The INTERACT Club of VISAKHA VIDYALAYA, Colombo, Sri Lanka invited THE PALACE SCHOOL , Jaipur and the TATA INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, Hyderabad for a week’s(April 16-23,2014) interaction to promote Indo-Sri Lanka relations at the youth level.
The students from our school who participated in the cultural exchange program were Isha Kothari, Yashvi Mohta, Tanisha Gupta,Priyanshi Agarwal and Fatima Kamal Islam under the able guidance of Mr Sush Kocher.
The visit of these young girls was full of fun and learning. They were taken on educational trips to Pinnawala, Kandy, Galle, Matara and to historical and religious places of interest in and around Colombo. The delegation including hosts paid a courtesy call on the Indian High Commission where very interesting questions were put up by the deputy high commissioner Mr.P.Kumaran and Ms. Esha Srivastava the first Secretary(PIC).
The highlight of the visit was the FESTIVALS OF THE WORLD – SPECTRUM show that included sporting events covering local traditional events like coconut scraping, coconut leaves inter-weaving, rangoli, brain storming sessions, traditional dress pageant, etc., in which some 54 Island schools were invited in addition to the overseas visiting schools from India.
The talented girls from our school presented the Ganesh Vandana and a Harmomy dance. Their powerpoint presentation on ‘native festivals’ of the countries-‘Holi’ (India) by Priyanshi Agarwal, ‘Haloween’(USA) by Tanisha Gupta, ‘Songkran’ (Thailand) by Yashvi Mohta was very well received. Isha Kothari and Fatima Kamal Islam introduced and gave a concluding note to the presentation respectively.
Good will messages were also read out as received from Princess Diya Kumari of Jaipur, His Excellency Mr. Prasad Kariyawasam, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in India, and Principal Ms. Urvashi Warman of THE PALACE SCHOOL.
The visit to the Visakha Vidalaya, Colombo, Sri Lanka was a very enriching, learning and enlightening trip for the budding prodigies of The Palace School and we look forward to more such trips in the near future. We also extend our heartfelt thanks to Mrs Urvashi Warman, Principal, The Palace School for extending her full support and co-operation to the program !!