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Students of architecture from Israel praise Chandigarh's beauty

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Young students from Israel, who are visiting various parts of the country on a study tour, were bowled over by architectural designs of various buildings in the city, which was designed by Swiss-born French

The group of nearly 15 students, most of them in their early 20s, arrived in Chandigarh yesterday night.

The students said they are pursuing various courses at Institute of Technology in city.

Accompanied in the city by and during their visit led by Ralhy Jhirad, and Managing Trustee, Heritage Museum and Genealogical Research Center, the students were taken around the city today.

They visited the in the morning and even watched the ongoing budget session's proceedings for a brief period.

The group also visited the Secretariat and the buildings, besides places of tourist interest.

"Chandigarh has been hailed as a marvel of modern and we had heard so much about this city designed by It is a well planned city, it is beautiful and we were fascinated by the architecture of some of the buildings here including the Assembly complex, the Secretariat and the High Court," Keren Benhilell, PhD student of architecture at Technion, told

"We have been to Delhi, Mumbai, Agra, Shimla and now we are in Chandigarh. We will also visit and We also saw many monuments in the cities we visited. We saw many temples, mosques and tombs, apartments as well," she said.

Jhirad said the students of architecture have come to study architecture in and are collaborating with Indian schools of architecture.

"We are very lucky that this collaboration is being welcomed by the and is in line with the agenda of All the states wherever we are going, we are being welcomed very warmly. This is a great opportunity to enhance this people-to-people, student-to-student collaboration," he said.

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 21:55 IST