Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Ghaziabad organized another Virtual Exchange Program with the students from Sammoru Elementary School, South Korea on 27th November 2020.
Ms Heena Sharma, the ISA Coordinator of the school welcomed all the dignitaries, fellow staff members and students and shared about the recent school achievements. Principal cum Director, Ms Manju Rana, expressed her delight on having an exchange programme for the second time with the same school and also shared on how we at Jaipuria are so closely associated with the South Korean Embassy in India and keep on participating in all the engaging programmes that take place from time to time throughout the year. Our special thanks to Ms Lee Jong-Mi, Principal of Sammoru Elementary School, South Korea, who put forth her valuable insights about these virtual exchange programmes and expressed her heartfelt gratitude for maintaining a healthy partnership. She also put forth her kind words about Jaipuria School and its students. She showed her keen interest in taking this association to another level in the time to come. Our special mention to Ms Alicia, an educator from our partner school who has always been ready to coordinate and move in sync with our decisions whatsoever. Mrs Latika Singhfrom Jaipuria School had been representing the school as the facilitator for the entire programme who made sure that the event takes place smoothly and orderly.
The theme of the entire programme was emphasized in the festivals celebrated in both countries. The students from Sammoru Elementary School, the Republic of Korea took over the lead and presented a virtual representation of their respective festivals vividly. They really have some very colourful festivals just like ours! They show cased the festivals such as Bamboo Forest Festival, Butterfly Festival, Bull Fighting Festival, Bibimbap Festival, Kimchi Festival, Jeju Fire Festival, Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival, Boryeong Mud Festival, Korean Thanks giving Day-Chuseok, to name a few. On the other hand, our brilliantJaipurians demonstrated some of the main festivals of India that are celebrated in different parts of the country like Holi, Diwali, Dussehra, Durga Puja, Onam, Ganesh Chaturthi, respectively. Students from both the zones were amazed to see the presentations. They were excited to know about the uniqueness of each other’s festivals.
These exchange programmes are an effective way to build bridges of understanding among learners from different countries. They learn to appreciate each other’s culture, thought processes and varied lifestyles and also learn to embrace these diversities.
These exchange programmes are a milestone in our personal and professional journey of knowing each other’s country and people. This event could not be concluded without mentioning the generous support and envelopment of our Principal cum Director Ms. Manju Rana ma’am for her constant motivation and guidance for these exchange programs. The programme was extremely appreciated by all the viewers. We wholeheartedly thank our parent fraternity who had been the most helpful and supportive throughout the process right from the beginning till the end! Ms Deepti Mayal from Jaipuria School proposed the Vote of Thanks and culminated the programme with her zealous words and a bunch of praises for the efforts made by all, especially the students of Seth Anandram Jaipuria School.
We wish this relationship between India and South Korea grows even more with many such collaborations ahead.