Saturday 29th September – Vaels International School and Temple

This morning we visited Vaels International School, home to Nudhara Yusuf, winner of the ” Be Heard in Australia” oratorical competition who visited St Rita’s in May. What an amazing experience to be welcomed with such Indian hospitality. Students performed traditional and contemporary dances and the teachers were welcomed as dignitaries, being presented with shawls and welcome gifts for each student. After a tour of the school the students and staff from both schools shared refreshments and cultural exchange. It was a wonderful morning. We then went fir s traditional Southern Indian lunch followed by a visit to the Parthasarathy Temple. Just as we arrived, a large group of Hindu priests were performing their annual festival ritual in honour of the God Krishna. We were so fortunate to be here at this time. Another adventurous day in India!