In the month of October 2017, FSL-India LTV Bangalore region organized a Cultural Event (CE) at Pondicherry and Mysore zones, under different themes.
Pondicherry: Theme – History: Gingee Fort or Senji Fort (also known as Chenji, Jinji or Senchi) in Tamil Nadu, India is one of the surviving forts in Tamil Nadu, India. It lies in Villupuram District, 160 kilometres (99 mi) from the state capital, Chennai, and is close to the Union Territory of Pondicherry. The fort is so fortified, that Shivaji, the Maratha king, ranked it as the “most impregnable fortress in India” and it was called the “Troy of the East” by the British.
FSL-India’s coordinator and 1 volunteer from Germany visited the fort to learn about Indian history. In the afternoon, they had lunch together, after which the coordinator had a 1- to-1 talk with the volunteer about the project and host family.
Mysore: Theme – Nature: Brindavan Gardens is a famous garden located in Mandya District of the state of Karnataka, India. It lies adjoining the Krishnarajasagara dam which is built across the river Cauvery. The work on laying out this garden was started in the year 1927 and completed in 1932. Visited by close to 2 million tourists per year, the garden is one of the major attractions of Srirangapatna.
FSL-India’s coordinator visited Brindavan Gardens along with 4 volunteers from Germany and enjoyed the beautiful ambiance of the gardens. In the afternoon, they had lunch together, after which the coordinator had a 1-to-1 talk with the volunteers about their project and host family.
Feedback from Volunteers
* Learned about the KRS dam history
* Gathering together was good with other volunteers
* Impressed by the traditional meal
* Spending time together
* Learned about the hills at Gingee fort
* I felt very good today
* Food was also good
* Thank you for the day