AIESEC Global Village 2015
Global Village is a multicultural event organised by AIESEC to introduce its new interns through presentations that give an insight to the cultures they belong to. This event plays a major role in encouraging students to join their organization and take up internships through them over the summer and winters. The popularity with which Global Village was received this year, was a testament to how great a job they are doing to make that happen.
Global Village, was held on the 29th and 30th of August this year at the Auditorium of the MIC Campus and at the KMC food court. We were greeted with loud music to which the organizing team were ‘jiving’; a tradition of the organisation where all the members perform a choreographed routine. The host explained that this was an ice breaker, a very reliable one too, as dance transcends all barriers of communications, and appeals to every one, in every corner of the world.
Vivek Menon and Aditya Sriram were the hosts for the evening and they did quite a good job engaging the crowd, encouraging interactions among those in attendance .
After introducing Global Village to the newbies, the interns were invited on stage for their presentations. The audience greeted the interns on stage enthusiastically, clapping and cheering as the interns introduced themselves. The venue boasted of a lively ambiance throughout the evening. Mr. Stefano, who teaches Italian at the Department of European Studies, talked briefly about his life. He stressed throughout his speech on how important it is to travel throughout the world and learn from various cultures to develop one’s personality.
Lorenia, from Mexico, took the stage after Mr. Stefano and talked about her own country and the languages they speak there. She seemed to have developed tremendous respect for the Indian culture and Indian food, but there was a definite sense of pride for her own country in every sentence that she spoke. She tried to show us a video she had prepared, which unfortunately could not be played due to technical difficulties. This took some points off preparedness for the organising committee.
There was another round of jiving to various songs, while students were allowed to visit stalls set up by the interns outside the auditorium. Each intern had prepared food native to their own country along with a set of scenic photos of the touristy places. There were French, German, Iranian, and Egyptian Stalls. They did a splendid job showcasing their cultures and answering any questions that the crowd had for them, which was well moderated.There were Egyptian dances by the interns after the jiving. They even invited a few people from the crowd to join them and taught them traditional moves. The audience was in for a surprise when the Burning Ice models walked down the stage to upbeat songs, all dressed up. There was loud cheering and clapping as each model strutted down the aisle.
After a fun and engaging evening, the president of AIESEC, Arnav Sachdev, talked about his experience as a president. He explained how well established AIESEC is all over the world and how many famous companies like Microsoft sponsor the organisation.The evening was rolled up with another round of jiving. The crowd had been trained so well through the evening no body skipped a beat.