Student Exchange students of IIM Lucknow walk the ramp at Jashn of Varchasva 2012

 | October 08,2012 04:59 pm IST

Jashn, the fashion parade, was one of the key attractions on IIM Lucknows annual sports and cultural extravaganza Varchasva 2012. The foreign exchange students were visibly excited to be donning colourful traditional Indian dresses, and showed off some cool style statements and fancy Bollywood moves.

One of them even pulled off Usain Bolts signature celebration move with aplomb. And they absolutely loved the thunderous applause from the capacity crowd assembled there. The event was covered by MTV and few of the exchange students even gave interviews on TV.

Rajdeep, member of The Student Exchange (STEX) Committee, says: The exchange students were quite nervous and apprehensive at present, but some pep talk and the huge crowd gathering and scale of Varchasvas events helped them make up their mind. The girls just loved dressing up in sarees, says Nikita of STEX Committee.

It felt like being back home in Milano, exclaims Luca Di Dorotea of Bocconi University, Milan. The crowd was amazing, beams Brice of Reims Management School, France.

This year IIM Lucknow plays host to 11 exchange students from 5 universities from France, Belgium, Denmark, Italy and Switzerland. They are here for a term of about 3 months from mid-September to mid-December.

Apart from the academic learning, the students are also excited about experiencing the rich and varied culture of India and are looking forward to their time here as a glimpse into the celebration of Incredible India.