*American Students Learnt Indian Culture and Economy at Lovely Professional University
Twelve Students & Faculty Members fromhistorical & regional Fayetteville State University, United States visitedLovely Professional University to study Indian culture & BusinessPractices. The American Students and faculty are at LPU up to 15thJuly, 2012 under Study India Programme for a week. As part of the programme,students did classes in Indian Economy and Business ethics; learnt aboutIndian Folk Dances; Singing; culture and customs, from the students ofDepartment of Cultural Affairs. They learnt Indian cooking styles at LPU’sDepartment of Hospitality, where they also relished self cooked food. They tookpart in many other extracurricular activities also and became involved invarious student projects of mutual understanding, intercultural communicationand the lively exchange of experiences. They were also led to many historical,religious and recreational places by the hosting team of the InternationalDepartment of LPU to let foreign students understand the true Indian responsesand emotions.
Expressing great pleasure on visit of the FSUstudents at the campus, LPU Chancellor, Mr Ashok Mittal said: “The presence ofAmerican students & faculty at LPU to learn Indian Culture and BestBusiness and ethical Practices is really making me feel proud. India has alwaysbeen a “Guru” for others to grasp its magnanimous teachings, humane endeavoursand success “mantras”. This visit of students from ‘numero uno’ country of theworld is really ascertaining about greatness of India, in the present as wellas the future. We will continue having such study exchange programmes forbetter global understanding to be gained by our as well as foreign students. ”He also said: “Such visits and interactive study programmes are of muchimportance to our students, as these widen their horizons of development andprogress.”
One of the faculty members of FSU’s InternationalEducation Programme, Ms Linda D Tomlinson, who is accompanying the US students,said: “The primary mission of this study programme is to provide students anopportunity to expand their understanding of the world. The present trip isconstituted of studying Indian Economy & best business practices at LPU;visiting historical, religious, recreational and other sites of importance;meeting new people; learning about unity in diversity of Indian culture,as students from almost all the states and union territories of India studyhere. Also students from 26 other countries, who study at LPU, have much toimpart and share with us.”
On contacting the visiting FSU students HectorNicolas & Jessica Ruth Norfleet, of respectively Languages and Pol ScienceDepartments, they said: “We are very happy on absorbing the great and livelyculture of Punjab and its people, a great part of India’s rich heritage,through this visit to LPU. This will keep us reminiscing about great India andits cordial & co-operative people who have indeed provided us much to learnfrom them and their doings. We have learnt famous dances Bhangraand Gidhha of Punjab and the most commonly used greeting words ‘Sat Sri Akal’.We also enjoyed unforgettable delicious food of Punjab in the form ofMakki Ki Roti, Sarson Ka Saag, Lassi, Aloo Ka Parantha. Moreover, thehospitality we received here is worth special mentioning as it is almostimpossible to be found anywhere else.”