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BLS International strengthens India – Europe collaboration with Conference on “India-EU Cultural Exchange 2021’’

New Delhi: BSE and NSE listed(BSE: 540073; NSE: BLS),BLS International, a trusted global tech-enabled services partner for governments and citizens organised the Conference on “India-EU Cultural Exchange 2021” on 19th October 2021 in New Delhi. The event brought together Indian and European stakeholders to share their perspectives to promote cultural similarities between the two regions e.g. multi language & multi culture grouped together.

The conference covered the topics about India – EU collaboration in the fields of public diplomacy, spirituality, language, literature, yoga, cinema, Ayurveda, cuisine, performing arts, art craft and design, education, tourism, and museums.

Dignitaries present at the conference were Amb K.V. Rajan, Former Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, who talked about soft power cultures for both regions; H.E. Mr. Reuben Gauci, High Commissioner of Malta to India agreed with the soft power culture to build common relations to increase people contact; Mr Matthias Radosztics, Minister Plenipotentiary, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Austria in India, talked about offering scholarships to Indian students; Mr. Miloš Prislan, Minister Plenipotentiary, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Slovenia in India offered sports assistance along with senior officials from BLS International. 

A special address was shared by Shri Dinesh Patnaik, Director – General, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) presented a 4-point plan to improve India – Europe relations, while a video message was shared by H.E. Mr Freddy Svane, Ambassador of Denmark to India as he couldn’t attend the event. BLS is committed to assist the process by holding similar sessions regularly for culture development. 

Talking about the event, Mr. Shikhar Aggarwal, Joint Managing Director, BLS International said“We take pride in hosting this prestigious conference on cultural exchange between India and Europe aimed at promoting cultural diversity, higher education opportunities and tourism between the two regions. Also, with borders opening up, we intend to provide continued support to Europe and strengthen the bond between India and EU through such platforms. BLS International is committed towards working for EU-India Strategic Partnership: A Roadmap to 2025.”

As a part of the EU-India Strategic Partnership: A Roadmap to 2025, the EU plans to deepen its cooperation with India to tackle global challenges and adopt sustainability. One of the prime focuses of this partnership is the mobility of researchers and innovators between India and Europe.