A delegation of seven students from Indian School Ghubra (ISG) – Anjali Deepak, Chetas Purohit, Dev Thakkar, Manaya Mediratta, Rishab Mohanty, Saloni Rath and Vibhu Adhikari – accompanied by the principal Papri Ghosh and Round Square representative, Noella Vaz, attended the Round Square International Conference held at the Lower Canada College in Montreal.
The theme of the conference was ‘Bring Your Difference’. The conference was attended by more than 400 students from across the globe. They stayed with host households who had warmly welcomed them into their properties. This gave them an chance to get acquainted with the Canadian way of life.
At the conference, the students listened to inspiring speeches by eminent keynote speakers. Dr Wade Davis, a renowned anthropologist, stated his views on the globe becoming 1 ‘Ethnosphere’ and expressed his concern on the loss of languages and cultural diversity. Dr Amal Elsana Alh’Jooj, who established the very first female Bedouin organisation at the age of 17, shared her encounter of gender discrimination and her struggle for females empowerment. The speeches generated intense discussions in the baraza sessions as delegates from distinct components of the globe expressed their views on the challenges facing the globe.
As component of neighborhood service, the delegates volunteered at the Moission Montreal, the biggest meals bank in Montreal. The ‘Discovery Dash’ about old Montreal produced the exploration of this Canadian City a memorable encounter. On the fourth day of the conference, the delegates went to Jouvence, exactly where they got to encounter adventurous activities such as canoeing, kayaking, forest expeditions and other team developing activities.
The students had the chance to meet HM King Constantine II and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece. During the cultural programme, the delegates from distinct nations displayed their wealthy culture by means of dance, poetry, music and other special visual presentations. The students from ISG presented a blend of Omani and Indian culture which was really effectively received.
After bidding adieu to their fellow delegates and their host households, the students proceeded on a tour of 3 significant cities of Canada. At the historic Olympic Park and the Montmorency Falls in Montreal, the Parliament developing and the Canadian History Museum in Ottawa, the CN Tower, Ripley’s aquarium and the Niagara Falls in Toronto, the students had been left spellbound by the beauty and magnificence of the locations they visited.
The Round Square conference and the tour of Canada was an enriching encounter for the students.
Information Source: Muscat Daily