British Council hosted the biggest-ever Commonwealth Big Lunch with over 30,000 indigenous students and staff members of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) - the largest residential institute for the Tribals in the world - in Bhubaneswar on 23 March 2018.
Organised in collaboration with KISS and KIIT founder Dr Achyuta Samanta, the event brought together the High Commissioners and Representatives from 53 Commonwealth countries and the indigenous students from KISS to share a meal at the KISS premises.
Check out the highlights from this inspiring event:
About Commonwealth Big Lunch
Commonwealth Big Lunches, created by educational charity the Eden Project in partnership with the UK Government, encourage people to get together to celebrate their Commonwealth connections through food. Launched by UK Prime Minister Theresa May, Commonwealth Big Lunches were organised as the UK hosted the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, bringing together 52 leaders from across the Commonwealth to London and Windsor. Lunches of all shapes and sizes took place between Monday 12 March — Commonwealth Day — and Sunday 22 April. Over the six-week period, high profile and diverse events were held across the Commonwealth, including the biggest-ever lunch hosted and attended by British Council India and the Kalinga Institute of Social Science (KISS).