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Chinese Consulate Kolkata Holds China Cultural Tourism Photography Exhibition

On 25th June 2019, Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Kolkata and China National Tourist Office New Delhi, jointly held the opening ceremony of the China Cultural Tourism Photography Exhibition at Birla Academy of Art and Culture.

Mr H L Mazumdar, Vice President of Heritage Bengal; Mrs Mala Mukherjee, renowned photographer; Mr. Chandan Roychoudhury, Secretary of Calcutta Rowing Club; Mrs Chaitali Das, Managing Trustee of Rakshak Foundation; Ms Sikha Roy, Curator of Birla Academy of Art and Culture; Ms Sweeya Santipitaks, Consul General of Thailand; Mr Chen Yaohua, President of All India Chinese Association; and other local personalities and consulate mebers attended the inauguration.

After cutting the ribbon to inaugurate the exhibition with the VIPs, Mr Zha Liyou, Chinese Consul General to Kolkata, delivered a speech. He introduced details of the exhibition, and said that the photos reflected the Indians' love for Chinese culture and tourism and their enthusiasm for promoting Sino-Indian culture and tourism exchange. Through this exhibition, Chinese Consulate and China National Tourist Office hope to attract more people from India to travel to China and promote friendly exchanges between China and Eastern India.

Mr Zha emphasized photos taken by Indian visitors were a vivid reflection of development achievements of the People's Republic of China in the past 70 years, including achieving national independence and people liberation, establishing basic system of socialism, creating miracles of economic development, technology advancement, livelihood improvement and system innovation, and also contributing to global governance. All these achievements attribute to strong leadership of Communist Party of China, combination of Marxism and China's national conditions and painstaking efforts of Chinese people.

VIPs said that they were glad to see the Chinese Consulate hold an exhibition of phtots on China shot by Indians, which demonstrates the importance the Chinese government's attaches to China-India people-to-people exchanges. They wished the exhibition a complete success and looked forward to joining more Indians in traveling to China, as well as seeing more Chinese tourists coming to India.

After the inauguration, Mr Zha Liyou and the VIPs watched the exhibition, took group photos and had friendly exchanges on the photos and the bilateral cultural exchanges.

The exhibition will be held from 3pm to 8pm, 25th to 30th June. A total of 190 works are exhibited, which are all shot by Indian winners of the first "China Culture and Tourism Photography Competition", held from July to September 2018 by China National Tourist Office in New Delhi.

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