BELGIUM STUDENTS’ STUDY TOUR: January 26 – February 02, 2018

Around 20 students of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Leuven University, Belgium under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Bert Broeckaert and Fr. Amal raj arrived at Nav Sadhana on Jan. 26, 2018 to have personal experience and insight into the Indian religions and culture as well as to have contact with Indian people. They had lectures on Varanasi and Hinduism, Bhuddhism and Jainism as practiced by the people of Varanasi. They had lectures also on Christianity how the Church works amidst the various religious people in the diocese of Varanasi. They visited various temples in Varanasi and Ganga Ghats, Sarnath Temples and historical sights. They also paid a visit to the Nav Vani School and St. Mary’s Hospital as well as DARE institution for the street children. Some days they had yoga and dance classes. They witnessed to the cultural programme of the Nav Sadhana Kala Kendra. The social service, music, dance and art fascinated them. They were grateful to the Director, staff and students of Nav Sadhana for the amity and comity, fellowship and friendship of the staff and students at Nav Sadhana. They left Nav Sadhana for Gaya, Bihar for further exploration of India. They returned with happy memories of Nav Sadhana.

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