A India- German student Exchange was conducted at Birla Vidya Niketan Shool with Giebichenstein- Gymnasium – Thomas Müntzer , Germany from 10th December, 2019 - 15th December, 2019
The main highlights of the students exchange were as follows- A visit to Kiran Nadar museum of Art, to learn animal figurines art through clay modelling.
The German students attended an English role-play, debating classes in school. The German teachers interacted with French teachers to understand the teaching methodologies practiced in school. They learnt Indian Warli & Madhubani Art , Hands on experience on Science experiments and Fitness Bhangra aerobics and yoganatyam session in school .They also visited the Red Fort, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Qutab Minar & Akshardham Temple along with their BVN buddies
BVN students visited the German school alongwith the German students and had an outdoor tour to the Rashtrapati Bhawan, A walk at the India Gate and seeing Amar Jawan Jyoti and shopping time in Connaught Place.
German Students learnt Guru Vandana Bharatnatyam dance. The exchange culminated with an Inter cultural and certification ceremony.
It was a first hand Inter Cultural Learning Experience for students and teachers and for the host families. The German students left for Germany with lots of good memories of time spent in India and bondings with hosting students and families
‘Gundoku’ Competition – Japanese Inter- School Choral recitation was held at Birla Vidya Niketan on 6th December 2019, in collaboration with Japan Foundation, JALSTA, JAL, Experience Japan EJ with support of Embassy of Japan
The Principal welcomed the Chief Guest – Mr. Masahiro Kobayashi: First secretary, Embassy of Japan, to the Panel of Judges were Prof. Ashok Chawla : Advisor MEA, Prof. Manjushree Chauhan : JNU, Ms. Etsuko Kobayashi; Vice- Principal Japanese School, New Delhi, Mr. Junichi Arima; Advisor Japan Language Japan Foundation and to the other guests Mr. Noguchi; Director – Japanese Language studies; Japan Foundation, Ms. Imoto ; Advisor Japanese Language, Japan Foundation, Ms. Sonu Gupta; Program Manager, Japan Foundation. She also welcomed the sponsors from Japan Airlies- JAL- Mr. Shinya Naruse- Country Manager, JAL, Ms. Manisha Aggarwal- General Manager JAL and to Ms. Meenakshi Guta from JAL.
145 students from 13 schools participated in this competition. They recited a poem title ‘CHikyu aisatsu’ which means Greetings to the world by Madomichio.
The winners were- 1st Prize – Birla Vidya Niketan, 2nd Prize – Bluebells School & 3rd Prize – Amity International School, Vasundra.
Mr. Kobayashi was delighted to be amongst the students and appreciated the enthusiasm in students for learning Japanese language.
Mr. Chawla thanked the School Principal – Ms. Minakshi Kushwaha for her efforts to promote Japanese language and appreciated the pronunciation and diction of the participants and encouraged them to learn Japanese Language to be the brand ambassadors from India.
Mr. Noguchi congratulated the participants and expressed his gratitude to BVN for endorsing & promoting Japanese Language and for organizing this event in the school
Drishti Makhijani of Birla Vidya Niketan was selected by CBSE for the prestigious - Indo-Russian Student Interaction Program .
The students of Birla Vidya Niketan along with Indo-Peruvian Friendship Association (INPEFA), had a Cultural Student Exchange Programme with the Fleming School,Peru.
Heading - WORLD SCHOOLS’ DEBATE AT SLOVENIA
Nine students of BVN from classes 9-12 participated in an 8- day rigorous training program and competition at The World Schools’ Debate Championship at Kranskja, Gora in Slovenia. Eminent experts from various countries trained participants and accompanying teachers from around 28 countries across 4 continents in the art of argumentation and refutation while engaging them in a series of simulated debates prior to the competition. In a close and intensely engaging championship, Rohan Subramaniam won the 13th best speaker position..