|Signing of MOU between Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar and Jinyuan Sr. High School Shanghai, China on 28th November’08|
The world is shrinking into a global village and Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar proved this with their successful pioneering endeavour at VIDEO CONFERENCING with Jinyuan Senior High School (JSHS) Shanghai on 28th November ’08 in the school auditorium.
In a rare forging of links, the two educational institutions organized the inauguration of a program for collaboration and co-operation in the area of learning.The inaugural included signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by the Principal of Ms. Madhulika Sen and the Principal of JSHS Wang Liping.
To witness the historic event was present His Excellency Mr. Chang Yan, the Chinese Ambassador and his wife Madam Chen Wangzia.
The program is a culmination of a year’s, non-stop effort which began in August 2007 when representatives of TIS, VV travelled to JSHS to discuss potential opportunities for collaboration. With a desire to record their respective intent, an MOU was signed through the video conferencing, witnessed by student and teacher representatives from both the schools. The inaugural was heralded with drum beats by students of each school, followed by the introduction of the respective guests by each school’s host. The movies from each school gave a remarkable insight into their infrastructure, vision and achievements. The Principals of both schools then delivered speeches, introducing what the signing was all about. The Chinese Ambassador, in his speech was highly appreciative of the students effort at friendship and understanding. He also added that they could go on to prove that they are worthy of their respective countries. Instrumental Music performances were exchanged. Student representatives Meghna Sridhar and N. Krishnan expressed their eagerness to interact with their Chinese counterparts through video and web conferencing, collaborate on projects, establish personal relationships and to promote each other’s nation, culture, history, geography and sports. I
|Jenesys Exchange Programme- 2008|
Organised by JICE, a non-profit Japanese organization in collaboration with the Japanese Government, two students from Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar New Delhi N. K. Krishnan and Meghna Sridhar were sent on a 10 day trip to Japan divided between the capital city of Tokyo and the Northern prefecture of Miyagi. The program consisted of a two day home stay in the house of a Japanese ‘host’ family as well as a visit to many points of cultural interest such as the Tokyo-Edo Museum, Tokyo Tower, a local supermarket and even a High School. Workshops were also held during the course of the event as well as lectures from Japanese scholars and diplomats. Students shared their collective experience and drew conclusions based on their observance of Japanese lifestyle and culture. The objective of the program was to strengthen Indo-Japan relationships for the future and succeeded spectacularly in this regard.
|Visit of students and teachers as cultural ambassadors of India at the Shanghai International Children’s Festival|
Thirteen students , along with two teachers , Ms. Preetinder Kaur Chadha , the art group leader and Ms. Sumita Dutta , music teacher of Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar had the unique opportunity of being the cultural ambassadors of India at the Shanghai International Children’s art troupes that exchanged performances at the grand festival embodying the theme of “Peace, Friendship and Future’.
At the gala opening ceremony held at the Shanghai Grand Stage on 29th July ’07 the rajasthani Dance performed by the dance troupe of the school was highly applauded by the august gathering as it reflected the ethnic feelings. Under the theme `To learn to be Grateful to somebody’ N.Krishnan of X-C with a speech, Debasmita Sarcar of VIII-C with sketches and Priyanka Jayakumar of VIII-B with dance movements expressed their wishes to the children of different countries and regions of the world at the International Children’s Forum held at the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum on July 30.
The culmination was a courtesy call by S.Vigneshwaran to the Mayor of Shanghai,followed by two Kathak performances, a group song and a Jugalbandi of the Tabla and the Mridangam by Rohit Naqaib and S.Vigneshwaran on 31 July. The young artists received standing ovations. The feature that made the event very special for the students and did the school proud was privileged to be the only representative from India that showcased schoolchildren.
|TIS reaches International heights|
Raghav Budhiraja of Class V C won the bronze medal for Taek-won-Do in the International Friendship Tournament held at Beijing, China from 1st to 8th of October 2007.