Secretary General French Ministry of Culture Mr Hervé Barbaret and the Director for International Relations Mr François Laurent tour Chandernagore

On the occasion of the first ever visit of the Secretary General French Ministry of Culture Mr Hervé Barbaret and the Director for International Relations Mr François Laurent to Chandernagore, the Consul General of France in Kolkata Mrs Virginie Corteval, took the opportunity to showcase the progress made on the recently signed MOU on the restoration of the Strand Precinct of the heritage township.

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A team of Franco-Indian heritage conservation architects led by Mr Raphael Gasteböis and Ms Aishwarya Tipnis were a part of this delegation and did a spot assessment of the condition of the Registry Office for its structural security.

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The French team met with the Principal of Chandernagore college Mr Debashish Sarkar and the head of the French faculty Mrs Basabi Pal followed by a heritage walk on the strand, paying their respects to the newly appointed father of the Sacred Heart Church Stephen Raphael.

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