Thursday, November 5, 2009

Polland Ambassador Ktodkowski meets BHU vice-chancellor

Varanasi, November 4, 2009: Ambassador of the Republic of Poland Prof. Piotr Ktodkowski called on Banaras Hindu University (BHU) Vice-Chancellor Prof. DP Singh at Vice Chancellor Lodge on Wednesday.

The duo discussed various issues regarding possible collaboration of BHU and Poland Prof. Ktodkowski said that the MoUs would be signed by the rectors of the Polish Universities. “But I am going to recommend important areas of collaboration”, he said.

Prof. Kamal Sheel said that a MoU was signed about seven-year ago between BHU and cultural division of Poland Embassy to provide teacher for one year diploma course in Polish language. The course is already in the BHU curriculum.

He said BHU want to start two year course in Polish language if Poland signs MoU to provide teachers as was done for one year course.

The issues regarding sustainable development and environment protection, peace, yoga, Indian and Polish culture and other areas of mutual interest were also discussed. It was surprising to note that in half of the meeting Polish Ambassador spoke in Hindi and he also discussed a lot about Indian heritage and Indian gurus.

Prof. Ktodkowski was accompanied by Ms. Krystyma Olszewsha first Secretary (Political). The meeting was also attended by the Rector, Chairman, International Center, Chairman, PPP Cell, Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Prof. Priyankar Upadhyay and Prof. Anju Saran Upadhyay.
Photo caption: A Polish delegation led by its Ambassador in India Prof. Piotr Ktodkowski (in black) meets Banaras Hindu University (BHU) Vice-Chancellor Prof. DP Singh in Varanasi on November 4, 2009.
Source: Press release from BHU PPP Cell

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