CBSE Students to Visit Japan to Boost Cross-Cultural BondingTo make the Indian students and teachers engaged in cross-cultural understanding with their Japanese counterparts, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked the principals of all schools to encourage student to participate in the students exchange programme with Japan is starting this October.

As per the letter issued by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), a group of about 182 students will be visiting Japan as part of the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youth Programme (JENESYS). The programme is being conducted by the Embassy of Japan and all expenses including air travel and boarding and lodging in Japan will be borne by the Government of Japan.

The board is encouraging teachers and students to be a part of the JENESYS programme so as to deepen mutual understanding among youngsters. The board proposes to put forward 350 students and 30 teachers for the programme and the last date for nominations is 23rd July, 2014. The trip to Japan will start from October 28 to December 16 and will be divided into three batches.

Student nominations are to be made only from class IX to class XII. The Principals of the schools affiliated to CBSE has requested to nominate only one boy and one girl except soccer from each category and one teacher from their schools. Anyhow, the central government will have the final say about the selection as the trip will be organized under the aegis of the MHRD.  The maximum age limit for the teachers should be of a maximum age of 54 years.

Any further information related to the brochure of the programme has been made available at on the official website of the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

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