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Chinese premier Wen visits Delhi school

delhi Updated: Dec 15, 2010 17:34 IST

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao arrived at the Tagore International School in New Delhi on Wednesday afternoon to interact with students and talk on Mandarin, Chinese culture and calligraphy.

The premier, who arrived on a three day visit to India earlier in the day, received a warm welcome by the students and teachers here.

"The school has been running an exchange programme with Jinyuan Senior High School in Shanghai the past four years. It's going to be a 30-minute talk on tai-chi, calligraphy, Mandarin pronunciation, yoga and Chinese culture," school principal Madhulika Sen told IANS.

"The visit will go beyond the realm of learning by strengthening the traditional ties between the people," Sen added.

The south Delhi school has been running exchange programmes, calligraphy and yoga classes through video-conference under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed with Jinyuan school, ranked amongst the best language schools in Shanghai, Sen said.

The school, named after poet-philosopher Rabindranath Tagore, was chosen for Wen's visit due to the enduring Chinese fascination with the Nobel laureate.