The City of Cupertino unveiled directional signs pointing towards its four Sister Cities, including Bhubaneswar (India), Copertino (Italy), Toyokawa (Japan) and Hsinchu (Taiwan).
Cupertino is a city in Santa Clara County, California, in the United States. Forbes ranked it as one of the most educated small towns. It is known as the home of Apple Inc.’s corporate headquarters.
“These signs are a physical symbol of the already strong bond between Cupertino and our Sister Cities. I am proud to live in such a diverse community that supports its four Sister Cities,” said Council member Gilbert Wong.
Wong mentioned Bhubaneswar as one of his favorite sister city and looks forward to a strong relationship.
The cities of Cupertino and Bhubaneswar (BBSR) formed their friendship city relationship through signing a memorandum of understanding between the Mayors of Cupertino and Bhubaneswar on Nov 24, 2012.
The Cupertino-BBSR Sister City Initiative (CBSCI) is a community-based non-profit organization that conducts art, culture, trade and student exchange programs supported by the two cities.
Since the establishment of the relationship, the CBSCI has organized a cultural evening, facilitated two formal visits to Odisha, India by the then Mayor of Cupertino, Gilbert Wong and his delegation.