Prince of Wales to arrive India on Nov 13, his tenth official visit

Published: Nov 12, 2019, 1:03 pm IST

New Delhi, Nov 11 (UNI) The Prince of Wales will arrive on Wednesday for a two-day visit to India.

His tenth official visit will celebrate enduring British-Indian ties, with a focus on shared global challenges such as sustainability and climate change, the British High Commission in India said.

The Prince will undertake varied engagements in the national capital, including a bilateral meeting with the President Ram Nath Kovind.

He will present a Commonwealth ‘Points of Light’ award to an Indian winner for her exemplary contribution to the field of social development that involves upliftment of disabled children, family counseling and therapy sessions.

Building on the collective work between the United Kingdom and India as a joint force for good, the Prince will participate in a discussion on how to strengthen disaster resilience and tackle the effects of climate change at the Indian Meteorological Department.

He will also visit a Sikh temple to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak and mark the contribution of the Sikh community in the UK.

He will then attend a military service to commemorate the sacrifices of soldiers from India, the UK and across the Commonwealth in World War One and World War Two.

He will also attend a discussion with influential Indian business leaders to seek their advice and input on sustainable markets.

British High Commissioner to India Sir Dominic Asquith said, “I am delighted to welcome His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to India once again on his tenth official visit. His many visits to India and his enduring interest in promoting our common interests is another example of the living bridge between the United Kingdom and India.”

“His Royal Highness will witness how India makes use of innovation to respond to natural disasters and how its clean technology is helping deal with the challenges of climate change. He will celebrate our strong cultural links and experience the warm hospitality that diverse religious communities in India have to offer,” he added.