Indian Consul General Visits ISR to Increase Cooperation with the School

Thursday, 14 March 2019

The Indian Consul General in Germany, Pratibha Parkar, visited ISR International School on the Rhine in Neuss on Tuesday, 12.03.2019.

The consul, accompanied by Mridula Singh, Education Officer & Social Secretary to Consul General, came from Frankfurt to the Rhineland to get to know the Indian community at ISR, which is now one of the largest country groups at the school.

“I am glad that my compatriots here feel so welcome at ISR and are now so strongly repre-sented.”, Pratibha Parkar emphasizes: “And now that I have visited the school and learned about the academic program at ISR, I have gained an understanding of our students and parents expe-riences at the school.” Consulate General Pratibha Parkar, who has served as a diplomat in vari-ous parts of the world since 2000, was welcomed by the children of the Indian community, their parents, and representatives of ISR’s Management Team. ISR’s Kindergarten children made a wel-come poster for the Consul General.

“As an international school, it is very important to us that international families from different cultures stay in regular contact with their diplomatic representatives,” emphasizes Peter Soliman, Managing Partner of ISR. “We, too, as a school, appreciate the exchange and are delighted that the Consul General has taken the time today to meet with our Indian community and the school.”

During the meeting, the group discussed various ways in which a cooperation between the school and the Consul General can be intensified. In addition, the Indian parents reported on their personal experiences at the school and in Germany.Seite 2 von 2

“This type of exchange is essential for us as a school and gives the different cultures represented at the school the feeling of appreciation for their home country”, emphasizes Eileen Lyons, School Director at ISR. “We are pleased that the talks were so positive today as we continue to learn from parents and their consular representatives what is important for the families. Despite more than 41 nationalities at ISR and our decades of experience, we always looking for opportu-nities to learn more and grow in our understanding of other cultures.”

In addition to the visit of the Indian Consul General, ISR has also recently welcomed the Turkish Consul-General, Şule Gürel, and the Japanese Vice-Consul, Shinsuke Toda.