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DU to take 150 foreign students on Punjab trip

After the success of Gyanodaya I and II, Delhi University for the first time has tried to give the programme an international flavour. In its attempt to make the programme global in its approach, DU is taking 150 students from the UK along with their Indian counterparts to Punjab as part of  Gyanodaya III.

The programme would take off on 2 September this year from the capital.
According to the university administration, after Gyanodaya I and II,  the fresh endeavour will provide an exclusive experience to the students by giving them an opportunity to intermingle and interact with 150 international students from the UK. The university officials said, it will
give students a new understanding and perspective about things.

The officials also said that they hoped, the experience will instil a sense of pride in the Indian students in showcasing to the international students the rapid progress India is making in terms of urbanisation.
Sources said, ‘150 foreign students, 10 students from Equal Opportunity Cell, 50 students from School of Open Learning, 20 students from Sports Council, 20 students from National Service Scheme and 30 students from National Cadet Corps will able to part of the programme.’

The University currently rents a train for taking the students to different parts of the country under the programme.
‘This exercise will be an educational tour to Punjab — the land of rich culture and tradition. Students, this year, will set out on this educational and recreational tour almost a year after Gyanodaya-I and II.

The tour will be conducted over a period of seven days, for which the train will be flagged off from Safdarjung railway station and will follow the Amritsar-Ludhiana-Chandigarh-Kurukshetra route.
They will return on 8 September,’ sources added.
The programme is the brainchild of vice-chancellor Dinesh Singh.

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