India-Iran Educational and Cultural Exchange Programme - (4th December 2017)
Our India and Iran friendship was strengthened with the visit of a 10 member student delegation led by 11 principals of different schools who came from Tehran, Mashad, Isfahan and many other places in Iran on 4th December 2017. We designed a schedule for them so that they have an insight into the lifestyle, culture and traditions of India. They attended a session in our school to learn about the Indian education system.
To get an insight into the rich cultural and ecological History of India, the delegates were shown a presentation on the historical and religious places in Delhi such as India Gate, Qutub Minar, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Birla Mandir and Lotus temple. They also went on a visit to Agra and the delegates were awestruck by the beauty and symmetry of this monument evoking the expression of love. The delegates also witnessed the beauty of our monuments that spoke about our rich heritage and architecture and we even got a glimpse of their architecture as the children of our school saw a presentation on their monuments that spoke about their history and culture.
The differences in culture in different countries no longer creates a barrier rather we unite as we all aim to have a global civilization and to show this spirit, children presented a fusion dance on Persian dance and Indian Classical Kathak dance. The fusion dance blended so harmoniously that it was difficult to comprehend they were two different cultures in these dance forms.
Delegates from Iran also witnessed a street play performed by the students of class IX on the topic â€“ Global Warming. The aim was to sensitize the students of Iran for the cause and study the cultural implications deriving from these ethical considerations of anthropogenic climate change. Our Students through these Cultural Exchange Programmes are working together on issues like global warming and climate change to protect the environment against the harm of global warming in their future.
This cultural exchange provided a unique and fruitful learning experience outside the limits of a classroom and the students developed a better understanding of the diversity in culture and appreciation of one's own culture and nation, thereby strengthening the relationship between the schools and the two countries. We hope to cherish this love and bond with Iran and its people.
India â€“ China, Germany, Portugal Cultural and Educational Exchange Program ( 24th July 2017 )
Vandana International School believes in the philosophy of â€œVasudhaiva Kutumbakamâ€. It is a philosophy that inculcates an understanding that the whole world is one big family. In order to have a deeper knowledge and exposure, school promotes cross cultural exchanges and connecting with teachers and students around the world. It is the need of the hour so that children have an enhanced interest in global issues and have global awareness as we realise fostering global awareness and international collaboration is very beneficial to our students. It not only widens the horizon but also encourage the pupils to see things from different perspectives and prepare them for a progressive life.
Students from Germany, China and Portugal had visited our school for a Cultural and Educational Exchange and they were given a warm welcome by the Chairman, Teachers and Students of the school. Prior to their visit to the campus the guest students attended an orientation session in the auditorium. Various activities were showcased by our school students to display our culture and give them an insight of our curriculum. The aim of this cultural exchange was to know and experience the educational system and culture of their countries. The students had an informative and interactive session and it nurtured the spirit of love and respect on both the sides.
These global interactions aim at enhancing the inter personal skills of our children and is a step towards global citizenship.