Thursday, March 3, 2011

British Deputy High Commissioner to Karnataka -Richard Hyde to visit Karwar on March 7

British Deputy High Commissioner to Karnataka, Richard Hyde, will visit Karwar on March 7, according to a press release from the British Deputy High Commission, Bangalore. He will meet senior government officials and those well-known in media and business circles and prominent citizens in Uttara Kannada.

According to the release, he will hold discussions on regional issues, political and social aspects of Karwar in general and Uttara Kannada in particular. This is to improve his understanding of the region's social, economic, cultural and political trends and developments. Officials of the British Deputy High Commission in Bangalore have visited Karwar and completed the formalities. They met the Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent of Police and the zilla panchayat Chief Executive Officer of Uttara Kannada and held discussions about the visit of Mr. Hyde.

News in SahilOnline and The Hindu

Earlier in The Hindu and in Times of India British Deputy High Commission established at Bangalore

Bangalore: The city now has a new British Deputy High Commission which was inaugurated by Governor H.R. Bhardwaj on Thursday. British Deputy High Commissioner Richard Hyde told press-persons here that Bangalore and Karnataka, more widely, have greatly increased in importance to the U.K. “We have retained a strong trade relationship, but we also now enjoy wider and deeper academic and cultural links. The political economy of Karnataka is of tremendous importance to the wider bilateral relationship, and the State is well represented in the Union Government. A key part of my role will be to engage with political leaders and commentators of every persuasion throughout the State,” he said.
The U.K. had recognised the importance of Bangalore long before the others and invested in developing a strong commercial relationship. “But the wider political economy, culture, academic, science and technology communities in Karnataka are the key to Britain’s relationship with India. In the coming months, the British Deputy High Commission will focus on engaging with these groups,” he added.
About the High Commission’s Climate Change Programme in India, he said that the programme was focussed on promotion of a “low carbon, high growth” economy. “This includes supporting development and expansion of renewable energy, energy efficiency and enabling policies. We are assessing the feasibility of promotion of renewable energy in several States, including Karnataka. We hope to work with civil society organisations, think tanks and businesses to look at ways of using industrial innovation to mitigate the impact of climate change,” he said.
The British Deputy High Commission, he said, would organise more outreach events in cities across the State, including Belgaum, Hubli-Dharwad and Mangalore. “We will be holding a British event in Mangalore in October, the first of what I hope will be many outreach events,” he added.
Later, the Governor welcomed the opening of the new Deputy High Commission. “The relations between India and the United Kingdom are historic. We are similar on various counts. For example, our legal system and civil services are gifts of the British. We also speak the same language,” he said.

Richard Hyde, British deputy high commissioner to Karnataka, visited Mangalore and met officials of the deputy commissioner’s (DC) office on Wednesday March 25 2009. - Daiji World
Uttara Kannada district has several scenic spots that draw tourists. There is good scope for investors to invest money on tourism and health-related projects, said Richard Hyde, Deputy British High Commissioner to India. He was speaking to media persons on Sunday night during his visit to Karwar to explore the business opportunity in Uttara Kannada.