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Trip to National Museum VI-VII

‘A society without the knowledge of its past history, origin, and culture is like a tree without its roots.’

Keeping this in mind, DPSG, Sushant Lok organized an educational trip for the students of classes VI and VII to the premier museum of India: National Museum in New Delhi on 19th April 2017.  A team of thirty-two students visited the museum, which was established at Rashtrapati Bhawan on 15th August 1949 and the present building was opened on 18th December 1960.

The students were guided by Mr. Abhishek Sharma at the museum.  Students discovered the various aspects of the Harappan Civilization, their town planning, rainwater harvesting system and sewage system which has its relevance even today.  

Later, the students had an insight into the collection of pottery, seals, tablets, weights and measures, jewelry, terracotta figurines, and toys.  The students got engrossed into the artifacts of the Stone Age where they could understand the transformation in weapons from Old Stone Age to New Stone Age.  

An added attraction at the museum was Buddhist Art Gallery which exhibited the relics, paintings, and pagodas of Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Śhakyamuni Buddha, or simply the Buddha.  

The miniature paintings of the Mughal Era excited the students a lot.  It was a learning experience for the students; they explored the journey of the coins from the barter system to Diorama to the minting of coins.  The last segment was the visit to the Arm and armor section wherein students witnessed the real sword of Tipu Sultan, arms, and ammunition of various periods of history.  

Students enjoyed a lot and found the visit to be informative and related it to their learning of History.