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Sanskriti Sandesh - Issue 5
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SANSKRITI LAUNCHES IN SINGAPORE

Namaste!
 
Following its tremendous success in Hong Kong, Sanskriti is proud to announce the launch of its programs in Singapore. With this step, Sanskriti aims to connect a wider group of children with their linguistic and cultural roots.

Salient features:
  • Standardized curriculum ensures that all lessons are delivered in the customized Sanskriti methodology across all locations.
  • Enrolled students can attend classes if they are travelling to either location - Hong Kong or Singapore.
  • Sanskriti Idol Hindi competition, annual day and the drawing competition for the calendars will be held on a regional basis in the coming academic year.

HOLI GET TOGETHER !

Sanskriti students in Hong Kong and Singapore celebrated a very colourful Holi! The weather was perfect, children had fun smearing each other with colourful gulaal, playing games and making Holi craft. We eagerly look forward to our next big festive get together!
Holi Celebration, Hong Kong
Holi Celebration, Singapore

SANSKRITI IDOL SEASON 8!

Sanskriti Idol is held in partnership with the Consulate General of India on the occasion of Vishwa Hindi Divas (World Hindi Day). We would like to extend our grateful thanks to Mr Puneet Agrawal Consul General of India to HKSAR & Macau SAR, for awarding the trophies to the winners and keeping the children motivated to learn Hindi and about India. Big thanks to our esteemed judges for presiding over Sanskriti Idol 2017 finals : Mrs Smita Agrawal and Mr Anindam Choudhary, Regional Manager Jet Airways.
Sanskriti Idol 2017 winners with Consul General Puneet Agrawal, Mrs Smita Agrawal, Geetanjali Dhar, Consul Karun Bansal (L to R)
The tremendous effort put in by the finalists was apparent in their supremely confident speeches in Hindi and their costumes which had the judges and audience spell bound.
Speaking fluently in Hindi a range of topics from PM Narendra Modi, Brexit, Pradushan, Demonetization, narrating ‘Khoob Ladi Mardani’ &other iconic poems speaks volumes about how far the children have come.
Sanskriti idol finals were generously hosted by the Consulate General of India HKSAR & Macau SAR. All children received lovely books and hampers.

CREATIVE CORNER
(Creation by Rahul Dube – Hong Kong)

Rahul says:
“The reason I created this piece of digital art is to try and give the Indian flag a creative new look! At my school I have a subject called Computing to Learn​. In this class we use a program called Turtle Art to create cool digital drawings by programing a digital pen that draws.”
 
Rahul is a student of Hong Kong International School.

THREE CHEERS - FOR UNA!

Una Galani, Associate Editor Reuters commentary, has been learning Hindi for the past three years with Sanskriti and is now moving to Mumbai. On behalf of the Sanskriti family, we wish Una Galani all the best and are very confident that her newly acquired Hindi skills will make the transition much easier!

Heartiest congratulations also to Una for her extraordinary achievement of winning the global 2016 Reuters Journalist of the Year award for Analysis and Commentary!

Fun Fact: Twin Towns of India
(Contributed by Aria Mathur - Singapore)

Kodhini (Kerela): Kodhini – 2000 families; 220 pairs of  twins;In 2008 alone, 15 pairs of twins were born in the village. Rate of twin births in the village is increasing every year and has doubled in the past decade.

Umri (Uttar Pradesh): Labelled as the twin capital of the world. Total population - 600, 33 pairs of twins The village boasts an identical twin birth rate that is 300 times the national average and maybe one of the highest in the world.
 
Aria is a student of Australian International School.
Please mark your diaries for Sanskriti Utsav on June 11, 2017.
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