Monday, February 05, 2007

Cultural event in Delhi for Students

Nihongo Center of Delhi organised a Cultural Event on Saturday 20th January, 2007.The Program was well organised by Ms. Nasukawa , President of Nihongo Center. We are thankful to her for inviting to such an event.

The main event was "WADAIKO" The Japanese Traditional Drums played by Japanese people living in Delhi.

Our Teacher Ms. Aya Yamakawa was also invited with her students.

Nihongo Bashi's students were excited to see the event and their excitement was worth it. The program started by the speech of Mr. H.E. Arjun Asrani (Former Indian Ambassador to Japan).

In his about 10 minutes speech, he congratulated students for learning Japanese language and encouraged them to learn the language whole -heartedly. He asserted that you are pioneers in this bilingual functions and we the Indians are a step ahead of China because of our skilled Manpower which is Good in two languages(English and Japanese). The speech was really very interesting and motivational.

After the speech, started the "WADAIKO". The performance was wonderful and all the spectators were spellbound with the melody of Japanese Music. They also performed a workshop after the performance and our Nihongobashi students also tried their hand at it.
What came as a surprise package was at the end of the Program, the Drummers sang the Hindi Bollywood songs one after another and made students gyrate and sing with them.

Aya san(second from left), Me(Rightmost) and Students of NihongoBashi in Good Mood after the function.

- Report by Ms. Shikha Sharma, Japanese Language Teacher @ Nihongo Bashi, Noida


Rahul said...

Konnichiwa minasan!

It was great experience attending the wadaiko concert at japan foundation by delhi group of drumers!

and d best n d fun part was whn we played d wadaiko drums at d workshop!

it was a great n truly enriching experience!

Rahul Chawla

M. Patnaik said...

It was a great event! These kinds of gathering would bring people of India and japan closer to each other and remove the notion of Japan being a closed, racist society forever from our minds. Gambatte!

M. Patnaik