Delfites Kartik Kumar, Anvay Sharma, Aman Chopra and Kushagra Mittal of DLF Public School were among 20 winners of Raggabund German Video Making competition, organised by Goethe Institute, Max Mueller Bhawan, New Delhi. This foursome were rewarded with a paid, week-long trip to Sri Lanka to attend the Regional German Language Youth Camp, 2018 held at the Centauria Lake Resort in Embilipitiya, Sri Lanka where over 100 students from the sub-continent had assembled.
The DLF Public School students underwent a ‘Stop-Motion’ workshop conducted by Raphael Di Canio, a teacher from Germany, where various photography tricks, DSLR camera functions and techniques of Light Painting were taught.
‘At the camp, not only were we exposed to exciting photographic skills, but also enjoyed other experiences such as a walk up to Little Adam Peak, exploring a small laid back town Ella surrounded by beautiful green tea plantations, beating the heat at Ravana Falls, and we also created beautiful bonds with our peers from different countries to make lifelong friends. This was a great chance for us to know about the culture of people residing in different parts of the world. What made this trip most memorable was the fact that we earned it!’ exulted the enthusiastic quartet, Kartik, Anvay, Aman and Kushagra.
Reminisced Preeti Shah of Goethe Institute, Max Mueller Bhawan, New Delhi, ‘I enjoyed every bit of the camp as Project Manager. All the children were so accommodating and enthusiastic. They gelled so well with each other despite their cultural differences that at times I had to even carry out midnight raids to force children to sleep! The trickiest part was handling eager parents who wanted to know about every moment,’ she chuckled.