Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat online interactive session was held on 3-11-22 at 6pm between Manava Bharati India International School, Dehradun, Uttarakhand and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Vidya Mandir, Bengaluru, Karnataka. The session was initiated by Ms. Sutapa Ghosh, faculty, SSRSVM, Bengaluru, Karnataka. Ms. Nupur Bisht and a team of nine students from grade 8 – Saniya Bari, Agamjot Singh, Mahira Rawat, Shourya Verma, Nandini Uniyal, Tanushk Raturi, Tanuja Tiwari, Garvit Sharma and Alok Shekhar Bhatt represented Manava Bharati India International school, Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
The session began with a virtual tour of the school premises of SSRSVM, Bengaluru, Karnataka .This was followed by a beautiful presentation “Highlights of Karnataka,” made by their student Sharanya Navuda of class IX. Her presentation included the richness and diversity in the geography of the state of Karnataka as well as the customs and traditions of the local people, the important personalities, their dance forms, music, art and culture and also their cuisines.
Ms. Nupur Bisht, teacher-incharge of this event, from Manava Bharati, initiated the session with a brief introduction of Manava Bharati India International school and spoke about the program of the evening i.e Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat. This was followed by an array of presentations on ‘Geography of Uttarakhand ‘ with the first speaker Saniya bari giving a brief introduction and explaining the geographical location of the state of Uttarakhand. Agamjot Singh took over then explaining in detail about the districts of Uttarakhand. Next in turn was Mahira Rawat who covered the topic of neighbouring states and countries of Uttarakhand. The information about Rivers of Uttarakhand was given by Shaurya Verma and Nandini Uniyal, Details of Crops of Uttarakhand was given by Tanushk Raturi, topic of ‘Himalayan glaciers, forests and bugyals’ was covered by Mahira Rawat. Alok Shekhar gave information about Minerals of Uttarakhand and ‘Tourist Destinations in Uttarakhand’ was covered by TanujaTiwari. Saniya Bari concluded the presentation.
The session was conducted successfully with the efforts of the faculty members and the coordinator of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Vidya Mandir school, Ms. Deepa who coordinated with our school. Ms Aarti Raturi, junior coordinator, Manava Bharati India International school coordinated with SSRSVM, Bengaluru for the smooth conduct of this event. And the golden opportunity of conducting this learning session was given by the principal of Manava Bharati India International school, Dr. Geeta Shukla and the principal of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Vidya Mandir, Ms. Reshma Ganeshan. A vote of thanks was given by Ms Sumana Ghosh, teacher, MBIIS.
Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme is an initiative by CBSE to enhance interaction & promote mutual understanding between people of different states/UTS through the concept of state/UT pairing. The states carry out activities to promote a sustained and structured cultural connect in the areas of language learning, culture, traditions & music, tourism & cuisine, sports and sharing of best practices, etc.
This interactive learning session has indeed given the golden opportunity to the students of both the schools to know more about the states of Uttarakhand and Karnataka and it proved how distance doesn’t matter when it comes to sharing of knowledge and ideas.