Monday, September 28, 2009

US Embassy in India delegates visit BHU

Varanasi, September 17, 2009
A delegation of four officers from the American Embassy in New Delhi, Mr. Lesslie Viguerie, Deputy Political Counselor, Mr. Peter Eisenhauer, First Secretary, Public Affairs, Ms. Shana Sherry, Economic Officer and Mr. Richard Silver, Vice-Consul, Consular office visited Banaras Hindu Universsity today, as a part of the Embassy’s “America Days” programme.

“America Days" focus on promoting people-to-people dialogue and friendship by reaching out to key contacts in important Indian cities. The delegation also included, Ms. Kala Anjan Datta Director, The American Library, US Embassy and coordinated by Programe Advisor at US embassy Mrs. Manjit Kaur.

Ms. Nicole Weber and Mr. Richard Silver interacted with Management students of the university on economic relations and higher education issues. Mr. Les Viguerie gave a talk on “Indo-US relations the road ahead” at Malviya Centre for Peace Research.

Mr. Peter Eisenhauer addressed the students on “Global Climate Change” at the Senate Hall of Swatantrata Bhavan. He spoke about what chage climate? Is the climate change is real; how do we know there is a climate change and how sure scientists are about this change.

He supported the argument that there was going to increase of 0-7 °C temperatue at global level. "The sea level is going to increase from few inches to few feet. Two feet increase in sea level at US will loose 10000 sq miles of land", he added.
He mentioned that in 1991, 60 per cent scientists thought there had been increae in average global temperatue while in 2007, 97 per cent scientists echoed the same view.

Mr Eisenhauer also presented a “Globe Kit” to the Vice Chancellor of BHU Professor DP Singh containing several equipments to measure the quality of the air, water and soil. Dr Singh met the delegates at V.C. Lodge and inquired about their visit. Mr. Lesile Viquire, Deputy Political Councel said he was very satisfied with the visit and he was aware of eco-friendly initiatives taken by the BHU Vice Chancellor.
Photo captions: Top: Banaras Hindu University Vice-Chancellor, Professor DP Singh holds a meeting with visting US Embassy in India delegates at V-C Lodge in Varanasi on September 17, 2009.
Top 2: Peter Eisenhauer, First Secretary, Public Affairs, US Embassy in India, presents a Globe Kit to BHU V-C Professor DP Singh.
Bottom: BHU V-C presents a memento to Ms. Shana Sherry, Economic Officer US Embassy in India.
News and Photo Source: Press Publication and Publicity Cell of BHU

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