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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 916

Students Visit Sri Lanka Consulate General in Shanghai

Shanghai , 17 November, (Asiantribune.com):

Shanghai_2.jpgFifteen students from Shanghai Girl’s High School, High School affiliated to Jiao Tong University and Shanghai Normal University visited the Consulate General in Shanghai.

The visit was a result of a proposal put forward by the Consul General of Sri Lanka to the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission in October 2011 to include an interactive session with diplomatic missions in their school curriculum.

The senior staff from the International Exchange Division of the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission who accompanied the students thanked the Consul General of Sri Lanka for introducing such an interactive session to the curriculum and informed that, as a result, the first group of students from 03 Shanghai schools were sent to the Sri Lanka Consulate General. The visit was jointly organized by the Shanghai Municipal Foreign Affairs Office and the International Exchange Division of Shanghai Municipal Education Commission.

According to this programme, approximately 100 students from key middle schools would have the opportunity to learn about a foreign country annually by directly interacting with the Consulate Generals in Shanghai and would be an on-going feature in their curriculum. The Shanghai_1.jpgstudents are expected to share the knowledge gained with their fellow students, especially through display projects during their annual school festivals.

During the students visit, the Sri Lanka Consul General welcoming the group briefed on Sri Lanka while recalling milestones in Sri Lanka China relations. Sri Lankan snacks and Ceylon tea was served during the discussion. They were also given tourism promotion material, including a map and packets of tea.

At the end of the visit, students played the Guzheng, a traditional Chinese musical instrument, recited poems in Chinese and English to thank the Consulate General.

- Asian Tribune -

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