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Deputy High Commisioner's visit to Derby

Deputy High Commissioner Mr. Dinesh K. Patnaik attended a Civic Reception organised by the Mayor of Derby Mr. John Whitby, and the Leader and Cabinet members of Derby City Council.

The leader of the City Council Cllr. Ranjit Banwait, and Cllr Baggy Shanker, welcomed the Deputy High Commissioner and spoke of the felt need in the city to explore prospects of working closer with India. They mentioned that a recent seminar conducted by #FICCI on SMEs revealed the tremendous potential of Derby offering its expertise on Infrastructure and public services to India and of promoting Derby as a lucrative investment destination for Indian entrepreneurs.

Mayor Whitby welcomed the civic, business and community leaders present at the Reception, and spoke of the many strides made by the city (which claims to be the site of the 'world's first factory'), in business over the years.

DHC spoke of the various measures taken by the Government of India in easing the entry and conduct of business in the country, and mentioned the various facilitation mechanisms taken by individual states in the field of welcoming new businesses and investments from abroad, especially from green technology sector. He made special mention of the importance of shifting supply chains of aerospace and automotive industry, of which Derby is a hub, to India. Mr. Patnaik also spoke of the contributions of Indian diaspora in the UK and in Derby, and emphasised the need of strengthening educational and cultural links, especially since 2017 is being celebrated as the India UK Year of Culture.

In the morning of June 24, Mr. Patnaik visited the Derbyshire County Cricket Club to meet and convey his best wishes to the cricket teams for the first ICC - International Cricket Council Women's World Cup match between India and England.

 

Jun 24, 2017
 
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