EUMIND - Europe meets India

We are a Global Family...

On 9th January, 2013, the Principal, a facilitator and a group of ten students of Vechtdal college, Netherlands visited Pawar Public School, Bhandup. This visit was a part of EUMIND exchange program between the students from India and the Netherlands. This visit was conducted in order to establish an intercultural understanding, so that our students are nurtured to be a global citizen of tomorrow.

During their stay in India, the Dutch students visited Elephanta caves, Prince of Wales Museum, Gateway of India and Mani Bhavan. This offered a unique insight into the rich and cultural heritage of India.

They got a firsthand experience of Indian traditions and rituals, when they participated in the celebrations of Makar Sankranti and Pongal.

The essence of a village of India was brought very vividly into the auditorium of Pawar Public School, Bhandup through the lively presentation given by the owner of 'Hideout' - an eco-friendly village developed by utilising the natural beauty of the place.

Every evening a special programme was arranged for the Netherlands students. One evening they attended a birthday party where they danced to the Indian tunes, while the other evening they also enjoyed watching Rajasthani folk dance and a puppet show. Yet another evening was enjoyed by having dinner in a group, sitting around the bonfire.

Their visit would have been incomplete without getting a glimpse into Bollywood. They were taken to Whistling Woods, the center of film making. Here they attended an informative lecture given by the Director of the Institute.

The icing on the cake for the Dutch students was when they got an opportunity to visit Mrs. Supriya Sule, an honourable Member of Parliament. They were excited to meet her and looked forward to know the views of a political leader about the present scenario in our country and to learn about the role played by this leader in the upliftmemt of the women of our nation. They had a very interactive session.

The visitors left for their country on the 15th of January, enriched with their experiences and fond memories of this country.