On October 17th, a youth festival “India-Russia. Friendship of the nations of the world in the IGSU RANEPA” was held in IPACS RANEPA
On October 17th, 2022, the Russia-India youth festival was held at the Institute of Public Administration and Management of the RANEPA, which included several blocks: specialized lectures, business workshops, master classes, interactive and cultural aspects.
The participants of the event remembered games, thematic corners, and a master class in Indian dances. Milena Tavrizyan, 2nd year student of «Producing and Cultural Policy» of the Department of Producing and Cultural Policy, prepared photo stands, where were images of sights, rituals, traditions, national dishes and much more.
Milena emphasized: “I found photographs to the corners of India. It was not easy, but with such searches, I became more and more acquainted with the culture of India. In particular, I liked the photos of the spice markets, it looked very colorful and even attractive”.
Dmitry Borisov, a 3rd year student of «Foreign Regional Studies» of the Faculty of International Regional Studies and Regional Management, was preparing the Indian corner, he noted: “The search for Indian medicines and fabrics has become an adventure! It is seemed that no one had them, but thanks to the fact that the club has students who are fond of Indian culture, they managed to create a corner”.
Another interactive activity that attracted the attention of the guests and participants of the youth festival was a table where one could color the mandalas. Zibar Zaidova, a 1st year student of «Foreign Regional Studies» of the Faculty of International Regional Studies and Regional Management, shared her impressions about the preparation: “We offered different participants to color the mandalas. Surprisingly, a lot of people showed desire and interest that we even had to look for additional chairs. The participants were so interested in it that they patiently have painted mandalas for 30–40 minutes”.
The guys who took part in all these interactive activities shared their comments. Elena Glanina, 2nd year student of «Foreign Regional Studies» of the Faculty of International Regional Studies and Regional Management, said: “The event went very well, there were several stages. But most of all I remember the master classes and corners, because all the students as a whole were involved. I really liked the music and decor. We managed to play, listen to lectures, learn a lot about the culture of India. For me, this is especially interesting, because I grew up on Indian films, I do yoga. The events organized by our institute at such an international level are very important. It’s great that we can get involved, immerse ourselves, in this case, in the Indian environment”.
We are sure that the students remember this event, because it is great that it is possible to involve all students and show them how amazing, rich and diverse the culture of other countries could be.