As young leaders of tomorrow, the students of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, launched Project One World a cultural internship facilitated by AIESEC Ahmedabad. Vasudhaiva kutumbakam is a Sanskrit phrase that means “The whole world is one family”.
“Project One World – 1.0” was brainchild of the students, with guidance from the University. Project One world was the very first AIESEC project at PDPU and its success provided confidence and impetus to further conduct other projects. “Project one world 2.0” and “Project worldview” were carried out on similar lines. Living in a new country, mingling with strangers, interacting with each other will create a social bond among us all. “One World” as the name aptly suggests that “The world is one and we must all live as global citizens.”
In the course of one month, the interns participated in workshops on Yoga, meditation, photography, food and culture. There were countless interactions between PDPU students and the interns where students gained huge and diverse platform of opportunities and experience. The Global Village a two day event was organised where interns representing the countries put up performances and stalls showcasing their culture, food, folklore, tradition and much more!
20 interns from 12 different nationalities: France, Poland, China, Ukraine, USA, Netherlands, Colombia, Canada, Estonia, Hong Kong and Ireland participated in one month cultural internship from 4th June, 2012 to 4th July, 2012.
Sahil Nair from School of Liberal Studies, 2010 batch
42 interns from 15 different countries: Tanzania, Ukraine, Russia, Brazil, Czech Republic, China Egypt, Poland and Syria participated in one month long internship at PDPU from 15th July – 15th August, 2012.
Vianca Damani from School of Liberal Studies, 2010 batch
26 interns from 10 different countries: Egypt, South Korea, Nigeria, Taiwan, China, Brazil, Mauritius, Kazakhstan, Indonesia and Colombia participated in one month long internship at PDPU from 5th January – 5th February, 2013.
Shashank Sreedharan from School of Liberal Studies, 2012 batch