Seminar agreed

Seminar agreed

For the new section of the Upper School 2019/2021 at the Gymnasium Freyung in Germany a project seminar was offered, which deals with the creation of video clips on the topic of first aid, which will be used at the Academy. The suggestion came from the first aid course “Schüler retten Leben”, which took place at the Academy in 2017. Two school paramedics from Freyung took part as instructors, see also the report in the section Activities/School Paramedics. The equipment for distance learning will be used in the project seminar.

Now it is clear that enough students will participate in Freyung in order to be able to go into the detailed arrangement of the seminar. We are already curious about the experiences of the students.

Photo: First aid workshop 2017 at the Academy, Freyung school paramedic supervises resuscitation

Cultural Heritage inaugurated

Cultural Heritage inaugurated

On 14 April, the well-known singer Hans Raj Hans, now a member of parliament, opened the “cultural heritage” exhibition in Kirpal Sagar. Since 2018 intensive work had been done on the project of an institution that would preserve the cultural heritage of the Punjab and make it possible to experience it. Suitable premises were identified near the old people’s home, which were subsequently renovated and upgraded for the new task. The joy was great when the new facility could finally be opened.

Photo: shortly before cutting the red ribbon: right Karamjit Virk, Chairman Kirpal Sagar, middle Hans Raj Hans

Procession arrived

Procession arrived

On the occasion of the opening of the “cultural heritage” exhibition on 14 April, a dance group with their musicians came to Kirpal Sagar. Traditional music could be heard from afar. The foreign visitors admired not only the beautiful costumes but also the impressive mobility and grace of the dancers. The exhibition shows traditional ways of working and typical everyday objects of the Punjab, but also art, music and dance are brought close and made experiencable. Too valuable to let it fall into oblivion.

Photo: Dancers, musicians, guests of honour, organisation team

“Indian Evening” in Waldkirchen

“Indian Evening” in Waldkirchen

More than 50 listeners came to the kick-off event of the annual program 2018 at 17:00 o’clock in the cultural center HNKKJ in Waldkirchen in the Bavarian forest under the motto “Indian evening – a somewhat different travel report” and was organized by KS-plus e.V.. Tea lights and flower decorations between the chairs, the gentle smell of Indian spiced tea and soft piano tones put the visitors in the right mood. The pianist Tatiana Sverko had put together ten well-chosen musical contributions, from Indian Bhajan to the late Romantics Satie and Debussy to arrangements of current compositions. They divided the lecture with the emphasis on health (Dr. Walter Stadlmeyer), education (Martina Stadlmeyer) and current projects, embedded in a personally colored report on the development of Kirpal Sagar. For the break, busy hands had conjured up a buffet: cakes and tarts, coffee and the typical North Indian spiced tea, as well as finger food and snacks. It resulted in many stimulating discussions, the last visitors went shortly before 21 o’clock. “One can hardly believe it that so many listeners for such a special topic came” was the comment of a visitor prevented because of other date, an estimate, to which the scarcely 20 participants, aids and musicians could only follow.

Agricultural Trade Fair

Agricultural Trade Fair

In Kirpal Sagar, a trade fair with a series of lectures on the subject of sustainable agriculture took place in November, one highlight being the presentation by a top-class speaker from Austria who presented sustainable dairy farming.

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At home he runs an organic farm with a cheese dairy and has access to a broad network. For years, he has accompanied and supported the farm in Kirpal Sagar in the introduction of organic farming methods and in soil development through composting.
The lecture on organic cultivation of medicinal plants, vegetables and spices by a proven expert from Germany visibly stimulated the audience and in the course of the event encouraged an intensive exchange, a real enrichment for the event. In addition to many valuable, easy-to-understand tips on the basics, the focus was on practical steps such as soil cultivation, water-saving cultivation methods, crop rotation.Kirpal Sagars Agriculture includes dairy farming, horticulture and, to a lesser extent, forestry activities in addition to arable farming. In his opening speech, Chairman Karamjit Singh Virk, himself active in various agricultural aspects, addressed the underlying concept of the development of a sustainable way of doing business. The main purpose of the fair was to provide a forum for exchange, practical, focused on farmers in the region, an exchange forum for knowledge and experience. At the stands one could get more detailed information and inspect the products. A horticultural company was represented with organic vegetable seedlings and trees. Much knowledge and experience was shared, intensive technical discussions with the farmers enriched the meeting, a Workshop in the actual literal sense thus. Planning for next year is already underway. [/learn_more]

Workshop Students save Lifes (Day 5)

Workshop Students save Lifes (Day 5)

03. November: At the debriefing in the management of the Academy we hand over the certificates of participation and receive letters of thanks, also for the home school. The first parents had already contacted the headmistress, whose children had enthusiastically told us about the course. An Indian newspaper reported. All in all an overwhelming experience for us.

Photo: German School paramedic trains revival with pupils