Indian delegation visits municipal educational units in Lages – Noticia no Ato

The purpose of the visit was to establish possible agreements aimed at promoting international exchange of teachers and students between Brazil and India

A delegation from India, composed of people involved in the fields of basic and higher education, visited, this Monday (14), the Municipal Early Childhood Education Center (CEIM) and the Municipal School of Basic Education (Mutirão), in the housing neighborhood in Lages. Previously, the Indians were at the Municipal Education Department (SMEL), where they were welcomed in the office of Secretary Ivana Michalczyk.

The visit was aimed at establishing potential agreements aimed at promoting international exchange of teachers and students between Brazil and India. The delegation comprised Santosh Kumar Singh, Principal – GD Goenka Public School, Bhubaneswar and Founder – Global Edu Leaders Forum; Aditi Basu Roy – Principal, Grands International School, Greater Noida and Dr. Madan Mohan Goyal, Vice Chancellor and retired Professor of Economics at Kurukshetra University.

According to Professor Alceloni Volpato, who made the trip possible, the delegation came to Brazil to attend the International Conference on Sustainability held in Vacaria (RS) from June 4 to 7. From there they decided to learn a little about Brazilian education. In Lages, the Indians visited several school units.

At SMEL, during the visit, the Indians received copies of the book “O Continente das Lagenes” by Licurgo Costa. In addition, they learned about the education sector and the Municipal Center for Permanent Education (NEEP) of SMEL, composed of teachers and trainers organized by the areas of Municipal Basic Education.

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India has the largest population in the world

India, the world’s most populous country with 1.428 billion inhabitants, has a rigorous education system. Students are prepared not only to advance to the next year, but also to pass schools or exams to enter high school (equivalent in Brazil), which are highly competitive.

Regarding language, this country located on the Asian continent has a significant linguistic diversity. Hindu is considered the official language of Indians, but there are 21 different languages ​​in the country, with English being the dominant one. Every Indian speaks at least three languages. Teaching, in turn, is full-time, and all teachers speak Hindi and English.

Text and photos: Adesir Morris

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