Winter Camps 2018-19
Under the welfare activities for foreign students studying in India under various scholarship schemes administered by ICCR, summer and winter camps are organized every year.
This year two Winter camps were organized in Karnataka and one in Delhi region with participation of around 70 foreign students studying in various Indian Universities and Institutes across India. Two Camps in Karnataka were organized from January 2-8, 2019 and January 4-10, 2019 and Camp in Delhi was organized from January 4-8, 2019.
ICCR organized visits of participating foreign students to places with historical importance like Vidhan Soudha, Tipu Sultan Palace, Bull Temple, Mysore Palace Fort, Belur Channakeshava Temple and Asia’s largest monolithic statue of Bahubali Shravanbelogola etc. in Karnataka region. The camp programme also included events like Wildlife Safari, boat safari, visit to Ranagana Thittu Bird Sanctuary in Mysore, Jaganmohan Art Gallery safari etc.
For students in Winter Camp in Delhi, ICCR organized visit to Rajghat, Atal Bihari Bajpayee Rashtriya Smriti Sthal and historical monuments like Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Taj Mahal, Agra, Agra Fort, and religious places like Akshardham Temple, Chhatarpur Temple and Gurudwara Bangla Saheb etc. The programme also included visit to National Museum, Lotus temple and museum etc.
The participants of Camps also had a video conferencing with President, ICCR on January 5, 2019 where students from all the camps in Karnataka and Delhi region interacted with President, ICCR and learnt more about Indian culture.