Playing host to a score of international students, DU hosted UKIERE’15: UK- India Education and Research Initiative on the 28th, 29th and 30th July 2015. Colleges hosting the event were Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Gargi College, Maitreyi College and Shahid Sukhdev College of Business Studies (CBS).These colleges organised events for the guest students, which took place simultaneously for three days in their respective campuses.
The first day began with a welcoming tilak, followed by vandanas performed by the Indian music societies, after which the principals addressed their respective colleges. Each guest student was assigned a local ‘buddy’. The day ended with a rangoli making session followed by a trip to Dilli Haat. In the subsequent days, the foreign students participated in dance and theatre workshops and played sports. One of the international students from France, Cecile said, “It’s been an incredible journey from beginning to the end. I found everyone to be extremely friendly and fun to be with.”
The main aim of this event was to welcome all the UK exchange program students with an Indian university experience, and celebrate the diversity of cultures, interactions and insights among them. The 3 day programme was one half of a two-fold Generation UK- India Study India Programme 2015; the other half is to take place in September where DU will again play host to another group of young students from UK.
With inputs from Shagun Marwah and Uzma Rehman for DU Beat.
Image credits: Vista, Photography Society, Maitreyi College
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