The Armenian Ambassador Visit Lancer International School

Lancers International School organized an event for the consummation of Community Project. It was attended by His Excellency Mr. Armen Martirosyan – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia in the Republic of India (2015-Date) and Former Ambassador of India to Armenia and Georgia (2009-2012), Mr. Achal Kumar Malhotra. The co-organizers of the program -President and Vice-President of Indo-Armenian Friendship NGO – Rananjay Anand & Ruzanna Ashughyan, also graced the event with their presence.

Indo-Armenian Friendship NGO, also known as IAF, was officially registered in Armenia since 2011. It is committed to benchmark India-Armenia relationships on the world-map while acting as a connecting bridge between India and Armenia. The NGO promotes people to people connection, strengthen cultural, socio-economic ties and trade engagement for a prosperous future with great emphasis on bilateral engagement. It also aims to educate Armenians on India and Indians on Armenia.
Another important highlight of the event was the book ‘India – Armenia – So Far yet So Close’ authored by His Excellency Achal Malhotra. He said,” The book is an attempt to bridge the gap. It is meant to remind some of the glorious moments of close interaction and peaceful coexistence. This is a dedication to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Armenia.”

India –Armenia relation

Armenia and India have developed ties in different spheres, among that energy, business, security, etc. Unfortunately, education and particularly relations in higher education is not among the sectors so far enforced and developed. Lancerians chose Armenia and its culture as the subject of their research this year with the following aim
First of all to empower relations between individuals in India and Armenia engaged in academic activities,
Second to popularize the Armenian higher education opportunities among students and researchers in India and become a fertile ground for future collaborations and co-operation

Third, through this guided and academically oriented tour to present Indian colleagues the possibilities and opportunities available in Armenia for international students and researchers.

To foster academic, educational and cultural relations between Armenia and India, Lancers International School hosted the event. This memorable event helped the pupil to understand the Armenian system and opened the doors to explore Armenian opportunities.

Community Project at Lancers

The motive behind involving students for a Community Project was to help them collaborate and pursue service learning. Being a part of IB school, CAS (Creativity, Activity and Service) is a mandatory component of the curriculum that provides academic rigor of the educational programme. As part of IB MYP requirements, MYP students formed groups and spent dedicated time working on their Community Project. Therefore, Lancers International School is one of the best international schools in Gurgaon where students enjoy being challenged intellectually, socially and personally.

University of Sydney : Visit of Vice Chancellor

university of sydney - visit of vc

Lancers International School, in collaboration with the University of Sydney held a session on “Life Skills for the 21st Century”. The session was held at the school campus on Wednesday, 6th February, 2019.

The University of Sydney, established in 1850, is one of Australia’s largest and most prestigious universities. It is Australia’s first university and a member of the ‘Group of Eight’, Australia’s premier research-intensive universities. The QS rankings place it at 42 while the US news places it at 31 in the world.

The event was attended by

  • Dr Michael Spence AC, Vice Chancellor and Principal- The University of Sydney
  • Professor Richard Miles, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education – Enterprise and Engagement)- The University of Sydney
  • Tania Rhodes- Taylor, Vice-Principal, External Relations- The University of Sydney
  • Kaveh Ghezel, Head, International Student Recruitment- The University of Sydney
  • Anju Singh, Country Manager (India)- The University of Sydney

Dr. Michael Spence AC delivered the keynote address for students. In addition, Professor Richard Miles, spoke about “Life Skills for the 21st Century”. The purpose of this informative session was to raise awareness among young minds that in globally and digitally interconnected world, all learners need new skills and knowledge to succeed. If we want to prepare our children for success in school, work and life, opportunities to learn 21st-century skills are essential. Everyone had an opportunity to understand that these 21st-century skills are more important to students now than ever before. They not only provide a framework for successful learning in the classroom, but ensure students can thrive in a world where change is constant and learning never stops. Businesses demand a workforce with these skills to ensure the competitiveness in global economy. It also teaches them to be a good citizen in today’s turbulent times—ones who can engage, critically think, are digitally literate, globally aware and effective communicators.

In addition, the event witnessed the launch of a new scholarship program specifically on offer to the brightest students in India. At this special event, the students also got a sneak preview of the university’s curriculum and degree structures, which is designed to ensure that our students can tailor their degrees and develop the skills necessary to navigate highly successful future careers. It was a good platform to find out about the opportunities offered to students at the University of Sydney.

The event was highly beneficial not only to students but also to the academics team and parents, who were able to get a better insight and understanding on the importance of life skills for the overall developments of an individual. Lancers International School looks forward to hosting more such events hence helping students to understand and make better choices.