Visit to Japan rekindles scientific zeal in city students
As many as 24 students of Little Flower School visited various places in Japan as part of the Japan-Asia Youth Exchange Program in Science, traditionally called 'Sakura Exchange Programme organized by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), on May 16-24. Joined by 26 students from New Delhi, the team went to Japan on May 15 along with the School principal Br Antony Reddy and teacher Mary Ann.
"I always love Science and the fantastic subject got a new dimension after taking part in Japan-Asia Youth Exchange Programme. It is a memorable learning experience that rekindled scientific zeal in me," says Pamidikalva Sujay,10th standard student of Little Flower School. The JST invites students of various countries by bearing their travel and all other expenses to expose them to their Laboratories, universities and schools every year. Students got a chance to understand Japan's progress in S&T besides besides the country's teaching techniques.
The JST mixed a batch of students from Malaysia with the Indian delegation and took them to various cities and towns in Japan. An exchange program with the students of a high-school at Osaka, a visit to the famou Ritusumeikan University and an interactive session with students there wowed the two teams of Malaysia and India.
"We were taken to the laboratory in Ritusumeikan university, where our doubts were instantly cleared by local students. The journey in a bullet train between Tokyo and Kyoto is an unforgettable experience," Sujay said. Students got very much excited with the visits to the japan aerospace exploration agency, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology.