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Exchange Programme 2019-20

Delhi Public School, Gurgaon, successfully culminated the first leg of the sixth rhythm of the Cultural Exchange Programme with its Polish partner school, VIII Prywatne Akademickie Liceum Ogólnokształcące, IB World School Kraków.

This year saw eleven Polish students visit DPS Gurgaon from 27th November to 7th December 2019. They were escorted by their Founder Director, Prof. Jerzy Waligora and the exchange co-ordinator, Mr. Lukasz Zych. The visiting students were hosted by their Indian counterparts, who will visit Poland in May next year.

The Polish students attended school, where their activities were interspersed with yoga, dance, art and pottery classes. To experience regular school life in India, they attended classes of various subjects. The Polish students got an opportunity to interact with the students of Shiksha Kendra, a philanthropic venture of DPS Gurgaon, where the students from the under privileged sections of society are being groomed and educated.

During their stay, the Polish students along with their Indian partners visited the cities of Jaipur and Agra, and the historic monuments in Delhi. Staying with their host families, they learnt about Indian food, culture and lifestyle. The guest students got a glimpse of traditions and family celebrations which was indeed memorable.

As a culmination to the exchange, an Indo-Polish Cultural Evening was organized on 6th December 2019 in school. The programme commenced with the Indian and Polish anthems sung by the students of both the countries. Director Principal, Ms Aditi Misra, expressed joy at the success of the exchange. She acknowledged the efforts of the Founder Director, Professor Jerzy Waligora for his initiatives in making the exchange fruitful. Prof. Waligora, was conferred a citation by Delhi Public School Gurgaon, with its motto ‘Service before Self’. She also thanked the parents for being supportive.

The wonderful times spent together were brought to light through heart-warming experiences shared by students from both the countries, as well as the host parents. Presentations capturing a kaleidoscope of events spoke volumes about the unforgettable moments spent together in India. A piano presentation by Wiktoria Zgoda was well appreciated by all. The students sang a medley of popular songs, and presented dazzling performances on Bollywood numbers. It was indeed an evening to remember, with strong bonds of everlasting friendship and a promise to meet again in the future.