Nagaland band Tetseo Sisters are set to perform at the 70th anniversary celebration of the British Council underway in Delhi.
100 Indian women will be awarded the British Council’s 70th Anniversary Scholarships to mark the organization’s 70th anniversary in India.
The 71st year of British Council will witness a heightened focus on placing Indian women from different fields on the global map, as a step to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s shift to women-led development, said Alan Gemmell, Director, British Council India.
On their plans to promote talent from the northeast, he said, “We’re inspired by young people, artists and musicians across the northeast.
“Mix The Northeast is our digital celebration of their unique fusion of contemporary and tradition. With performers like DJ Sagar and the Tetseo Sisters and content from all eight states, Mix The Northeast will inspire people all over the world with a unique introduction to a unique part of India.”
The programme, costing almost Rs 18 crore, is the organization’s largest investment in a scholarship programme in India, he said.
Together, they will be aiming to fix global problems — from climate change to drug discovery — all the while building the societies everyone wants to live in.
British Council – partner to India’s knowledge ambitions – has been consciously working towards increasing the participation of women in science, across multiple phases of the education and career span, reported TNT.
The 71st year of the British Council began on Saturday with celebration of Indian talent and creativity through a multitude of programmes including a line-up of Indian musicians for Mix The City Soundfest and The Selector Pro-Woman workshops, apart from the scholarships.
The organisation will even train 30,000 teachers across India to improve their proficiency in the English language through the myEnglish online course. This apart, there will be a training programme to support 120 women in their ambitions to make it in the music industry. Participants will learn to DJ, sound engineer and venue manage and get to apply their skills at professional events across India.