‘South India has developed in several fields'

The British Council aimed to have deeper engagement in India through different means, according to Paul Sellers, Director of British Council, Chennai.

Tremendous development

Speaking at a function organised here on Wednesday by the British Council, Residents' Awareness Association of Coimbatore, and Association of British Scholars (ABS), Coimbatore Chapter, for presentation of Eco Awards, felicitating achievers and awards ceremony, he said that South India had developed tremendously in several fields such as economic development, infrastructure, services, and education.

Several people were coming to India for training in these areas.

With the current trend of engagements between India and the U.K, the future of Anglo-Indian relations was bright.

The British Council was having a presence in India for the last 65 years.

It tried to involve in various activities throughout India through organisations such as the ABS and it aimed to have deeper engagement through various means.

The eco awards were in recognition of exemplary work done at the field-level to protect environment. “The key is to act and think creatively on how to protect environment,” he said.