Prateek Pankaj and Ashmita Nandi of Birla Vidya Niketan represented India during 'Asian Youth Development & Network building Programme' held at Okinawa, Japan from 5th Aug. to 19th Aug'17. Students from 12 South-East Asian countries participated in this programme on 100% scholarship by the govt. of Japan. The most important takeaways were virtues of leadership and teamwork along with cultural and historical enrichment.
The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme is an opportunity for young college graduates to assist with international exchange and foreign language education throughout Japan as either Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) or Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs).
is a project advanced by the Japanese government from the standpoint of providing a sound foundation for strong solidarity within Asia through large-scale youth exchange.
The Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youth Programme (JENESYS) will be hosting 182 students who specialize in specifically notified sports and cultural field (traditional heritage and arts).
The student wings of Indo-Japan Association and Bharat Japan Maitri Parishad have been meeting regularly two years in India and one year in Japan since 1997 to discuss and exchange views/opinions on varied topics, for example, youth issues, global environment issues, bilateral relations, etc. The 11th Japan India Student Conference took place in Delhi, Kolkata and Pune. The Conference was held in collaboration with Bharat Japan Maitri Parishad in Delhi, Association of Friendship with Japan in Pune, and Nihongo Kaiwa Kyokai in Kolkata.
Mr. Yuji Nishikawa from Japan Science & Technology inaugurated their Middle School Science Laboratory to promote “Skilling Young Scientists’ of BVN. Your kind presence in the program encouraged us a lot and made us more confident in imparting quality education in the field of Science & Technology.
Seven students of BIRLA VIDYA NIKETAN, along with Ms. Paramjit Kaur, the Physics teacher - through the LIFE LAB FOUNDATIONS- visited CERN, Geneva which is considered to be the Mecca of particle physicists.
An introduction to the main objectives and work done in CERN was given by the trip organizer , Dr. Mick Storr, who then escorted them to The Globe, a building of the shape of a massive sphere made of wood which was an exhibition cum museum. The students saw at the exhibits and saw a light and sound show which was based on the Big Bang and CERN’s endeavor of knowing more about particles and universe.
In the five day long trip the studentd attended lectures from world renowned physicists like Sir John Ellis (Gravitational Waves and Super symmetry), Sir Piotr Traczk (expert on CMS technology), Mr.Daniel Denegri (Founding father of the CMS experiment) and Mr.Simone Gilardoni( Expert on Accelerator technology) and were exposed to the world of Physics. They even got the opportunities to visit the various facilities linked with the Large Hadron Colidere ( the largest machine on the Earth) at CERN, such as the ATLAS control centre, SM-18( Magnet Test Facility) LEIR( Low Energy Ion Ring), The now defunct Synchrocyclotron and the CERN data centre.
The enlightened students tried building their own cloud chamber in a workshop and got the opportunity to interact with Dr. S Banerjee, a computer systems specialist who spoke to them about India’s contribution to the Mecca of Particle Physics. The students even got a chance to visit the UN Headquarters at Geneva and know how thw UNHCR functions.
The entire trip was packed with information and activity with the evenings reserved for exploring Geneva and experiencing its beauty and rich history.
Birla Vidya Niketan and the Instituto Gestalt have recently initiated the Cross Cultural Exchange Programme with Mexico School called “The Global Educational & Cultural Exchange Programme”. It is a virtual student exchange supported with technology to help students from both the countries to interact and learn from each other about their countries
Twenty-one students of Birla Vidya Niketan took off from 3rd to 17th April 2017 for an educational trip to the Rugby School London. They were escorted by team leader Ms. Meenakshi Kushwaha [Principal] and an accompanying teacher Ms. Kuhu Guha (English)
BVN Students along with students from Turkey, Czechoslovakia, Italy, Japan & Mexico of attended sessions on English, Hakka dance International music Rugby games etc. Visit to Coventry and sightseeing at London was a bonus.