South India EDI Week 

Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) are at the heart of our cultural relations ambitions. They contribute to the mutual trust, respect and understanding we strive for on behalf of the UK.  They are integral to the British Council brand, reputation, success and cultural relations impact. British Council in India aims to closely align our work to the principles and practices of equality and diversity along with our core values of valuing people, integrity, mutuality, professionalism and creativity. Our focus areas around the seven EDI themes - age, disability, gender, religion/belief, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, work life balance. 

Every year British Council observes EDI Week in the months of November and December. This year EDI Week in British Council South India will take place between 30 November – 4 December 2015. Exciting line up of events below:

Date Venue Activity Details

30 November to 6 December 2015

Online Blogging contest

Maximum of 100 words blog on any one of the below :

  • Caste is the face of race in India
  • All work and no play makes Jack and Jill dull people
  • Why do gender stereotypes still exist?

Send in your entries to: Naveen.Kumar@in.britishcouncil.org

Win exciting prizes!

2 December 2015 Online  Quiz

Online quiz on seven focus areas of EDI (age, disability, gender, religion/belief, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, work life balance).

Win exciting prizes!

3 December 2015 British Council, 737 Anna Salai, Chennai 600002

Panel discussion Topic: ‘Inclusion matters’

Moderator: Ms. Janaki Pillai (Director, Ability Foundation)

Panellists:

  • Dr. Thara Srinivasan (Director, SCARF)
  • Mr. Rajesh / Mr. Kamal (GM, Lemon Tree Hotels, Chennai)
  • Mr. Prithiveeraj (Indian Film Actor)
  • Teacher, English Language Centre, British Council
4 December 2015 at 5 pm British Council, 737 Anna Salai, Chennai 600002 Movie screening of ‘The Theory of Everything The Theory of Everything is a 2014 British biographical romantic drama film directed by James Marsh and adapted by Anthony McCarten from the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Wilde Hawking