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Sonia to deliver Commonwealth lecture in London

March 11, 2011 23:37 IST

Congress President Sonia Gandhi will be away from Delhi for three days next week to deliver the 14th Commonwealth lecture in London on March 17.

Celebrating this year's Commonwealth Day theme, she will be speaking on  'Women as Agents of Change' and considering how the role of women in  a society can have a positive impact on social, economic and political  progress in the Commonwealth countries.

The Commonwealth Lecture is organised by the Commonwealth Foundation in  partnership with the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Cambridge  Commonwealth Trust, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association , the  Royal Commonwealth Society and the Royal Over-Seas League.

The lecture will take place in the historic surroundings of the magnificent, newly restored ballroom at 8 Northumberland, just off  Trafalgar Square, says a foundation press release.

A Correspondent in New Delhi