The programme provided a platform for foreign students to speak about their countries and showcase the culture of their land
It was a moment of Joy, pride and admiration for all the international students who participated at the programme ‘My Country, My People’ wherein they were given an opportunity to present their country at Vidhyaashram College on Wednesday.
The University of Mysore with its international recognition has continued to attract foreign students over the years. Thus, in a unique attempt to give them an opportunity to feel at home and present their country to students from other nationalities, ‘My Country, My People’ a platform was provided by Centre for Proficiency Development and Placement Services (CPDPS) in association with Federation of International Students Association at Vidhyaashram College. Now three years old, it has extended itself to various institutions across the city.
International students from Uzbekistan, Indonesia and Mozambique spoke about the history and culture of their respective countries through Power Point Presentations and by presenting traditional cultural programmes.
Izzatbek Saparbaev who presented his country Uzbekistan said that they were a population of 31.7 million population. On the political situation in the country, he said that they were a democratic country.
Sareswari and Nyimbine presented on Indonsia and Mozambique respectively showcasing their cultural uniqueness. The presentations were followed by an interaction with the students.
Director of CPDPS Dr Niranjana Vanalli, speaking on the occasion, said that though University of Mysore had attracted many foreign students the divide between Indian and foreign students persist. Thus, to bridge the gap, we came out with the idea of organizing this kind of programme at state varsities.
“Moreover, I am happy that the programme has been a success and I have plans to extend it to Chamarajanagar, Hasan and Mandya districts too,” he said.
Founder and Chairman of Vidhyaashram K Rakesh Raje Urs said that the institution was privileged to have hosted this programme and there were 23 foreign nationals from six to seven countries studying in the campus.
Interactions such as this would be a good platform to the students, he added.
Principal of Vidhyaashram Kushi A M was present.