“Delhi Chapter hosted the welcome party for the students hosted in the chapter for the 17-18 cycle on 12th August ‘17, Saturday, 2:30 pm onwards, at Goverdhan Towers, Kaushambi, Vaishali. This is the residence of one of our active volunteers, Ms Sweta, who had kindly volunteered the space. We had included the celebrations of the Independence Day and Janmashtami too.
(Photo Above: Enjoying the food & Cutting the Welcome Cake)
The dress code was traditional Indian in tri-colors, which was followed by most of the volunteers and the hosted students. There was a competition for the exchange students, too. They had to dress up like one of the famous Indian personalities, and speak something (preferably in Hindi). This activity was great fun. Students spoke, some in English, some read out (Hindi text written in English), but we had Yukata, who spoke purely in Hindi and was given a special prize by the judges. Colin (for Jawaharlal Nehru) and Anna McKane (for Sarojini Naidu), received the first and second prize respectively. The Prizes were sponsored by Ms Sweta.
The host parents too, had a good time exchanging their experience with each other.
There were a lot of starters before the Lunch. Everyone enjoyed the sumptuous food. We ended the day with the Exchange students cutting the ‘Welcome Cake’, and receiving the special mugs prepared for them.
Everyone enjoyed a lot. Special thanks to Ms. Sweta for arranging everything so well.”