CULTURAL EXCHANGE – 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