Academic Palms conferred on Prof. Basabi Pal [fr]
Kolkata, 18 August 2016
On 18th August 2016 in Kolkata, the Ambassador of France to India, Mr. Alexandre Ziegler, conferred the insignia of Knight of Academic Palms on Mrs Basabi Pal, Head of the Department of French, Chandernagore Government College, for her exemplary contribution to the French language and culture.
The Order of Academic Palms is a national order of France for distinguished academics and figures in the world of culture and education.
In his speech, the Ambassador underlined that Prof. Basabi Pal has developed over the last decades an outstanding link between France and India, and more specifically with a city, Chandernagore. As a teacher of French language and literature, she has played a considerable role in preserving and promoting the French language and heritage in this part of India.
Her work and her action have been an important cultural bridge between our two countries, for example through her translation from French literature towards Bengali and vice-versa.