The International Festival of Language and Culture (IFLC) was organized with the support of Indialogue Foundation in New Delhi on 7th May, 2016
The International Festival of Language and Culture (IFLC) is a cross-cultural celebration that showcases diverse linguistic talents on a global platform. Exchange students engage with local communities by participating in social, cultural, and educational activities. In the process, they raise hope for world peace by building strong interpersonal ties and lasting friendships.
IFLC India 2016 brought together 17 countries for its Indian leg with the theme “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – ‘The world is one family’.” 43 students and 18 mentors from abroad and 350 students from reputed Delhi schools namely Springdale’s School, The Frank Antony Public School, Ahlcon International School, Mata Guruji School, Tagore International School and Bluebells International School participated.
The Educational Endowment Trust in association with the Ministry of Culture, Government of India and UN Information Centre for India and Bhutan organized the event with the support of Indialogue Foundation, Arya Samaj, Chimmaya Mission, Delhi Gurudwara Management Committee, The Art of Living, IICC, Patanjali and TICCI to educate the youth and create a platform for them to share their cultural heritage with their peers from around the world.
To announce the IFLC, UNIC hosted a press conference that was widely reported in the media and led to public participation in the IFLC. This was evident when an audience of over 2500 attended the extraordinary show on 7 May 2016 at the Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi. The performance was also telecasted live by DD Bharati, India’s public broadcaster, thereby reaching millions of homes all over the country.
These students or the young messengers of peace and love put up a dazzling performance that was truly symbolic of the UN values of togetherness, diversity and tolerance. The students inspired the audience through their outstanding song and dance performances in their native languages. The involvement of youth to promote oneness and harmony through art, culture and music made it all the more special for UNIC. The gala global event successfully brought to light the intricate commonalities and differences in cultures.
Chief Guest Dr. Najma Heptulla, Union Minister for Minority Affairs warmly applauded the young ambassadors of peace.
In the words of IFLC Coordinators, “India in itself is an outstanding example of different people living together peacefully. We believe that understanding different languages and cultures helps us understand each other better, and that is the motive behind IFLC. I think the international education fraternity should work in close cooperation with their Indian counterparts to provide the opportunities the Indian students truly deserve.”
With successful editions held previously at Belgium, Senegal, France, Germany, Romania, Australia, Albania, Tanzania, Indonesia, Morocco and other nations, this prodigious cultural conclave brought together young leaders to celebrate the “colours of the world.”
DD Bharati TV channel broadcasted live The International Festival of Language and Culture (IFLC).
Many major print and electronic media organizations paid attention to IFLC and widely covered the event.
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