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“Umang" - A Global festivals celebration program in India.

 

“India is the land of celebration where every 200 kilometers celebrates different festivals in their own style. Jammu & Kashmir to Kanyakumari the top to extreme down place of India have numbers of festivals round the year. If we take Gujarat for example, you will find all major festivals of India like Uttarayan (a Kite flying festival) in January, Holi (Festival of colors) in March, Rath Yatra (Associated with Lord Krishna) in July, Raksha Bandhan (Festival of Brother and Sister) in August, Krishna Janmashtmi (Birthday celebration of Lord Krishna) in September, Navratri (Dance festival of Nine nights) in October, Deepavali (Festival of lights) in November, Christmas in December. Vishvet Foundation has designed the program “Umang” (Happiness in Sanskrit language) for any age of people who want to participate in Indian festivals and want to become happiest person. Come – Participate – Exchange joy!”

 

Destination and Duration:  


Primary place of program execution is Ahmedabad, Gujarat state of India but on special request we can find out places other part of India as well.

This program will be held for two days to two weeks as per the festivals date.

 

Eligibility Criteria

 

  • Age: Strictly for 15 years and above students, school teacher, university student, university professor, staff members, artist and some other special category will be allowed by Vishvet foundation
  • You can come alone or small group of 2 – 5 members
  • Your profile and field of interest should be matched with our criteria
  • You should be willing to sign and abide by program’s code of conduct
  • Mature enough to travel and live alone
  • You should be able to communicate in English
  • Hold your travel cum medical insurance
  • No objection certificate of participation from parents, university, school or organization where you are working
  • Police clearance certificate from your local Police department
  • Genuine interest in the culture and education of India

 

Steps to Enroll

 

  • Register to our program by filling first inquiry form
  • Send us your filled application at least 10 weeks prior to participation date
  • All rights are reserved for final selection with Vishvet Foundation
  • Sign the mutual participation agreement between both parties
  • Payment of administration fee of US $ 100 (non refundable) per participant to Vishvet Foundation
  • We will start matching your requirement with all official work and will inform you time to time
  • Optional: Live with Indian host family and  have guide services
  • Payment of program fee and sign on the agreement
  • Program fee including lodging and boarding, transport etc will be depend on location and number of days of participation
  • We will have a pre arrival orientation via video conferencing if required
  • In between we will be here to solve your all queries
  • Support letter for tourist/student VISA if required

 

Program Description

 

  • Accommodation - Room and Board will be arranged by Vishvet Foundation as per your budget, daily food cost have to borne by yourself. We can find out the Indian host family and guide on your request.
  • Transport - Airport transport to/from nearest Airport and all internal transportation will be arranged by Vishvet Foundation
  • Support from Local coordinator - Orientation provided by Vishvet local coordinator, Support and supervision by Vishvet local coordinator, handling local query and city information as a guide
  • Volunteer work - Placement with an organization in the field of: Art/Culture, Animal welfare, Education, Health awareness etc on request during your stay


(Festival celebration place might be having entry fee to the venue so it will be borne by participant)

 

Activities

 

Vishvet Foundation will arrange following activities during your stay with us (all are optional and on your request only):

 

  • Education - One private and one public school visit to give presentation on your culture, Visit to two best worlds recognized Universities/Colleges, Teaching and Cultural exchange assignments by allocated organization
  • Health/Wellness - Visit to local community to see safe water and sanitation work progress by allocated Organization, Work with local community to aware them health regarding issues, Workshop on Indian ancient physical and mental exercise called Yoga and Pranayam
  • Art/Culture - Visit to Art galleries and museums of sculpture, painting, textile and vintage cars, Take participate in dance workshops and musical festivals, Visit to meet local handicraft crafts persons
  • Animal Welfare - Visit to Kankariya zoo in the city, Work with allocated Animal welfare organization in the field of bird and animal welfare
  • Entertainment - Welcome and Farewell get together with all participants, Visit to Movie theatre to watch Indian cinema, Shopping & fun at malls and local market of the city
  • Adventure - Take participate in one the below activity like mountain expedition, trekking, river rafting, paragliding, bird watching, jeep safari, rock climbing and eco tours
  • Historical place visit - City tour of all historical place of Ahmedabad with heritage walk
  • Sports -  Visit to sports club in the city, you will have cricket, football, basketball game with school/college students
  • Miscellaneous - Coffee with city Mayor/ State Assembly visit/ Meeting with social & cultural activist.

 

Benefits of program:

 

  • Indian and all states government are encouraging foreigners to participate in Indian festivals for increasing cross cultural human interchange.
  • Indian art and culture is so rich which will attract every student for learning.
  • Gujarat state is the place where all people coming together and celebrates different festivals.
  • State is very safe and well developed infrastructural.
  • City tour including historical monuments, heritage walk, science city and museums etc. will give you the insights of Indian rich culture.
  • Living with Indian host family will give you real experience which you will enjoy and never forget for life time.

 

 

Note: All rights are reserved with Vishvet foundation and will make customization in program according to your requirements. 

 

For program cost and schedule contact us.

 

 

Celebration is the key of happiness in life….Welcome and enjoy Indian festivals!

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