Delhi Public School, Bangalore North, has been one of the schools promoting the study of French as a foreign language, keeping in tune with the changing times. As part of Frendia-2012, the Indo-French student exchange programme, 23 students and three teachers from St. Augustine School, Angers, France, are visiting the school.

These students, aged between 12 and 15 years, will stay for 11 days. On their arrival, the visiting students were given a warm welcome which was followed by an interactive session with students and teachers around a campfire.

Delhi Public School North principal Manju Balasubramanium welcomed the St. Augustine vice-principal Monsieur Manuel Jobard, coordinators Bernadette Jehanne and Therese Moreau.

The visitors will get a glimpse of India’s rich and vibrant culture through visits to Nrityagram, ISKCON temple, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath and Janapada Loka. A cookery class on Indian cuisine has been organised at a five star hotel.

Through this programme, students from both the countries will get an opportunity to take the learning of languages beyond the classroom while strengthening the bond between the two countries.

The programme has been organised by the French Department of the school.

Rajyotsava

Sri Jnanakshi Vidyaniketan, Rajarajeshwarinagar, celebrated Kannada Rajyotsava recently. A skit on the art of story-telling by a grandmother as engraved in the Kuvara Lakshma Shasana by saint Athreya Anasuya, who once lived in the surroundings of Rajarajeshwarinagar, was enacted by students.

Students presented a radio show to create awareness among their colleagues the importance of segregating waste. They rendered several songs.

A fashion show of Mysore Silk saris was one of the main attractions of the programme. Students participating in the event had worn silk saris of different colours in different style. One of them spoke on the history and importance of Mysore Silk. Students presented the rich folk culture of Karnataka by performing ‘nandi kunitha’, ‘goravara kunitha’, ‘kolata’, and ‘kamsale’.A group presented a fusion dance to Kannada numbers.

Another set of students staged Pragnavantha Samsara to drive home the point as to how important it is for doing one’s duty diligently in a family so that one can lead a happy and meaningful life.

Chairman’s visit

Excitement, joy and expectations reverberated across Ryan International School, Yelahanka, as chairman of Ryan International Group of Institutions (RIGI) A.F. Pinto visited the school recently. The band troupe, student council members and various sports teams gave him a rousing welcome. At the special assembly, students staged a skit. Mr. Pinto advised students to be pure at heart and do everything they do well.

Later, he planted a sapling and spent time at the school garden.

THiS TEAM