India and Romania: Celebrating Years of Friendship -

St. Marks Public School Delhi 

One of the most beautiful qualities of friendship is to understand and be understood. In an attempt to know our friends better and appreciate our ties, a student teacher delegation from Colegiul National ‘Elena Cuza’, Bucharest, Romania visited the school from 22 August to 30 August 2017. The delegation was headed by Ms Cornelia Platon, iEARN Country Coordinator, Romania and Ms. Geta. The Romanian students enjoyed the hospitality and warmth showered on them by their Indian host buddies.

 

The motive behind this collaboration was not only to understand the lifestyle and best practices of Indian culture and education system but also to bring the hearts of the people from both the countries closer to each other. The Romanian students got an opportunity to attend art, yoga and cookery classes in school along with some music and dance lessons. Not only that, they also witnessed India’s rich heritage by visiting architectural wonders such as Lotus Temple, Qutub Minar and RedFort along with India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan and Gandhi Smriti. To have the flavour of ethnicity of our country, they visited DilliHaat, where they were amazed to see the variety of handicrafts indigenous to India.

 

The closing ceremony was graced by Ms. Daniela Dobre, Political Counsellor, Embassy of Romania. The guests and students were mesmerized by the wonderful and flamboyant performances put forth by our students. Since Ms. Platon is the Facilitator of the project Folk Costumes around the Globe for the last 20 years, a Ramp Walk was organized by the school that showcased the folk costumes of India. It was hard to part away when it was time to bid adieu. The students said goodbye with a promise to meet them soon.