A fairly large Chinese delegation visited UD this morning. I was quit fascinated to know that China was building Advertising Parks. The idea is to treat publicity-media-creativity-billboards-branding etc all as an industry that contributes to GDP and therefore needs to be nucleated from disjointed personalized initiatives to a coherent, nurtured and professional industry where experts from all over the world could contribute. I had a long discussion with Mr Clark xiao, Chief Consultant of Kunming Advertising Park although, despite the valiant efforts of the translator, language was an issue. I told him that we could exchange ideas through emails to see if there could be such a park in New Town too.
The team visited Eco Park soon thereafter.A group photo at Nagarayan just before their departure:
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The adventure game called Paintball was launched today afternoon. It is located near the Mask Garden, entry through gate 3. A photo of the players before start of an inaugural exhibition match:
The Heliconia Garden was opened for the public yesterday evening. A group photo with Forest and Hidco officers :
Here is a clipping from today's Anandabazar: