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Media note: Visit of TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess Of Cornwall

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Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will make a nine-day visit to India 6 - 14 November.

The purpose of this note is to list events during the Visit of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall 6 – 14 November, which are open to the media and to set out how the media can cover those events.

Accreditation

Journalists who wish to cover the events must hold PIB/ State accreditation. In Mumbai, Pune and Kochi specific police clearance will be required. Journalists must give their name to event organisers by the dates listed below. Only journalists with their name on the list held by event organisers will be allowed to cover events. For practical reasons only a limited number of media will be allowed to attend certain events.

Journalists will be directed to designated areas on arrival. Advisable to reach at least 45 minutes in advance of the designated time.

List of events

All events are undertaken jointly by Their Royal Highnesses unless mentioned otherwise. All events are Photo opportunities unless mentioned otherwise.

For updates on additional events to be confirmed later please visit British High Commission website on 4, 9 and 14 November.

Dehradun (Wednesday 6 November)

  • Aarti Ceremony: Parmarth Niketan Ghat, Rishikesh. Please contact: K K Dixit Tel: 09412967234 or Nandini (Tel: 07579029225) by 5pm 5 November.

Dehradun (Thursday, 7 November)

  • Indian Military Academy: The Prince of Wales will view a training exercise while The Duchess watches equestrian activities. Please contact Major Prashant Tripathi, PRO, by 5 pm 4 November. Mobile phone: 08194004111.

  • Forest Research Institute: The Prince of Wales will tour the Institute’s Timber Museum, receive an Honorary Degree, make a short speech about conserving forestry and meet selected staff and students. Please contact Dr K P Singh by 5 pm 4 November. Mobile phone: 07579001999.

  • Navdanya Bija Vidyapeeth Farm: The Prince of Wales will meet founder Dr Vandana Shiva, tour rice field & other areas of the organic farm and visit the Seed Bank before joining an informal reception of staff, teachers, interns and volunteers. Please contact Dr Vinod Bhatt by 5 pm 4 November; Mobile phone: 08191802086.

  • Doon School: The Duchess of Cornwall will view pottery and textile outreach classes being run for visiting primary schools, meet local women benefiting from microfinance support, see environmental clean-up activities by Waste Warriors group and view an inter-House sporting competition as well as some musical performance. Please contact Sanweer Katre by 5 pm 4 November; Mobile phone: 09557124924.

  • Reception: Their Royal Highnesses will join a reception for civic and business leaders hosted by the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. Please contact Asad Mirza Mobile phone: 09810113775 or Gaurav Gurung Mobile phone: 09953065003 by 5 pm 4 November.

New Delhi (Friday 8 November)

  • Arrival Delhi airport: Please contact Dinesh Bhardwaj, Publicity Officer, Ministry of External Affairs (XP) by 7 November. Mobile phone: 9971197911.

  • Katha Community School: The British Asian Trust supports the innovative work of Katha Lab School and provides it with capacity-building support to position it for growth.

Limited to agencies. Please contact Upendra Singh, Tel: 24192318, Mobile: 9871423233, Upendra.Singh@airtel.blackberry.com or Deepti Soni (Tel: 9810312913; Deepti.Soni@airtel.blackberry.com) by 5pm 5 November.

  • Call on President of India The Honourable Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Rashtrapati Bhawan: Please contact Dinesh Bhardwaj, Publicity Officer, Ministry of External Affairs (XP) by 7 November. Mobile phone: 9971197911.

  • Lunch with the Vice President of India, The Honourable Shri M. Hamid Ansari, Vice President’s Residence. Please contact Dinesh Bhardwaj, Publicity Officer, Ministry of External Affairs (XP) by 7 November. Mobile phone: 9971197911.

  • Akshardham Temple: Temple tour. Their Royal Highnesses have previously visited the sister temple at Neasden in London.

This event will be limited to agencies. Please contact Upendra Singh Telephone: 24192318, Mobile phone: 9871423233 or Deepti Soni Mobile phone: 9810312913 by 5 pm 5 November.

  • Reception at British High Commissioner’s Residence: Celebrates the UK-India bilateral relationship. For television footage please contact Archana Shrivastava, Doordarshan, Mobile phone: 9560728844. For pictures please contact Subhash C Malhotra, PTI, Mobile phone: 9810038959,

For any other queries please contact Upendra Singh (Tel: 24192318, Mobile: 9871423233.

Mumbai (Saturday 9 November)

  • Mumbai Mobile Crèche: Classrooms tour. Meet children, parents, staff and supporters. Please contact Shireen Mistry (Tel: +91 22 66502235; Mobile : +919820013629 or Nazneen Sahiar (Telephone: +91 22 66502236; Mobile phone: +91 9833811617) by 12 pm 4 November.

  • Wreath-laying, Taj Mahal Palace Hotel: Their Royal Highnesses will lay a wreath to commemorate victims of the Mumbai terrorist attack. Please contact Nikhila Palat, Taj Hotel, Telephone: 022 66653187 by 12 pm 4 November.

