|Title||Teachers and Students from Slovenia and Hungary Visited India|
Ms Geeta Rajan/Global Co-ordinator at St. Mark’s School, Meera Bagh
|Date||March/ April 2014|
|Venue||New Delhi, India|
In March and April, St. Mark’s School, Meera Bagh (India) hosted two schools from Europe – Slovenia and Hungary respectively.
The exchange programmes, under the aegis of ASEF Classroom Network (ASEF ClassNet) were made possible when we met the teachers from Gimnajiza Ptuj (Slovenia) and Budapest XIV Kerületi Szent István Gimnázium (Hungary) during the ASEF ClassNet conferences.
During their stay, the delegations from both Slovenia and Hungary experienced the Indian lifestyle, culture and education system. The visiting students not only lived with their Indian buddies but also attended classes with them. They also went on a four-day Golden Triangle Delhi-Agra-Jaipur trip to learn more about the culture and heritage of India. The students and teachers were mesmerised by the beauty of the Taj Mahal as well as the forts and museums that they visited in all these cities.
One of the major highlights of the exchange programmes includes a courtesy call to the Embassy of Slovenia as well as the Embassy of Hungary and to meet their respective Ambassadors, H.E. Darja Bavdej Kuret and H.E. Dr Janos Terenyi. Both the Ambassadors expressed their pleasure in the exchange programme and were proud of the collaborative work done by our three schools under the banner of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF). They pledged their support to such endeavours in the future.