Foreign students in Haridwar to explore Indian culture

Foreign students in Haridwar to explore Indian cultureDEHRADUN: A 36-member group of young men and women from ten countries is in Haridwar on a study tour to explore Indian culture.

The group will stay for five days as part of the tour being held under the aegis of Indian Council for Cultural Relations and the Dev Sanskriti Vishva Vidyalaya (DSVV).

On first day of the tour, the group from Yemen, Namibia, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Mangolia, South Korea, Nepal, Bangladesh and Mauritius met spiritual head of Gayatri Parivar and DSVV Chancellor Pranav Pandya who explained them about the significance of Ganga Dusshehra, celebrated yesterday in Haridwar with lakhs of devotees taking a holy dip in the river, according to a press release.

According to legend, holy river Ganga descended on earth from the tresses of Lord Shiva on the day of Ganga Dusshehra.–PTI

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