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3rd batch From India(University Student)
 
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Participant's Testimonials:
3rd batch From India(University Student)

1. We met some real heroes such as the owner of a company and the manager of a Hotel who have saved myriad lives

(Participating student)
 First of all, I feel extremely privileged that I have got the opportunity to learn about the indomitable spirit and courage of the Japanese people, the exotic culture of Japan, its mesmerizing natural beauty and unpatrolled warmth and hospitality of the Japanese people.
 After visiting the disaster affected areas, we felt very sorry for the people who had lost their loved ones, houses and livelihoods. But we were truly inspired by the optimistic attitude and strength of the Japanese people to face all odds with a smile on their faces. We were also happy to find that the young people are taking an active part in the reconstruction activities. We met some real heroes such as the owner of a company and the manager of a Hotel who have saved myriad lives.
 When we go back to our country, India, we would love to tell these inspiring stories to our friends, relatives and neighbors and encourage them to visit Japan to experience nature in its full bounty. We would create a travel log where we would talk about certain fascinating places and activities that we have experienced such as calligraphy, making folk crafts (seaweeds), fishing, making folk craft (cocoon) etc. We would also want to tell them that Japan is completely safe and there is no need to worry about radiations.
 We would love to visit Japan again and hope to see a new Japan where is even more beautiful than the Japan which existed before March 11, 2011. The Sun Shall Rise Again!

2. They do not complaint about mother nature but they say that the twin effects have taught them to remain united in tough times
(Participating student)
 After visiting Japan post the Great East Japan Earthquake, I have truly gained in depth knowledge about the twin effects of earthquake and tsunami of 3.11. It has changed the lives of not only people but also the destiny of landscapes. However after visiting the affected areas I have learnt about the never say die attitude of the citizens though the GEJE has left deepest scars in the hearts and mind. But in spite of all the damages, the people still refuse to leave their homelands.
 They do not complaint about mother nature but they say that the twin effects have taught them to remain united in tough times which have strongly intensified the bond.
 After returning I would like to spread awareness to my community in terms of disaster precaution and prevention. I could also like to show the natural beauty, landscape and folk arts of Japan. To my surprise in spite of having a big communication gap, the warmth and hospitality of the people has touched my heart. Lastly the organizing power, hard-working attitude, kindness and patience is what I am taking back home with me.

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