Monday, February 17, 2014

Sikkim students on exchange programme learn at institution founded by Mahatma Gandhi

GANGTOK, 16 Feb: A group of six students accompanied by two faculty members of 24hours Inspired have returned from a 10-day student-exchange program to Gujarat Vidyapith University. This program is a part of the annual learning exchange program undertaken by “Connecting Champions”, the students exchange program wing of 24hours Inspired, a press communiqué informs.
Speaking about the initiative, Dewaker Basnet, Chief Learning Officer, 24hours Inspired, says, “The students exchange program is our effort to provide an exposure to the school students from our state to schools in different states of India during their winter holidays. The objective is to provide them an engaging platform where they connect with students from other schools and learn from each other. This year we took the students to Gujarat Vidyapith, an institution founded by Mahatma Gandhi and who was also the founding chancellor of the University.”
Talking about the experience, the release quotes Ujjwal Khawas, the faculty who accompanied the students to Gujarat, as saying, “It was indeed a very fruitful program and the students were introduced to a new way of learning. The students learnt how to be self reliant and how to live a simple lifestyle.”
Issac Cintury, a student from Bahai Secondary School, Tadong, adds, “It was an exciting trip with a lot of fun filled activities and lots of knowledgeable aspects. I hope such educational tours will continue year on year.”
The feeling was echoed by Emu Lepcha, a student from Singhik Secondary School, North Sikkim, who said that beyond the exchange program, she learnt aspects of money management and communicating confidently with people.
The parents were also thrilled by the exposure that their wards received.
Speaking on the overall feedback, DK Cintury, father of Issac Cintury, said, “It was a very enjoyable trip for my son and he seems to have learnt a lot from the 10 days of the exposure.”

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