Chandigarh : Under a cultural exchange programme organised by Yuvsatta and Ghungroo Musical Club, a 24 member Children’s Folk Group ‘Cepelia Poznan’ from Poznan, Poland gave a mesmerizing non-stop 60 minutes dance performance at Carmel Convent School, Chandigarh.
The show kicked off with a joyous and enthusiastic folk dance with student singing and dancing with excitement visible in every step. “Their dances were enthralling and graceful, the entire function was overwhelming. I loved it all and am very happy to have witnessed it” says Yachika Sharma a class Xth student of the School.
“The participating students were ambassadors of polish culture abroad, as they have already preformed in France, Croatia, Holland, Germany, Russia, Australia, Macedonia, the United Kingdom, Latvia, hungry, Cyprus, Taiwan, Italy and turkey” shared Jagoda the group leader of Polish Children’s.
According to the Principal, Sister Swati, “Promoting international exchange program is a key tool for building connections between countries and cultures as language and culture awareness are critical for national security, political diplomacy and global economic competition.”
Thanking the School and guests from Poland, Pramod Sharma of Yuvsatta said “we in India say ‘Vasudhev Kutumbkum’- which means, whole world is one family and now it’s for all family members of mother earth to know each other and live in peace and harmony.”
Zuzanna one of the polish participants, said “I am glad to be able to perform my countries culture and tradition in front of young and participating student of Carmel. We practice 7 hours per week and are a group of 80 students.”
The show went off smoothly and the still excited participants of the polish team were offered their refreshments to charge up their batteries for the next school they will be visiting tomorrow.
“We worked very hard for this and are happy to see our children performing so fluently. Chandigarh as we have seen is the most beautiful city so far and all the people here are so hospitable, kind and we are very happy to have been given the opportunity to visit here.” said the head teacher of the group. Another participant Zophie who was very happy with the outcome of the show says, “we have practiced ever since we were 6 and now when we perform in front of the whole we feel satisfied and complete.” The time was short and the mark left was great, we will all surely remember this beautiful experience and carry on this memory with us.