DPS R K Puram had the opportunity to host the representatives of Nishiyamato Gakuen High School on 23 October, 2019. The school welcomed a group of forty students accompanied by Mr. Shigeynki Terashima and Mr. Fumihiko Mitsunaga.The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, welcomed the visitors along with Ms. Rashmi Malhotra, with the auspicious lamp-lighting ceremony to accord a holy beginning to the event.After the felicitation of the guests the Principal conveyed her happiness to the guests for giving DPS RK Puram the pleasure of introducing them to India and its incredible culture. She encouraged all to interact with the Japanese students in the hope of establishing a bridge and furthering educational opportunities for the two countries.
The cultural event commenced with a melodious song by the choir that warmed the hearts of all present in the audience. The heritage of Rajasthan, the land of kings and forts, was celebrated through a presentation and a mesmerizing Rajasthani dance performance marked by an array of hues.Mr. Terashima presented a souvenir to the Principal on behalf of the Principal of Nishiyamato Gakuen High School as a token of appreciation, and expressed his immense admiration towards the participants of the cultural programme. He spoke of the history and culture of Nara city, and wished to forge a resilient bond with DPS RK Puram.The speech paved the way for a presentation on Nishiyamato Gakuen High School along with an address by the students, who thanked the Principal for the warm welcome. The students performed a graceful Sōran Bushi,a traditional dance that left the audience spellbound.A powerpoint presentation on the school activities , achievements and on Mahatma Gandhi were shown to the Japanese students.
The event concluded with the vote of thanks, delivered by the Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra. The National Anthems of Japan and India were sung with great vigour by all to strengthen the relationship between the two countries.The delegates were given souvenirs by the students of Class X, followed by a group discussion on pollution caused by plastic in which they were divided into groups and they expressed their views on “what India and Japan can do to solve Marine Pollution caused by Plastic garbage” and this was followed by an interesting Origami activity.They visited various classrooms where they interacted with students and teachers about the syllabi, teaching methodology and co-curricular activities with great enthusiasm. The infrastructure and environment of DPS R K Puram was greatly appreciated by them as they toured through important venues like the ThinkLab, Computer Labs, Library,Robotics Lab,science Lab and the Sports Complex.This visit established cordial ties between the two countries that will strengthen the leaders of tomorrow.