  • Business Leaders Meet: The Prince of Wales will meet senior business leaders for a round table discussion about corporate social responsibility. Please contact Shireen Mistry (Tel: +91 22 66502235; Mobile : +919820013629 or Nazneen Sahiar (Telephone: +91 22 66502236; Mobile phone: +91 9833811617) by 12 pm 4 November.

  • Mangrove Reserve: The Prince of Wales will visit the Godrej Mangrove Reserve where he will tour a medicinal herb garden before taking a boat tour around the area. Please contact Nalini Kala (Mobile phone: +91 9820305269) by 12 pm 4 November.

  • Reception & dinner: This event will support of the work of the British Asian Trust with Bollywood style entertainment. Please contact Shireen Mistry (Tel: +91 22 66502235; Mobile : +919820013629 or Nazneen Sahiar (Telephone: +91 22 66502236; Mobile phone: +91 9833811617) by 12 pm 4 November.

Mumbai (Sunday 10 November)

  • Remembrance Day: Attend service at the St. John the Evangelist Church and meet some war veterans and Indian Defence Staff. Please contact Shireen Mistry (Tel: +91 22 66502235; Mobile : +919820013629 or Nazneen Sahiar (Telephone: +91 22 66502236; Mobile phone: +91 9833811617) by 12 pm 4 November.

Pune (Sunday 10 November)

  • Remembrance Day: Attend short Act of Remembrance at Kirkee Cemetery run by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Tour cemetery. Please contact Shireen Mistry (Telephone: +91 22 66502235; Mobile phone: +919820013629 or Deepti Soni (Mobile phone: +91-9810312913) by 12 pm 4 November.

  • Serum Institute of India: The Prince of Wales will tour the Institute, meet staff and see some of the manufacturing facilities. Please contact Shireen Mistry (Telephone: +91 22 66502235; Mobile phone: +919820013629 or Deepti Soni (Mobile phone: +91-9810312913) by 12 pm 4 November.

  • Reception: Event to celebrate business and youth enterprise at The Royal Western India Turf Club. Please contact Shireen Mistry (Telephone: +91 22 66502235; Mobile phone: +919820013629 or Deepti Soni (Mobile phone: +919810312913) by 12 pm 4 November.

Mumbai (Monday 11 November)

Kochi (Monday 11 November)

  • Arrival: Please contact Ms K.S.Sudha, Regional Deputy Director, Information and Public Relations Department, Ernakulam; Mobile phone: 09447772190, Tel: 0484-2422379 / Mr Chandrahasan Vaduthala, Assistant Liaison Officer/District Information Officer, Information and Public Relations Department, Ernakulam; Mobile phone: 09496003208, Telephone: 0484-2354208 or contact Anita Mawdsley (Mobile phone: +919600199956) / Vidya Soundarajan (Mobile phone: +919600043544) by 5pm 4 November.

  • Kerala Folklore Museum and Theatre: Museum tour and view demonstration of traditional dance forms such as Kathakali. Please contact Ms K.S.Sudha, Regional Deputy Director, Information and Public Relations Department, Ernakulam; Mobile phone: 09447772190, Tel: 0484-2422379 / Mr Chandrahasan Vaduthala, Assistant Liaison Officer/District Information Officer, Information and Public Relations Department, Ernakulam; Mobile phone: 09496003208, Telephone: 0484-2354208 or Anita Mawdsley (Mobile phone: +919600199956) / Vidya Soundarajan (Mobile phone: +919600043544) by 5pm 4 November.

  • Memorandum of Understanding: The Prince of Wales will join urban planners and city dignitaries to view the signing of an MoU marking the participation of Kochi in the Future Cities project. Please contact Ms K.S.Sudha, Regional Deputy Director, Information and Public Relations Department, Ernakulam; Mobile phone: 09447772190, Tel: 0484-2422379 / Mr Chandrahasan Vaduthala, Assistant Liaison Officer/District Information Officer, Information and Public Relations Department, Ernakulam; Mobile phone: 09496003208, Telephone: 0484-2354208 or Anita Mawdsley (Mobile phone: +919600199956) / Vidya Soundarajan (Mobile phone: +919600043544) by 5pm 4 November.

  • Reception: Their Royal Highnesses will attend a reception for civic and business leaders hosted by the Governor of Kerala. Please contact Ms K.S.Sudha, Regional Deputy Director, Information and Public Relations Department, Ernakulam; Mobile phone: 09447772190, Tel: 0484-2422379 / Mr Chandrahasan Vaduthala, Assistant Liaison Officer/District Information Officer, Information and Public Relations Department, Ernakulam; Mobile phone: 09496003208, Telephone: 0484-2354208 or Anita Mawdsley (Mobile phone: +919600199956) / Vidya Soundarajan (Mobile phone: +919600043544) by 5pm 4 November.

Kochi (Tuesday 12 November)

  • Cochin Shipyard: View shipbuilding projects, meet staff involved in Rolls Royce joint shipbuilding project, discussion on international collaboration. Please contact Ms K.S.Sudha, Regional Deputy Director, Information and Public Relations Department, Ernakulam; Mobile phone: 09447772190, Tel: 0484-2422379 / Mr Chandrahasan Vaduthala, Assistant Liaison Officer/District Information Officer, Information and Public Relations Department, Ernakulam; Mobile phone: 09496003208, Telephone: 0484-2354208 or Anita Mawdsley (Mobile phone: +919600199956) / Vidya Soundarajan (Mobile phone: +919600043544) by 5pm 5 November.

