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STUDENT CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMME WITH RUSSIA

 

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.

 

Addition of global dimension in the school curriculum and broadening of horizons of the school students were all well accomplished through the exciting and insightful week with the Russian Delegation. The week came to a close with an enjoyable, rewarding and a fruitful day at St. Xavier’s High School, Sector 81, Gurugram.

The guests were welcomed in a traditional Rajasthani way; with two girls dancing gracefully to the beats of Rajasthani folk dance and depicting horse galloping; soaking everyone in the beauty of Indian culture. With tilak and garlands at the school gate the Delegation stepped in a traditional way.

 

With the perfect march past of the Student Council they all gathered for a special assembly. The guests were warmly welcomed with a small token of love and pinning of badges. Auspicious lamp lighting ceremony and chanting of shlokas transcended all to an ethereal world. Blessings of Goddess Saraswati were seeked by a soulful Saraswati Vandana through a dance. This was followed by melodious singing of a Russian song by the choir which was highly applauded. The vibrant and refined asanas of Surya Namaskar brought a stream of freshness and calmed everyone. The thoughts and experiences shared confidently and eloquently by the school Head Girl, Siya Chopra were quite relatable. The elegant and cute Barbie dolls of Kindergarten rocked the stage with their zestful and cuteness overloaded performance, applauded loudly by the audience. The ultimate purpose, exposure and exchange of culture was wholly achieved by the confident ramp walk of Grade II students. They depicted the attire of different states of India and captivated the audience rightly with their ramp walk. As the day was all about friendship and memories; a dance by the Xavier’s Dance Team on a musical fusion of Russia and India enthralled the audience. Respected Headmistress ma’am apprised the audience with her knowledgeable words and thoughts. The assembly came to a close with everybody standing in pride for the National Anthems of India and Russia.

Children demonstrated exemplary spirit and made their Russian friends accustomed to the Indian traditions within no time. The day was a milestone in the journey of knowing each other’s country and people.
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