Learning French as a foreign language has the potential to help you access a new world and allow you to go beyond limits of geographical boundaries.It improves perceptibility in career and enhances quality of job. Amity University, Madhya Pradesh organized the “International Francophony Day” on 20 March 2018 with the vision to motivate the students to learn French and to inculcate in them the love and appreciation for French Language and Culture. La Francophonie refers to all countries, groups or places as well as the political bodies where French is the lingua Franca. The event was hosted by Amity School of Languages and Amity System of Communication Enhancement and Transformation. Prof. Dr. S. Shobha, Center for French and Francophinie Studies, SLL&CS, JNU, New Delhi Graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
The Inaugural Ceremony was marked by the lighting of the ceremonial lamp followed by Introductory Remarks by Hon’ble Vice Chancellor,Lt. Gen. V. K. Sharma AVSM (Retd.), who emphasized the importance of learning French Language for career enhancement, and an expert deliberation by the Chief Guest, Dr. S. Shobha who highlighted the beauty, elegance and richness of French Cuisine, Literature, Music and Fashion.
The Day was celebrated in three segments:
· French Singing and Dancing Competitions
· Spelling Competition
During the first segment, a total of seven students from across all programmes filled the auditorium with mellifluous renditions and graceful dance moves representing the French culture in its richness.
In the second segment four teams comprising two students each participated in the French Quiz Competition. The audience was filled with excitement all through the event.
The third and last section of the International Day of La Francophonie was a Spelling Competition in which four teams comprising two students each participated.
Prof. Dr. S. Shobha the Chief Guest of the ceremony was the Judge for all the competitions.
The event culminated with awarding of the winners of various competitions with certificates and prizes by Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Pro Vice Chancellor Chief Guest and Dr Iti Roychowdhury, Director ASCENT/ASL. The winners of competitions were as under:
Dancing: Winner – Shreeja Sudhakaran and yogricha verma
Runnerup – Shruti Pathak and Shikha Wadhwani
Singing: Winner – Mansi Chauhan
Runnerup – Tushar R Kate
Quiz: Winner– Deveshi Jain and Priyam Sen
Runnerup – Nomita Mishra and Shrishti Kashyap
Spell Bee: Winner– Anshuman D. C. Joshi and Sonali Kumari
Runnerup – Gaurav Tapa and Tushar R. Kate
Finally Mr. Anshuman D. C. Joshi, student of CSE VI sem proposed the vote of thanks.