The traditional Day of Russian Language, Literature and Culture, jointly organised by the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) in New Delhi and the Institute of the Russian Language of the RCSC, was marked on February 8 and 9, 2018.
The two-day programme comprised Olympiad in Russian Language, Quiz in English on Russian, poetry recitation competition, dance and music competition, costume competition, translation competition, poster-making competition, etc. On February 8, students from DPS Dwarka, Bluebells International School and Guru Harkrishan Public School took part. And on February 9, students from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi University (DU), Jamia Millia Islamia, Institute of Russian Language of the RCSC (IRL), Mahila Viswa Vidyalaya, Sonepat, Chowdhary Charan Singh University (CCS), Meerut, Amity University, Noida, Amity University, Gurgaon, and Indira Gandhi Open University, took part.
Regarding the performance by students of schools, in the competition, DPS Dwarka scored the highest points and Bluebells International School stood second. Taking part for the first time, Guru Harkrishan Public School took third position in English Quiz, but they took keen interest in all items.
As for as the Colleges are concerned, in the item-wise competitions, DU won the first place, the JNU the second place and Amity, Noida, stood third in Olympic in Russian Language. In the English Quiz, RCSC stood first, DU second, and the CCS obtained third position. JNU won first position in dance competition and Amity University, Gurgaon stood first in Song competition. In poetry recitation competition, Kundan Kumar from CCS University won the first prize. Ms. Roobal of Amity University, Gurgan got first prize in costume competition.
The Jury was led by Prof. Ramadhikari Kumar, former Rector of JNU and founder of INDAPRYAL, who distributed certificates, Russian souvenirs and books on Russian language and literature to the winners.
The excellent performance by the Indian students testified to the fact that they possess an ardent interest ad high enthusiasm in mastering Russian language with sufficient ability to grasp Russian language, art, culture and history. The event proved to be a solid factor of growing interest in India’s young generation to strengthen their knowledge about Russia and learn more about Russia, a clear indication of better prospect on better relations between Russia and India in the years to come.