An exhibition of drawings "Belarus through the eyes of Indian students" was held at the department of Belarusian and Russian languages of Belarusian State Medical University. It was organized by the tutors of the Indian community of Belarusian State Medical University, teachers Irina Tiwari, Yulia Makhnach and Daria Petrovskaya. The exposition is a free interpretation of students' views on Belarus.
In addition to visual performance, the authors of the works expressed their opinion about our country.
Deep Patel, 1st year student:
- There are a lot of beautiful plants, animals and birds in Belarus. Most of all I liked the bird that is the symbol of Belarus - the stork. I also added several inscriptions in Russian and Hindi to the drawing. These words convey the attitude of Belarusians towards foreigners: friendliness and respect for foreign culture.
Nitish Lohar, 2nd year student:
I like studying in Belarus, I have been living here for the second year. My favorite subject is anatomy, which I tried to reflect in my drawing: there are two worlds, one you see and the other you feel.
Krishna Kalodia, 1st year student:
- I portrayed Lord Shiva - one of the main deities of Hinduism. I think Shiva helped me come to the wonderful country of Belarus, where I had the opportunity to become a doctor. It is very difficult to study, but I pray to Shiva, and he helps me.
Kesha Malavia and Hetviben Kantrodia, 1st year students:
When I was looking at photographs of Belarus at home, I could not even imagine what a beautiful country it really is, what nice people here, what a diverse and interesting nature. My friend and I had great pleasure walking around Minsk and making our photo collage! We hope that we managed to convey all the beauty of the city in which we now live and study!
... By the way, we note that everyone was interested to know how the Indians see Belarus. For several weeks, the drawings attracted the interested views of the teachers and students of the Belarusian State Medical University.
Author: Irina Tiwari, Yulia Makhnach and Daria Petrovskaya, tutors of the Indian community of Belarusian State Medical University;
Photo is provided by the authors;
Translation: Anastasiya Karnacheva.