By Maj. Gen. Sanjiv Varma, Director, YPS Patiala

An International class exchange was held between YPS, Patiala and Lycée Clos Maire Beaune, France from 5th to 15th June 2019. There were 18 students and 2 Educators from YPS Patiala who went on the program.

“The YPS India-France EXCHANGE program was a huge success. The students, teachers and the families were very elated and satisfied. The students were given an opportunity to explore the Beaune region, study the culture and live the French life closely, observing the customs & beliefs. This will definitely give them an alternative perspective to look at the world with a new lens. Infact, we were initially apprehensive sending students as young as 12 years but we believe in ‘catching them young’ to broaden their horizons. We took the risk. The students learning from this exposure has affirmed our decision. The welcome by the Mayor was an honor for our group.

We are thankful to Professor Alban Georges, Professor Marc Doudin and AFSer Elise for a well-planned itinerary & the smooth conduct of the program and the host families for their warm hospitality and love.

We are looking forward to the visit of the French delegation in October and hope they too will have an enriching experience of India.”