at the Indian Meteorological Department.

He will visit a Sikh temple to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev and mark the contribution of the Sikh community in the UK. He will then attend a military service to commemorate the sacrifices of soldiers from India, the UK and across the Commonwealth in World War One and World War Two.

He will also attend a discussion with influential Indian business leaders to seek their advice and input on sustainable markets.

"I am delighted to welcome His Royal Highness. The Royal Highness will witness how India makes use of innovation to respond to natural disasters and how its clean technology is helping deal with the challenges of climate change. He will celebrate our strong cultural links and experience the warm hospitality that diverse religious communities in India have to offer," said British High Commissioner to India Sir Dominic Asquith.

"The visit will honour the past, celebrate the present and look forward to a joint future driven by an innovative and responsible focus on shared challenges," he added. (ANI)

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