Group Study Exchange programme for promoting international goodwill

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Kolkata, Apr 17 (UNI) With a view to broadening international understanding and encouraging the study of foreign cultures, the Rotary International District 3290 has organised a Group Study Exchange (GSE) programme for young professionals.

Speaking at a press meet here today, Rotary International District Governor Anirudha Roychoudhury said, ''The GSE aims to enrich young professionals, both academically and culturally, and promote internatonal goodwill throughout the global community. Under the programme, the Rotary foundation sends a team of members abroad for four to six weeks to live and learn with their professional counterparts in their host country.'' He said a team of four young professionals, led by well known social activist and publisher Shyamashree Sen, will visit the state of Pennsylvania in the US from April 19 to May 19.

''Since 1965, the GSE programme has provided inspiring vocational, educational and cultural experiences to more than 32,000 men and women,'' he added.

He informed that under the programme, artists, writers and musicians shared their talents and interests through an exchange that focussed on the more creative aspects of culture.

Besides, the teams could identify humanitarian needs in the host district or contribute their skills to carrying out an existing project, Mr Roychoudhury added.


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