Mayoor Chopasni School organised the first cultural
exchange program to strengthen the international relationship and deepen the
knowledge of foreign cultures through flexible and diverse activities. A seven
member student delegation from a German school Leonardo Da Vinci campus stayed with families of students of Mayoor
Chopasni School for 21 days. They experienced Indian teaching methods and
curriculum. They were accompanied by the host students all the time. During
this cultural exchange the German students got acquainted to values and
regional folklore and tried to imbibe the same. The host students of Mayoor
Chopasni School will visit Germany in month of May/ June next year and will
stay with these students in Berlin.
The student delegation received a traditional welcome
in Mayoor Chopasni School and Principal Mr Sharad Tiwari introduced the
delegation to the students in school assembly.
The German students Lisa Wallat, Maximilian Neubart,
Marie- Luise Meinel, Lars Lehmann, Lennart Lehmann, Evrim Basbolat and Bassam El
Shorafa along with their teacher Ulrike Kinenast were shown school horse riding area, music
room, dance room and playgrounds by school teachers Mrs Savita Babbar, Mrs
Snighdha Singh and Mr Karni Singh. They also got familiarised with Indian
musical instruments, folk songs, folk dances and regional sports.
On this occasion German students enjoyed a match of
satoliya against the students of Mayoor Chopasni School. An adventurous trek
was also organised for the German students early in the morning where they
learnt more about natural environment. The same day an exciting activity of tie
and dye was conducted by Mrs Rajkumari Shaktawar and Mrs Asha Jain in school
campus for LDVC guests where they enjoyed making bandhni dupattas to take them
back home for their loved ones.
The LDVC guests
and host students visited handicraft factory which Jodhpur is famous for
to understand the nitty gritty of traditional handicraft and the cultures
behind them. A city tour was also
organised for the guests and hosts to
get the picture of city from inside.
The following week the LDVC hosts
set out on an expedition to Ranthambore
where they visited the famous fort and Ganesh temple. They also had a
thrilling experience of wildlife
sanctuary. Then they visited Pushkar and Dargah Sharif at Ajmer and came
back to Jodhpur.
A host family Mr. and Mrs. Chouhan
organised lunch, wildlife safari and evening
tea at Jog Niwas in Bhakrasni village. The guests and hosts students had their dance
sessions and Kho-Kho practice
daily. A final Kho- Kho match was organised between hosts and guests which both the teams enjoyed. The guests students attended various clubs in
school campus like yoga club, horse riding club and archery club as per their
choice. A fun filled kite flying activity was organised
in school campus which was relished by the hosts and guests students.
The third week started with a medical camp,
nukkad natak and cleanliness task organised by NDTV Behtar India where LDVC
hosts and guests students participated in and
created awareness amongst local
people about keeping their surroundings
clutter free.Later that evening
they attended RIFF festival at
Mehrangarh which is one of the major tourist attractions of the
town. They enjoyed the musical evening put up by famous folk
communities.Next morning they left for a lavish stay at Rohetgarh where they
experienced exciting village safari followed
by a cultural evening and night stay. After a day's rest the guests
students headed for spine -tingling sport
of paragliding at Aagolai village with Mr. Chaina Ram and Mr. Kan Singh. It was
a refreshing experience altogether.
School Principal Mr. Sharad Tiwari and
staff organised a cultural evening on Oct 10, 2017 to bid adieu to the guests
students and to thank the host students
for their excellent hospitality. There
were dances and questionnaire put up by the staff which was followed by
The next morning the LDVC host students visited the historical
Mehrangarh Museum. On 12th morning the guests students attended the
assembly and left for railway station after meeting the host students.
The exchange programme helped the two
schools to build the cultural gap and build a strong relation between the two
set of students coming from entirely different background. The students of
Mayoor Chopasni School had an enriching experience hosting the German students.
Mayoor Chopasni School,Jodhpur looks forward to many more such exchange
programmes to broaden the social horizon of its students. Read more..