Volunteers of the programme “Russian Language Ambassadors in the World” visit India
Russian Language Ambassadors conducted interactive classes on the Russian language, culture and literature for Indian schoolchildren and students for a month
From 27 September to 25 October, the first educational and educational expedition of volunteers of the programme “Ambassadors of the Russian language in the world” to India took place. The media partners are the TV BRICS Media Network and Eurasia Today.
Russian Russian language ambassadors conducted interactive classes on the Russian language, culture and literature for Indian schoolchildren and students during the month under the guidance of the organiser-methodologist, Director of the Center for External Communications and Development of Youth International Programmes.
The events were held in the following educational organisations:
Jawaharlal Nehru University (Delhi);
BPS Women’s University (Sonipat, Haryana);
Jamia Millia Islamia University (Delhi);
Delhi University (Delhi);
Jai Narain Vyas University (Jodhpur, Rajasthan);
Bluebells International School (Delhi);
DPS Dwarka School (Delhi).
Russian language proficiency was taken into account in the interactive classes, so the ambassadors were able to replenish their piggy bank of knowledge with lessons with non-Russian-speaking schoolchildren and with confidently speaking students.
In total, more than 400 Indian students took part in educational and educational activities of Russian volunteers.
“We have broken our own record: for the first time, more than 400 participants representing seven educational institutions from three regions gathered in one place! The ambassadors of the Russian language not only conducted a huge number of lessons, but also imbued themselves with Indian culture,” said Svetlana Ulyanova, the programme’s methodologist.
An integral part of the educational and educational expeditions of the programme is cultural exchange between countries and visits to attractions. The ambassadors were lucky enough to see the architectural monument “Gate of India” and learn a lot about the history and culture of the country, as well as try Indian sweets and masala tea.
The trip of volunteers of the programme “Ambassadors of the Russian Language” to India was solemnly completed at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi with an online connection from the Pushkin Institute.
From the Indian side, the event was attended by schoolchildren and representatives of the Women’s University, Bluebells International School, Jamia Millia Islamia University. Pushkin State Institute of Russian Language (Moscow) was represented by Rector Natalia Trukhanovskaya, director of the Centre for External Communications and Development of International Youth Programmes Svetlana Ulyanova and Director of the Department of Development and Project Management Yulia Karmanova, as well as ambassadors of the Russian language Ksenia Pautova and Gulnaz Mardanova.
Natalia Trukhanovskaya greeted the participants and thanked the host party for the warm welcome: “Thank you for this intercultural dialogue! We are completing our first expedition to India, but we are opening the tradition of regular trips to this republic. We will come again in December.”
The educational expedition took place under the auspices of the programme of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation “Subsidy for the implementation of activities within the framework of international cooperation, including those carried out by the decision of the President of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Russian Federation”.
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