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Exchange students from India visit New Bloomfield school

Exchange students from India visit New Bloomfield school

May 4th, 2011 in News

Dhimand Upanhyay, president of the Vichved Foundation, explains the many festivals of India to New Bloomfield third-graders. With him are two of 11 Indian boys staying with New Bloomfield Elementary School parents as part of the Center for Cultural Interchange program.

Photo by Don Norfleet

NEW BLOOMFIELD, Mo. - Elementary School students Tuesday learned more about life in India during a special student exchange program.

Eleven boys, ages 12-17, from Ahmedabad, India, are staying with host families in the New Bloomfield area for 19 days.

The Indian youngsters are accompanied by Dhimand Upadhyay, president of the Vichved Foundation.

In the afternoon, New Bloomfield third-graders huddled on the floor and listened as ....