Learning about a new culture is an eye-opening experience that can easily impact the way a person can behave, think and perceive things. At NIS, students are always encouraged to be knowledgeable as well as tolerant of other cultures allowing them to easily and successfully interact with anyone they meet throughout their lives.
The NIS-American sixth graders from both, Sherouk and First Settlement campuses, embarked on an exciting adventure to the Indian Embassy and Cultural Center where they were introduced to the country’s culture and traditions as part of their curriculum.
After a warm welcome, the students respectfully listened to the national anthems of both Egypt and India. They were briefly introduced to the Indian culture through a documentary called The Spirit of India. Intrigued by what they had seen, the students were escorted to the library to learn more exciting stories and facts about the country.
In addition, they were introduced to nation’s important figures such as Mahatma Gandhi as well as the Hindu language. Towards the end of the trip, the director of the Indian Cultural Center introduced himself to the students. He carried out a discussion giving them the opportunity to ask questions and understand more about the magnificence of his homeland.
Towards the end of their excursion, the sixth graders were introduced to their very first Yoga session. What better place learn the true meaning of Yoga and how its done than the Indian embassy? Throughout the session, the instructor explained the benefits of such an exercise. Did you know that Yoga helps with sleep, strength and flexibility, posture, concentration, encourages happiness and relieves stress? Yoga is all about you! The young NISians learned a few exercises that improve their mood and and their overall well-being. Namaste!