Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday virtually launched American Corner at Andhra University (AU) in Visakhapatnam, in the presence of U.S. Consul General of Hyderabad Joel Reifman and USAID Mission Director Veena Reddy. 

It is the third centre in the country after Hyderabad and Ahmedabad.

Addressing the gathering, the Chief Minister said that this outreach programme would further be enhanced to have an American Consul in Visakhapatnam hopefully in near future. 

Having American Corner in AU would go a long way in bridging the skill gap and also supporting students to study abroad in the best universities, he said that this initiative would play a very vital role in the lives of the students and thanked the officials for bringing this to Vizag.

American Corner is a partnership between the U.S. Consulate and Andhra University, which aims to provide educational and cultural opportunities for the students. 

The event was attended by Minister Mekapati Gautam Reddy, IT Electronics and Communication Principal Secretary G Jayalakshmi and Hema Chandra Reddy, Chairperson of Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education.

(EW Correspondent)