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SDMC school kids interact with Prince Charles

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Twenty students of a municipal school in the national capital, interacted with Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, during his visit to the country, the South Mayor said today.

"He (Prince Charles) was to visit an SDMC school in Lajpat Nagar-III, but owing to its closure in the wake of air pollution in the capital city, he couldn't.

"So, these students were taken to the British Council, where they him during another programme yesterday," Mayor Kamaljeet Sehrawat said.

Britain's Prince Charles had arrived in on November 8 on a two-day visit to invite Prime Minister Modi for the Commonwealth Heads of Meeting (CHOGM), that will be held next year in the

The prince was accompanied by his wife Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles, during the visit, which is a part of their 10-day tour of four nations -- Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and

The mayor said that the school in Lajpat Nagar is being run in association with a UK-based NGO, ARK, under the school quality enhancement programme (SQEP).

"Children of these schools speak good English. SQEP is currently being implemented in 30 SDMC schools," she said.

The programme which was initiated by the South Municipal Corporations with the education alliance in 2015, now caters to over 6,000 children, the civic body said.

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First Published: Fri, November 10 2017. 22:22 IST