JULY - 2004
first “India Story” Seminar for International students was
conducted in New Delhi from 8th to 21st July
2004. Participants were from Sussex University (UK), Manchester
College, Indiana (USA), Juniata College & Elizabethtown
College, Pennsylvania, (USA) and Delhi.
was a small but enthusiastic group that was intellectually
challenged, emotionally shaken and culturally entertained
through 2 weeks of lectures, workshops, performances, excursions,
sightseeing and shopping.
programmes ranged from early morning Yoga lessons to The
Mahabharata. History lecture and artifacts viewing at The
National Museum to understanding The Indian Mind and The
Kama Sutra. A flavour of Tamil Literature, Kalidasa & Tagore
to watching a contemporary play in English with Indian settings.
Interacting with India’s
best scientists to a magical session on the Tiger with the
country’s best known conservationist. Workshops and performances
on Indian Classical Dance & Music and sessions on Indian
Art & Architecture. There was Indian Governance and The
Builders of Modern India.
asked the participants if they felt that it was too much.
Should we reduce the load in July 2005 ? The unanimous reply
was a loud “No”. They wanted and relished the intellectual
challenge that the “India Story” presented. It was its USP
and should not be tampered with. We humbly agreed.
of course there was Agra --- with visits to The Taj
Mahal and The Agra Fort.
roadside snake-charmer , a welcome diversion !
Shopping and more Shopping. Sometimes it seemed that every
street corner provided a shopping opportunity.
were built. Roots discovered. Cross cultural boundaries merged.
the world came together in INDIA !
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