The French Olympiad was launched at the beautiful grounds of French Embassy’s cultural section on 5th October 2012.
Apart from many principals, vice principals, French Teachers & language trainers the event was graced by Mr. Max Claudet,Counsellor for culture & cooperation, Mrs Chantal Prost, Attachee for cooperation in French language, Mr.Daniel Rignault, Attachee for cooperation in Education and Mr. Jatinder Singh, Chef du secteur adjoint.
Mr.Claudet welcomed all the representatives of different schools and described how the present cultural center on whose lawns the “French Olympiad” is being launched was the location of French Embassy before it moved to bigger place in Chanakyapuri area of New Delhi. Mr, Claudet explained the reason of launching French Olympiad and the importance of people to people contact especially at an young age between the children of the two countries.
The best part of French Olympiad is that it is based on general knowledge on French culture, civilization, arts and sciences. Hence, the paper has been kept in English for wider participation for students.
Another feature of this 1st French Olympiad is that it will be offered across India from class V to class X.
Many students learning French have great command over the language but are unable to bear the cost of a stay in France. By participating in the French Olympiad the best students learning French in schools will get an opportunity to experience France free of cost. Three best students from across India will be sent for an educational trip to France organized by Education & Beyond India Pvt. Ltd an enterprise managed by Mr.Dinesh Aggarwal & Team.
The event was a total success and those who per-registered their school for the French Olympiad got a special memento from Mr. Max Claudet.
The last date for school to register is 25th Oct.2012.
The fee per candidate is Rs.250/- ( two hundred & fifty only ) and a school must register at least 50 candidates before 25th Oct. after which there will be an exam in 1st week of November 2012. The exam will be conducted in consultation with the school’s management.
Following are some of the pictures which are a treat to watch :