A vaccination card for children
The highlight of the day was meeting some of the Indian students that Catherine (Cat) had previously befriended in the canteen. These girls are studying airline ticketing (and airline hostessing) and are eager to practice their English with us. I've never heard of this kind of "major" in a college in the U.S. but it seems quite a popular option for girls on this campus.
The Rai Foundation has provided 70 girls complete scholarships and these group of girls were some of the lucky underpriviledged few to get them. Though some are from Bombay, a lot of the girls look very tan and asian (of tibetan descent) and are from the area called Ladakh in the most northern part of India. I was told I look Ladakhian. It's amazing that the blend between so many looks can occur under those that inhabit a single country. All of the Ladakhian girls come from farming families and they help with fieldwork when they go home for break (only 1 month in a year). Many are intensely religious and have brothers and sisters who are monks or nuns in the monasteries. Many highly respect and celebrate the Dalai Lama. After learning more about them and teaching one another helpful phrases from our respective languages we headed out into the night air (dinner takes place 8:30-9:00 pm here!).
The orange region is the area in which Ladakh is in, and the green dot represents Delhi.