Cultural confluence – Update on Youth Exchange program
Cultural confluence of different nations in the 3 day event witnessed the curiosity of students towards Mewar’s history and culture.
Taking you further on the news of Lions International Youth Exchange program, we have some heart touching highlights of this fantastic event. Cultural confluence of different nations in the 3 day event witnessed the curiosity of students towards Mewar’s history and culture.
Coming from different backgrounds speaking different languages, 21 students from 8 nations of the world carried back wonderful ‘never to be forgotten’ memories. Initially a hesitation existed due to difference in languages. But understanding each other’s sentiments, the students gelled with each other and enjoyed each other’s company. Fun and frolic became a part of their togetherness.
The students learnt of the magnanimity of Mewar’s culture. They shared a lot with each other, eventually learning from one another in the confluence. This cultural confluence became a life time memory which they stored in the form of selfies. Eating together and showering love and promises of a never ending friendship, the students parted with a heavy heart today. These colours of cultural confluence will always remain fresh in the minds of students and in the heart of Udaipur.
Program organiser Anil Nahar said that the main highlight was the visit to a school in Dhol ki Paati which has been adopted by Lions Club. Students of the school displayed their curiosity towards the lifestyle of foreign nationals. They learnt a lot about each other’s routine while visiting the beautiful spots of Udaipur city together.
As per President of Lions Club Udaipur Kishore Kothari, all students including the 110 students from the Dhol ki Paati school went for a trekking at Gupteshwar Mahadev in the morning. From here their next visit was Pratap Gaurav Kendra. In the mechanical auditorium, they watched movies based on Maharana Pratap’s life. As the last destination, all students visited Celebration mall to witness its jaw dropping heritage look, said Prasun Bharadwaj, President of Lions club Elite. For the students of the Dhol ki Paati school, visiting the huge mall was an experience in itself. The foreign national students enjoyed shopping in the mall where they bought Rajasthani clothes and traditional stuff which attracted them the most.
All of 21 students expressed their views towards culture of Mewar describing it as uniquely magnanimous. As per Renu Chowdhary and Meetu Kulshreshtha, the foreign students went ahead in expressing their love for the 110 school kids by gifting them umbrellas along with Lions Club Udaipur, Lions Club Elite, Lions Club Udaipur Bandhutva and Lions Club Mewar Gaurav. Udaipur visit with the cultural confluence turned out to be the most amazing experience, opined the students.