Alliance Française of Madras now has a new facility for cultural research and studies.
What’s it about? Alliance Française is a Chennai landmark and has been functioning at College Road since 1953. It now has a new space on the premises inaugurated at Espace 24. The building will have new classrooms and event spaces.
- The new building will help the centre welcome more students and expand its reach in teaching French. The space was dedicated to Chennai.
- Part of the festivities included an art exhibition curated by Jesal Thacker of Sakshi Gallery titled “And when she roared the universe quaked”.
Who said what? Emmanuel Lenain, Ambassador of France to India, said since the number of French speakers is increasing, it’s important to support the centre’s work. Consul-General of France in Pondicherry and Chennai, Lise Talbot Barré, thanked the state government for supporting the cultural activities.
(Image credits: AFMadras’ Twitter Post)