The Ganga Connect exhibition, which has been touring the UK since earlier this month, arrived in London this week for the last leg of its journey in Britain.
Now stationed at the High Commission of India in London until November 25, it is open to visitors through a free registration process at GangaConnect.Com. It is then expected to tour across a few temples and community organisations in London before heading back to India.
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“This is about bringing information to the diaspora and encouraging them to participate,” said Indian to the UK Gaitri Issar Kumar, at the launch of the exhibition at India House on November 23.
“This exhibition contributes to creating awareness among stakeholders, potential partners including universities, research organisations and private sector partners. There are 10-12 UK companies involved in the Ganga River Basin. We want to make sure people from all over the UK are able to participate,” she said.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Indian Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change Bhupender Yadav in Glasgow on the margins of and then travelled to Cardiff, Birmingham and Oxford, before arriving in London.
Ganga Connect, centred around the Indian government’s Clean Ganga mission, aims to connect with scientists, climate change specialists, environmental technology proponents, investors, finance community and the global Indian diaspora.
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As part of the London stop, a number of business, finance and scientific roundtables will be chaired by Rozy Agarwal, Executive Director of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), and Dr Vinod Tare, founding head of think tank and innovation agency cGanga and a faculty at IIT-Kanpur.
The exhibition at India House in London will conclude with Indian Minister of Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat briefing members of the community on the opportunities for participation in India’s Clean Ganga mission, initiated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rejuvenate the River Ganges – a holy river in India.