Kannada Exhibition @ SNIS: An Innovative Step to Be IB Learners with the Respect to Cultures and Language

Kannada Exhibition @ SNIS: An Innovative Step to Be IB Learners with the Respect to Cultures and Language

“Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.”

—Rita Mae Brown

On a bright Thursday, the students of Sharanya Narayani International School, one of the Best International Schools in Bangalore, had an opportunity to educate people on our cultures, religions, and ancient games. Being an IB school in Bangalore, we do have a lot of non-Kannadigas in our school who are not well aware of the cultures, and traditions; In fact, I myself learned so many new things from my peers about our culture and tradition.

My peers were all assigned unique topics to exhibit. Topics included our festivals, ancient games, Jnanpith Awardwinners-Kuvempu (Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa) & Girish Karnad, historical places-Hampi, Belur & Halebidu; Poets- Basavanna, Akka Mahadevi; freedom fighters, home remedies, traditional dance, etc. Being not only an IB school but also an IGCSE school in Bangalore, SNIS wants the rulers of the next generation to be open-minded to and meet the needs and aspirations of the diverse world.

Though some of the students could not comprehend the entire aspects of the exhibition, we could observe the IB learner profile ‘Inquirer and investigator’ popping up in their minds. The predominant part was that all the teachers and staff learned to write their names in Kannada.

I am pretty sure that all the people who have participated in the SNIS Kannada Exhibition Session have learned something new and they all shared their ideas and had fun. Don’t you think is one of the Best International Residential Schools in Bangalore, some of us became communicators and knowledgeable learners. This was a very interesting exhibition for us. To be balanced citizens who will be lifelong learners.

May the spirit of Karnataka stay in the core of the heart.

By Unnati S of Grade 6

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