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    The Canadian Trade Commission in Bombay, Mr. F. T. Harris, presented a token bag of?

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    Roll No.1.

    M.S. of the Statue of King George 5th.

    M.S. of the Statue of King George 5th.

    Two shots of the gateway of India.

    M.S. of the statue of Lord Harding, Viceroy of India.

    Tilt shot starting from a tiger and ending at C.U. of Lord Harding.

    Few shots of the ships, ferry and motor boats anchored in the sea near gateway of India,

    Two shots of the marine drive, one of the best beach drives in the world.

    Different shots of the cranes transferring wheat from the ship.

    M.S. of the ship.

    Two shots of the Canadian flag fluttering while the wheat bags ly near.

    Close shots of the wheat being transferred.

    C.U. of the " CALLIOPE ".

    Roll No.2.

    C.U. of the words CALLIOPE.

    Long shot of the decorative flags on the ship.

    M.S. of the Indian and Canadian flags fluttering.

    Two shots of the labourers putting the wheat in the bags while the crane takes it away.

    M.S. of the wheat bag loaded in the crane tooth hanging in between the two flags.

    M.S. of Mr. F.T. Harris, Canadian trade Commissioner in India,speaking.

    Shots of Mr. Harris presenting the wheat bag to Mr. Kazi, Bombays Minister for civil supplies.

    M.S. of Mr. Harris and Mr. Kazi shaking hands.

    M.S. of Mr. Kazi delivering his speech to thank the canadian people and government.

    M.S. of the audience.

    some shots of the labourers packing the wheat in bags.

    pan shot starting from the different activities of packing, ending at the bags lying.

    some shots of the wheat bags being loaded in the truck.

    C.U. of a labourer carrying the bag.

    C.U. of the wheat bags lying on the truck.

    two shots of the trucks moving away with wheat loads.


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    Background: The Canadian Trade Commission in Bombay, Mr. F. T. Harris, presented a token bag of Canadian wheat representing the first consignment of about 1,400 tons under the Canadian 1957/58, programme for India.

    Mr. S. G. Kazi, Bombay's Minister for Civil Supplies, received the bag at a formal ceremony in Bombay docks on December 17th.

    The first consignment was brought to India by the S.S. "CALLIOPE".

    Accepting the wheat on behalf of the Union Government, Mr. Kazi said that the Canadian Government was "generous" to give aid amounting to seven million dollars for the purchase of Canadian wheat during 1957/1958. "It is estimated that this sum will fetch about 110,000 tons of wheat." he added.

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