Monday, January 30, 2023

Intl students visit Tezpur University under Rotary youth exchange prog

11 students from various countries visited Tezpur University on October 12 and 13 under the Rotary Youth Exchange Programme. The students aged between 15 to 19 years are from Japan, Spain, Brazil, France, Italy and Germany got a first-hand experience of new languages, varied cultures and facilities available at Tezpur University. Through the exchange programme of the Rotary Club, the students got to visit new places, exchange creative ideas and develop long-lasting friendships.
To introduce the visiting students to the University, the Tezpur University fraternity organized an interaction session between the international students, students of Tezpur University and the University fraternity at the Council Hall of Tezpur University.
The programme began with a welcome note from Prof. Manabendra Mandal, Dean, Student’s Welfare. Prof. Dhruba Kumar Bhattacharrya, Vice-Chancellor (in-charge) addressed the gathering and felicitated the International Students with a Fulam Gamusa. Dr. Biren Das, Registrar, explained the genesis of the programme and welcomed the international students to Tezpur University. Prof. Farheena Danta, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, introduced the various programmes offered by the school to the visiting students while Prof. Prasanta K. Das, Director, International Students Office, spoke about the various international students studying at the University.
A few visiting students also shared their experiences about the University and the Indian culture. They were delighted to encounter the plural cultural landscape of India and picked up a few Hindi and Assamese words on the way.
The interactive session ended with an address by Dr. Nabin Sharma, Associate Dean, Students Welfare and the ceremonial vote of thanks by Dr. Juri Gogoi Konwar, Associate Dean, Students Welfare.
The event was hosted by Anamika Nath, a research scholar at the University. After the interactive session, the international students visited the various installations, including the museums and innovation centre on the University campus.
The visiting students expressed their delight at the state-of-the-art campus and facilities of Tezpur University and the congenial teacher-student relationship.
Rotary International District 3240 organized the visit of the international students under the Rotary Youth Exchange programme which is a programme of Rotary International since 1929. Sobha Nahar and Neelesh Kumar Agarwal, members of Rotary International have been felicitating the visit of the students which started in Pune, India.

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