Chandigarh Group of Colleges, Jhanjeri staged the International Diplomat Meet 2023 & & Global Village 2023. The big event saw the convergence of diplomats from 12+ countries and discussed problems faced by International Students in India .Diplomats from Royan, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast, South Sudan, Zambia, Kenya, Namibia attended the event . Kultar Singh Sandhwan, Speaker Punjab Vidhan Sabha was Chief Guest at the moment.
The event commenced with speeches made by Bohloeki Tlhaku Morojele First Secretary to High Commission Lesotho Country, Mahmoud A.M Ejweli Academic Attachee, Mohamed A.M Aglhouwawi First Secretary Embassy of Libya, Peter Hobwani Deputy Ambassador, Embassy of Zimbabwe, Sidharth Rajhans Diplomat and United Nation Policy Maker, Esther Karema Mutua Kenya Embassy, Paul Malesh Benjamin Education and Cultural AttacheSouth Sudan Embassy,Thomas Kenneth Deputy Ambassador, South Sudan Embassy, Djianou Guiro Education Wing Embassy Ivory Coast, Paula Okou Embassy Ivory Coast, Sahar Sediqullah Embassy Afghanistan, Javier Sansierra President of Hola India Organisation,
They raised issues or problems faced by African students who are studying in India, including first the language barrier, the cultural shock and financial constraints to complete their studies. CGC Jhanjeri’s ED Dr Neeraj Sharma assured all the diplomats that no such problems are and will be face by students here as regular checks in classrooms are made to make sure that none of the academic staff is imparting education in local language.
Taking up the issue of financial constraints, he informed that the college awards scholarships and easy loan facilities to deserving and financially constrained students. According to him CGC Jhanjeri has taken up all the adequate measures to provide a hassle free study environment to international students.
Later, all the diplomats and Chief Guest headed to auditorium and were entertained with colourful cultural event including classical dance, contemporary dance and bhangra. The eye-catching performance was dance by international students on Punjabi song.
At the conclusion the chief guest Kultar Singh Sandhwan expressed his delight that diplomats of various countries discussed requirements for world-class education, global competencies and international benchmarking of education for students . Speaking on the occasion, Rashpal Singh Dhaliwal, President, CGC said that the progress of India only depends on strengthening education system and stress should be given on building stronger education systems.