Students, accompanied by a group of teachers from the Temasek Junior College, Singapore, visited Birla Vidya Niketan on November 23, 2011. They were welcomed by the principal, Desmond D' Monte, and the members of the student council. They attended the assembly, and a cultural programme was put up on their behalf. The school choir sang a song based on the universal theme of friendship across borders. Students of the middle school presented a dance — a fusion of tradition and modernity. It was followed by a presentation of Tagore's Upagupta with the universal theme of compassion, which binds humankind.