Students from Shanghai Jinyuan Senior High School and its sister school in India, Tagore International School, marked the 160th anniversary of the birth of the great Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore, by reciting his poems online yesterday.
Students from Shanghai Jinyuan Senior Middle School and Tagore International School recited Tagore’s poems, presenting the rich connotation of his poetry through various interpretations such as recitation, dancing, singing and RAP.
Shanghai Jinyuan Senior High School and Tagore International School established sister school relationship in 2008, with the assistance of the Shanghai People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.
“The two schools have been carrying out distance teaching courses twice a week for more than ten years, and have carried out more than 500 online courses. The teachers of Tagore School have taught Jinyuan Senior Middle School students yoga and Indian rock painting, while our teachers teach Indian students Tai Chi and calligraphy,” Ji Hongxu, principal of Shanghai Jinyuan Senior High School, said.
“Although separated by a distance of more than 4,000 kilometers, thousands of students in the two schools have benefited from the distance teaching. The hearts of the teachers and students in the two schools are getting closer and the friendship is deepening with the exchanges.”
Nobel laureate Tagore visited Shanghai several times in the early years of the 20th century. His great works include the famous poem Stray Birds.