February 11 –12: The Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) in New Delhi, jointly with the Delhi Public Schools’ Society and Delhi Higher Educational Institutions with the all over support of the Indian Association of Russian Compatriots (IARC), organised the traditional annual Days of Russian Language, Literature and Culture “Winter Fest”, dedicated to XXII Winter Olympics in Sochi.
The programmes prepared and conducted by Ms. Tatyana Perova, Head of the Russian Language Teachers’ Training Centre and teachers of the Russian Language Institute, RCSC comprised Olympics on the Russian Language, Literature and Culture, Competition on the best translation from Russian into English, Presentations and slideshows on the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Essay competition, Russian costume competition, Master classes on Russian folk dance and songs, Interactive presentation of Russian folk games and Screening of modern Russian films.
The wonderful performance by the Indian students sent across a clear signal that they possess ardent interest and high enthusiasm not only in mastering Russian language but also in grasping the Russian art, culture and history. The way in which the students expressed the poetry and song with amazing diction, intonation, pronunciation, etc., literally moved the Jury members.
The event proved to be an evident element on growing interest in India’s younger generation to strengthen their knowledge about Russia and learn more about Russia demonstrating a better prospect on bilateral relations in the years to come.
The participants of the junior category of students at the event on February 11 were from nine schools, including DPS Dwarka, DPS Indirapuram, DPS Noida, DPS Mathura Road, DPS Greater Noida, DPS Faridabad and Bluebells School International, etc.
The participants of the senior category of students at the event on February 12 were Jawarharlal University, Delhi University, Jamia Millia Islamia, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University (Agra), Amity University, Haryana, and the Institute of the Russian Language, RCSC.
The successful candidates were presented with Trophies, Certificates and Russian Souvenirs. Prof. R. Kumar, President, Indian Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature (INDAPRYAL), was present at the prize distribution ceremony.
The results on Essay competition, Translation from Russian into English, Post-card making, etc., will be announced by the end of the week.