  • Nursing School: Her Royal Highness to visit. Please contact Ms K.S.Sudha, Regional Deputy Director, Information and Public Relations Department, Ernakulam; Mobile phone: 09447772190, Tel: 0484-2422379 / Mr Chandrahasan Vaduthala, Assistant Liaison Officer/District Information Officer, Information and Public Relations Department, Ernakulam; Mobile phone: 09496003208, Telephone: 0484-2354208 or Anita Mawdsley (Mobile phone: +919600199956) / Vidya Soundarajan (Mobile phone: +919600043544) by 5pm 5 November.

  • Women’s Empowerment Group: Her Royal Highness to visit the Kudumbasree programme, Aluva. Please contact Ms K.S.Sudha, Regional Deputy Director, Information and Public Relations Department, Ernakulam; Mobile phone: 09447772190, Tel: 0484-2422379 / Mr Chandrahasan Vaduthala, Assistant Liaison Officer/District Information Officer, Information and Public Relations Department, Ernakulam; Mobile phone: 09496003208, Telephone: 0484-2354208 or Anita Mawdsley (Mobile phone: +919600199956) / Vidya Soundarajan (Mobile phone: +919600043544) by 5pm 5 November.

  • Rajagiri School: Her Royal Highness to visit. UK-India education partnership. Please contact Ms K.S.Sudha, Regional Deputy Director, Information and Public Relations Department, Ernakulam; Mobile phone: 09447772190, Tel: 0484-2422379 / Mr Chandrahasan Vaduthala, Assistant Liaison Officer/District Information Officer, Information and Public Relations Department, Ernakulam; Mobile phone: 09496003208, Telephone: 0484-2354208 or Anita Mawdsley (Mobile phone: +919600199956) / Vidya Soundarajan (Mobile phone: +919600043544) by 5pm 5 November.

Kerala (Tuesday 12 November)

  • Vazhachal Forest Range: The Prince of Wales will view at first hand an elephant corridor and see the measures being taken to help elephant conservation. HRH will discuss animal and forestry conservation at the Vazhachal Inspection Bungalow, after meeting members of the local community and WWF outreach workers.

This event will be limited to agencies. Please contact Ms K.S.Sudha, Regional Deputy Director, Information and Public Relations Department, Ernakulam; Mobile phone: 09447772190, Tel: 0484-2422379 / Mr Chandrahasan Vaduthala, Assistant Liaison Officer/District Information Officer, Information and Public Relations Department, Ernakulam; Mobile phone: 09496003208, Telephone: 0484-2354208 or Anita Mawdsley (Mobile phone: +919600199956) / Vidya Soundarajan (Mobile phone: +919600043544) by 5pm 4 November.

Kochi (Thursday 14 November)

  • Jew Street Spice Market: Please contact Ms K.S.Sudha, Regional Deputy Director, Information and Public Relations Department, Ernakulam; Mobile: 9447772190, Tel: 0484-2422379 or Mr Chandrahasan Vaduthala, Assistant Liaison Officer/District Information Officer, Information and Public Relations Department, Ernakulam; Mob: 9496003208, Tel: 0484-2354208 or Anita Mawdsley (Tel: 9600199956, E-mail: Anita.Mawdsley@airtel.blackberry.com) or Vidya Soundarajan (Tel: 9600043544, E-mail: Vidya.Soundarajan@airtel.blackberry.com )

  • Jewish Synagogue: Tour by the custodian, Mrs Queenie Hallegua, meet members of the community and receive a traditional Jewish prayer of blessing. Please contact Ms K.S.Sudha, Regional Deputy Director, Information and Public Relations Department, Ernakulam; Mobile phone: 09447772190, Tel: 0484-2422379 / Mr Chandrahasan Vaduthala, Assistant Liaison Officer/District Information Officer, Information and Public Relations Department, Ernakulam; Mobile phone: 09496003208, Telephone: 0484-2354208 or Anita Mawdsley (Mobile phone: +919600199956) / Vidya Soundarajan (Mobile phone: +919600043544) by 5pm 4 November.

  • Mattancherry Palace Museum: Tour the principle rooms and view highlights from the museum’s collections. Please contact Ms K.S.Sudha, Regional Deputy Director, Information and Public Relations Department, Ernakulam; Mobile phone: 09447772190, Tel: 0484-2422379 / Mr Chandrahasan Vaduthala, Assistant Liaison Officer/District Information Officer, Information and Public Relations Department, Ernakulam; Mobile phone: 09496003208, Telephone: 0484-2354208 or Anita Mawdsley (Mobile phone: +919600199956) / Vidya Soundarajan (Mobile phone: +919600043544) by 5pm 4 November.

  • Full coverage of the visit

Marcus Winsley, Director,
Press and Communications
British High Commission,
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021
Tel: 44192100; Fax: 24192411

Mail to: Kitty.Tawakley@fco.gov.uk

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