Indo-German Exchange 2017-18
DPS Gurgaon successfully completed the eleventh rhythm of Indo-German Exchange Programme with its partner schools, Gymnasium bei St. Michael of Schwaebisch Hall and Lisa-Meitner Gymnasium of Crailsheim. The exchange was an enriching experience for students, their parents and the accompanying teachers. The German phase of the Exchange began on 15th April 2017, when a group of 11 students landed at Frankfurt Airport for a four-week stay.
During the first week, the school was closed on account of Easter Holidays, and this gave the students an opportunity to bond with the host families, who had organized visits to the most beautiful and interesting places in Germany and neighbouring countries. The students attended school, and were greeted by the Mayor of Schwaebisch Hall. The day concluded with the visit to Dacau - the first Nazi concentration camp and the beautiful city of Munich.
The month-long itinerary included the visit to the Mercedes Benz Museum; the Audi Forum in Neckasulm, German multinational engineering and electronics company, Voith Turbo in Crailsheim and visit to Wuerth Castle of Langenburg- the residence of the royal family. Fun filled activities like trekking and climbing in Kletterpark helped strengthen the bonds of friendship between the students.
The students hosted a Radio Show. To culminate the exchange, an Indo-German cultural Evening was held in Gymnasium bei St. Michael on 12th May 2017. The cultural evening included an Indian classical dance ‘Kathak’, a presentation of Indian songs and a foot-tapping Bollywood dance performance by the Indian students, a presentation by the German students ‘Celebrating Togetherness’ capturing special moments spent in Germany. The students, both German and Indian, shared their experiences, which were heart-warming and clearly depicted the strong emotional bond connecting the two cultures and thanked the Principal, Ms. Aditi Misra, for creating opportunities for her students to make them global citizens of tomorrow.