Published: 01st March 2017
British Council launches UK India Year of Culture in London
The UK India Year of Culture is aimed to strengthen the relationship between the two countries
The British Council launced a new initiative announced to promote cultural exchange between India and the UK
The launch took place on February 28 at the British Film Institute (BFI) where, as a highlight of the India programme in the UK, a classic Indian silent film, Shiraz, will premiere at the Archive Gala of the 61st BFI London Film Festival in October.
Shiraz tells the love story of the 17th century princess who inspired the construction of the Taj Mahal. Later in the year the film which has been preserved by the BFI National Film Archive and not seen in India since 1928, will be screened on an outdoor stage in front of the Taj Mahal itself
Preceding this event, the 2017 Year of Culture was officially launched by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace on 27 February.