Indian Ambassador hoping to ‘enhance partnership’ with County Council following Laois visit

first_img Electric Picnic Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Home News Indian Ambassador hoping to ‘enhance partnership’ with County Council following Laois visit News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook By Alan Hartnett – 31st July 2020 News WhatsApp Pinterest Indian Ambassador hoping to ‘enhance partnership’ with County Council following Laois visit Mr Sandeep Kumar, Indian Ambassador to Ireland, pictured during his visit to County Hall, Portlaoise where gifts were exchanged between the Ambassador and Chief Executive, John Mulholland and Cathaoirleach Catherine Fitzgerald.. Photo: Michael Scully The Indian Ambassador to Ireland, his Excellency Mr Sandeep Kumar, says he hopes to ‘enhance a partnership’ with Laois County Council following a visit on Thursday.Mr Kumar was officialy welcomed at County Hall by Cathaoirleach, Cllr Catherine Fitzgerald and Mr John Mulholland, Chief Executive.The genial Ambassador spent the full day in Portlaoise and met with representatives of the Laois Chamber of Commerce, Laois Tourism, The Midlands Hospital Portlaoise and private business interests.A keen arts, travel and sports enthusiast Mr Kumar made a point of visiting the Dunamaise Arts Centre & Theatre.The vastly experienced Mr Kumar voiced his eagerness to establish more economic and cultural connections between Laois and India and was fulsome in his praise for the way in which Irish communities came together to support the ongoing effort to suppress the public health pandemic.He also acknowledged the supports give by Irish people to the many members of the Indian community over recent months and reflected on the generosity of spirit shown by this country to his fellow citizens.On signing the Visitors Book at Áras an Chontae, Mr Kumar said: “I am very committed to enhance partnership with Laois County Council at all levels, post Covid making opportunities out of challenges.”Cathaoirleach Catherine Fitzgerald was very happy with the engagement.She said: “Laois County Council will encourage any opportunities and support any initiatives that will further develop our bonds of friendship, expand our mutual understanding and explore economic and cultural activities between our communities.”SEE ALSO – Laois Gardai arrest man with ‘three outstanding warrants’ following speeding incident Previous articleLaois Gardai arrest man with ‘three outstanding warrants’ following speeding incidentNext articleCoronavirus: No new deaths and 38 new Coronavirus cases as GPs raise self-isolating concerns Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Twitter Electric Picnic TAGSIndiaLaois County CouncilSandeep Kumar Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img

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