Today was Monday, meaning first day of Indian school for the German students. After reaching school with their host students, they assembled and met the principal of our school, Dr. Ruchi Seth. After a meeting, they went on a school tour, and saw our magnificent school in its glory.
After the school tour, the German group had a Hindi lesson, where they learnt a few Hindi phases, enough to get them comfortably through the trip, and of course to greet host families in the Indian language.
After the Hindi lesson, the German students were presented by a presentation on the Indian economy, made by students who were part of the German exchange in the previous years. (Here you can watch a Video in which they welcome the students in German and Englisch). After the presentation, the German students and the available Indian students travelled to Paragon Apparels factory in a school bus.
After returning from the factory, the students attended an Art lesson, where they learnt Warli art. Warli art is a form of Tribal art, which incorporates only basic geometric figures. The lesson was enjoyed by all and all made a Warli painting each.
After the Art lesson, the students went home with their host families, having learnt new things and having new knowledge, and experiencing a brand new culture.
written by Utkarsh Arora