By Student Reporter Shubankar 9G
The November session of Generation Global 2018 was conducted between four schools on 27/11/2018 of which Our Own Boys’ were proud to be a part of. The video conference commenced a 10: 07 a.m. with the four schools i.e.:
- Government Girls’ HigherSecondary School, Kangan, Jammu & Kashmir.
- Aquil Bright Kids Academy School, Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan.
- DAV Public School, Ballabhgarh, Haryana, India
The video conference was facilitated by Ms. Sandhya Gupta with Video Conference Technical Help from Mr. Sanjay Bareja. The preferred language for the conference was chosen as Hindi.
The conference was primarily based on the agenda of ‘The Art of Expression’. The conferenced commenced with a quick introductory session of our conference facilitator Ms. Sandhya Gupta and the four schools.
On the basis of the given agenda, the students of the four schools were asked to speak about and describe something beautiful about their community. The response from the different schools varied as the students from Kangan mainly spoke about how people from many different religious, cultural and traditional backgrounds lived in a united community in Kashmir while the students from Pakistan spoke about gave examples of the Shahi Mosque and Sindhi Museum in Sindh, Pakistan and also talking about the flourishing of Islam in their community.
The students from Ballabhgarh described beauty in their community through various examples of many Places of worship and cultural as well as traditional importance in India. The students from Our Own boys too described the beauty of the Emirates in form of diversity between many nationalities, natural beauty of the mountains and landscapes in the UAE and describing the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi and Burj Khalifa, Dubai adding to the country’s architectural wonders.
Following this, there was an open-ended question-answer session between all the student representatives of the four schools concerning many global issues and matters which have an adverse effect on many students’ lives.
Finally, many questions and comments were put forward about how different communities in different parts of the world express their religion, culture and traditions through many different form of art, etc. and it was discussed that how the present day youth can put to practice, the concepts and morale when living in a totally culturally, traditionally, and religiously diverse community. The conferenced ended with a student representative from each school summarizing the whole conference as a plenary at 11:15 a.m.