Jagan inaugurates American Corner at Andhra University in Vizag; third in India

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy virtually inaugurated the American Corner in Andhra University here on Thursday. This is the third American Corner in India.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  23 Sep 2021 1:15 PM GMT
Jagan inaugurates American Corner at Andhra University in Vizag; third in India

Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy virtually inaugurated the American Corner in Andhra University here on Thursday. This is the third American Corner in India.

Inaugurating the Corner, Jagan said this was just the beginning and that the US will also be setting up an American Consulate in Vizag city in the future.

Speaking about the initiative taken by the American consulate in collaboration with AU, he said that the Corner will go a long way in bridging the skill gaps of students. "The Corner will play a vital role in enabling the students to study abroad," Jagan added.

He took the opportunity to thank US Consul General from Hyderabad, Joel Reifman; USAID mission director in India Veena Reddy; public affairs officer of US Consulate, Hyderabad, David Moyer; and AU Vice-Chancellor P.V.G.D Prasad Reddy for taking the initiative forward and establishing the American Corner.

An American Corner is a community gathering place that features guest speakers, movie screenings, English language classes, book clubs, counseling for students planning to study in US universities, and celebrations of American holidays.

"We are proud to have Andhra University as our partner in opening this American Corner. Alongside Hyderabad and Ahmedabad, this is the third American Corner we've opened in India. We're looking forward to putting together programs on everything from climate change and youth outreach to entrepreneurship and women's empowerment. With the active engagement of the Chief Minister, it is a testament to the growing relationship between the people and the governments of the United States and Andhra Pradesh," Mr. Reifman said.

He pointed out that setting up the Corner in Visakhapatnam would pave the way for bettering the working relationship between both the countries, keeping in mind the Indo-Pacific region. He also said that students would benefit from the Education USA programme and learn more about higher education in the US at the American Corner.

AU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Prasad Reddy said that by setting up the Corner, the university has taken a step towards becoming a world-class university. "We have a strong alumni presence across the globe and this place will soon connect to the global community," he added.

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