Francophonie week, 20 to 25 March 2012
20 - 25 March 2012
The Alliance française de Delhi and Embassy of France in India were pleased to invite you to celebrate the Francophonie week with them. This week fêted French, the first foreign language in India with more than one million learners.
You came in great number to join us to celebrate this beautiful language!
The Fête de la Francophonie was in full swing in various institutions of Delhi.
French also took the pride of place at the University of Delhi on Monday 19 March. Myriad events – cookery competition, songs, poetry recital and drama – punctuated this day of festivities.
JNU was also celebrating Fête de la Francophonie on Friday 23 March in the presence of Mr Robert, Deputy Director of the Institut Français de Delhi, and Ms Chantal Prost, Attaché for French Language Cooperation. JNU students staged the play “l’Ecole de Bouffon”, directed by Julie David, perform French songs, skits, dances and recite poetry. Their knowledge of Francophonie was tested through a quiz.
Students of JNU, DU, Jamia, AFD, CCU and Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan were able to exchange their points of view during a debate over “Toutes les Cultures se valent” (All cultures are equally good”). The festivities concluded with a French adaptation of a Bengali short story by a JNU student.
This was a festive event that will resonate with the accents of the French language, which is shared by more than 220 million speakers across seventy members of the International Francophonie Organisation.
To know more about the International Francophonie Organisation website:www.francophonie.org