K.R. Mangalam World School, G.K.II successfully conducted a student exchange programme with St. Emmeram, Realshule, Aschhiem, Munich, Germany from 5th to 15th October, 2018. A delegation of twelve students visited the school and were hosted by their Indian counterparts.
Together they worked on the project on ‘Art and Craft in India and Germany’ with educational visits to places of relevance in New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The German students noted and recorded their observations to compile their work in Germany.
The Indian students who were already aware of the crafts of India await their turn to get a first-hand experience of German art and craft when they visit the country in the coming year.
The visit to PuranaQila introduced them to the remains of the first Delhi and to the beautiful art in stone that Delhi has to offer.
The National Museum of Craft and Handloom offered the visiting guests a storehouse of art heritage the India has to offer.
And the visit to DilliHaat was an experience where art and craft from all over India showcased itself to the young visitors.
The Taj Mahal at Agra was a delight to watch as it glistened in the sun and showed off its stone embedded beauty to the German guests.
The visit to Jaipur was a first-hand experience on witnessing the making of the art that the pink city has to offer. The German students visited a pottery plant. Their visit to a block printing factory at Sanganer exposed them to this beautiful art of block printing.
In all, this Indian Chapter of the exchange ended with the self-expression of the German students on their experience of living with Indian families and a gift of the art made by them during the art classes in the school.
Our esteemed Principal, Dr SangeetaArora, appreciated the German students on their acceptance of the Indian ways of living and hoped that the German Chapter of the exchange will be as fruitful as this one.