School Visit in Odisha

The Cultural Section of the Consulate General of Japan in Kolkata visited the following 2 schools and 1 university in Odisha so as to interact with the students and acquaint them with Japanese culture.

Chandra Sekhar Academy

The Chandra Sekhar Academy situated in Balighai, Puri was visited on 30 January 2017. Ms. Manami Kato, Vice Consul from the Consulate General of Japan in Kolkata, made a presentation to around 60 students of grade 8 and 9 on some basic facts about Japan including Japanese lifestyle and language. A documentary video with glimpses of Japan’s cultural heritage such as Mount Fuji and Kamakura was shown. Thereafter, a fun quiz on Japan was conducted and Japanese souvenirs were gifted to whoever answered a question.

Chandra Sekhar Academy has been teaching Japanese language to its students for the past several years.


                         
 

KiiT International School

The KiiT International School situated in KIIT University Campus, Bhubaneswar was visited on 31 January 2017. Ms. Manami Kato, Vice Consul from the Consulate General of Japan in Kolkata, made a presentation to around 200 students of grade 8 and 9 on some basic facts about Japan including Japanese lifestyle and language. The students intently watched the video that was shown which covered topics like Origami and Japanese Robots among other things. Thereafter, a fun quiz on Japan was conducted and Japanese souvenirs were gifted to whoever answered a question.

The KiiT International School also offers foreign language training with Japanese being one of them.

 
                                 
 

Utkal University

Utkal University in Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar was also visited on 31 January 2017. Ms. Manami Kato, Vice Consul from the Consulate General of Japan in Kolkata, made a presentation to around 80 students of various discipline on some basic facts about Japan including Japanese lifestyle and language. Thereafter, the following two movies were screened at Parija Library in Utkal University for the students as well as the teachers.
  • Wanko - Me, My Family and My Dog (A story portraying the friendship of a boy and his dog)
  • From Me to You (A romantic drama between high school students)
Utkal University has been running a pilot project in Japanese language training since October 2015.