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England’s Coventry University students-group reached LPU under week-long study trip: celebrated colourful Holi festival

Release Date:
26 Mar 2013

*Visitorswill learn at LPU about India’s Economy and IT strengths

*Sprayed sweet scented organic colour powder and flower petals on one another and theirpeer Indian students


Attracted by growing interest about India across globe, a group of 15 Students and faculty-members from LPU’s partner Coventry University UK reached at LPU Campus.  On a week- long know India Programme, the visiting students will  know about business in India, policy related to businesses in India by visiting various Industries and IT companies.Expanding and deepening their international understanding during their stay from March 25 to 30, 2013, they will also learn about other aspects of India.Belonging to different nine study programmes , UK students will also visit Chandigarh and Golden Temple at Amritsar. On the first day, they interacted with MBA students in the first half of the day, and later in the evening, they played with colours and flower petals to celebrate Holi Festival.

Welcomingthe visiting group, Vice Chancellor Dr Ramesh Kanwar informed:We have devised an established program of internationalparticipation through such mutual students and faculty visits. However, we are always looking to expand our outreachand involvement. This time the special arrangement towards biggest festival ofIndia has, indeed, much to provide to visitors, in addition to their learningtowards Indian economy and IT sector. Such programmes are very importantthrough which our students are also exposed to the culture of prestigiousforeign universities like Coventry University. ” He further said. “ I am happyto note that partnership with Coventry University is bringing fruitful results.On these lines our students will also visit Coventry University in nearfuture.”

One of the visiting students, Sara Marissa Thompson- a student of MA Crime and Global Security Programme said: “We are spending a great learning time at LPU. In addition to much knowledge about academics and entrepreneurship, we have learnt much new about the biggest colorful Indian festival ‘Holi’. We have come to know that this is not merely for fun and merriment. It has conveyed us that its colours connect the social gap and restore amiable relationships between all sects of persons irrespective of their castes, creeds, cultures and even nationalities.

Illustrative,incepted as the Coventry College of Design in 1843, Coventry University is the second largest university in the city. The university offers one of the world's most prestigious automotive design and engineering courses, and is the first institution in the UK to offer the disaster management programme. Coventry University Advanced Digitizing and Modeling Laboratory (the Bugatti Building) provides full-sized vehicle design and styling facilities. It is the only resource of its kind in the world attached to a university.