The One World Project
Peace,a word that is discussed by every person today, is a global concern, an issue that determines the very existence of our planet. There are lots of conferences, books and articles everywhere on the subject. When contesting for any position, in any arena of life, all the leaders promise to bring peace and harmony among everyone. But is there any real peace yet? Have countries disbanded their armies forever? Are border countries friendly with each other yet? Is it easy to get quick visas especially just across the border?
As young leaders of tomorrow, the students of PanditDeendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, have launched the One World Project a cultural internship facilitated by AIESEC Ahmedabad.
Vasudhaivakutumbakamis a Sanskrit phrase that means “The whole world is one family”. Taking that as the theme of our project, we have launched the One World project on 4th June 2012.
We have students participating in this project from various corners of the world such as fromFrance, Poland, China, Ukraine, USA, Netherlands, Colombia, Canada, Estonia, Hong Kong and Ireland.
The One World Project is a one month long cultural internship hosted by PDPU. 20 interns from 12 different nationalities have signed up for this exchange and have arrived on campus. In the course of their visit, the interns will attend workshops on Yoga, meditation, photography, food and culture, and much more! Additionally, the interns come from different courses from back home. There will be countless interactions with all these students and hence, the PDPU students shall obtain a huge and diverse platform of opportunities and experience.
Right from planning, execution and delivering, “Project One World” is the brain- child of the students, with guidance from the University.
The University has a special international relations and exchange policy that encourages such events and activities. Further, the University also has a School of Liberal Studies. The course provides a very liberal platform for the students and faculty too to enhance the approach. This project has strengthened the international appeal and furthered the delivery of the liberal studies program which has increased the leverage for all PDPU students including Engineering and Management.
The Global Village will be a two day event, as a part of the One World Project. All the interns representing the countries will put up performances and stalls showcasing their culture, food, folklore, tradition and much more!
Living in a new country, with so many other people, mingling into the crowd, interacting with each other will create a social bond among us all. “One World” as the name of the project suggests that the world is one and we must all live as global citizens.