Amritsar, Punjab: A 15-member delegation of Northfield Mount Hermon School, USA, today visited the campus of International Fateh Academy (IFA) as a part of their educational tour of India. The purpose of the visit was to study the religious pluralism in Indian society with a special focus on the Sikh religion.
Staff and management of the IFA extended a warm welcome to delegates.
Shabad kirtan was presented by students of the IFA on the occasion. Many other traditional folk cultural items like gatka, bhangra and giddha were also presented by students.
IFA chairman Jagbir Singh in his welcome address said this nature of inter-cultural communication helped in building good, harmonious, bilateral relations between the two countries. He exhorted the IFA staff to gain knowledge of the technology and latest skills being used in imparting school education in the USA. He opined that this step could prove a cutting edge in shaping up education in the developing countries.
The visiting delegation familiarised themselves with the Punjabi culture and traditions of Sikhism. They also savoured delicacies of Punjabi cuisine on the campus.
The visitors were impressed with the Punjabi folk dances – bhangra, giddha and with the architecture of the IFA. They were floored by Punjabi hospitality.
Ravinder Kaur, vice-chairperson, IFA, Rajinder Kaur, director operations, Viney Khanna, director academics, Ramanpreet Kaur, Principal, Paramjeet Kaur Sandhu, Vice-Principal, were among those present on the occasion.