Inauguration of a “French pandal” in Chandernagore
The Consul General Damien Syed visited the city of Chandernagor on 2nd November 2016 ahead of Jagaddhatri Puja, a festival of great importance in the region.
Mr. Syed was invited by the Uttaranchal Sarbojanin Jagadhatri Puja Committee to inaugurate a pandal inspired by the “Palais Garnier” opera house in Paris. The decor within was influenced by the French history. Mr. Syed delivered a speech in Bengali to mark the ceremony.
On the same day, the Consul General had a meeting with the Hon’ble Mayor of Chandernagore Sri Ram Chakraborty to talk about the historical links between France and the city.
Mr. Syed had also a meeting with Mr Phalguni Mukherjee the Director of the Institut de Chandernagor, which preserves the French cultural heritage in this Bengale’s township.