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Consul General Zha Liyou Attends Community Celebration

On July 1, Consul General Zha Liyou attended Bidhanagar community celebration for the birthday of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy at the City Center. The event was hosted by Ms. Tulsi SinhaRoy, Councillor of Ward No. 40 of Bidhanagar Municipal Corporation, jointed by Fire Control Minister of West Bengal Mr. Sujit Bose, Deputy Mayor Mr. Tapas Charterjee and other dignitaries.

In his remarks, Consul General Zha Liyou shared his joy that the same day marked the 98th anniversary of the Communist Party of China, while the people of West Bengal celebrated the 137th birthday of their most respected doctor and the second Chief Minister.

He observed that China and India shared continued bond in the medical front. 81 years ago, a medical team of five Indian doctors volunteered to go to China in support of China’s War Against Colonization and Invasion. They have become household names in China ever since. Among them was Dr. B K Basu, a most proud son of West Bengal, who, after turning from China, came back to Kolkata and started the commemoration of Dr. Kotnis and the practice of Chinese acupuncture, attacking hundreds of doctor to follow in his course. In partnership with the Dr. Kotnis Memorial Committee and Indian Acupuncture Association, the Chinese Consulate has just held a seminar on Indian Medical Mission to China and China-India Relations in June to commemorate their contributions and to foster even stronger ties between the two countries.

Consul General Zha also noted that more and more Indian students are choosing China for their medical education, and hundreds of doctors are now providing medical services in east India after receiving systematic medical training in China. “The Chinese Consulate General stands ready to work hand in hand with various circles in Kolkata, West Bengal, and east India at large, to promote exchanges and collaboration, so as to contribute to the grand course of friendship between the two countries,” said the Consul General.

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