VISIT TO HUMAYUN`S TOMB, NIZAMUDDIN
Heritage club of Red Roses Public School, Saket organized an educational visit to Humayun’s Tomb on November 27, 2018. One hundred and thirty two students and six teachers visited the famous mausoleum.
The students were from the classes IX and XI(humanities).The place is spread out in approximately 28 acres of land. Most of the area is covered with green lawns with the tomb at its centre.It was constructed in the 16th century by emperor Humayun`s wife Hamida banu Begum with the help of a persian architect named Mirak Mirza ghiyath. This is also a UNESCO site. It is the first garden tomb in the Indian subcontinent. It is said that emperor Humayun himself chose this site as his final resting place because of presence of the shrine of Nizammuddin Aulia nearby.
It is also unique in its architecture as it is octagonal from outside and square from inside.it has several other monuments like Nila gumbad, Bu Halima etc. The students were told about its history. They were also told about its architectural features like Domes, archs and quranic verses which are unique to Mughal style of architecture. The place has almost 150 tombs in the complex. The teacher along with the students tried to differentiate between tombs of males and females. Some students who could read Arabic tried to read the verses written on walls and tombs. The students took keen interest in the surroundings, history architecture. They were also fascinated by the fact that this tomb was the source of inspiration for the famous Taj Mahal in Agra. This was indeed a very educational trip where both the teachers and students learnt a lot. We all are looking forward to more such trips.
Visit to National Museum
The Heritage Club of Red Roses Public School, Saket organized an educational visit to the National Museum on 28th November, 2018. One hundred and twenty two students of class VI, accompanied by five teachers visited the famous museum.
Three guides were provided who divided the students into 3 groups and facilitated the entire visit. Students got valuable insight and knowledge about the Harappa civilization. They came to know that people of this civilization believe in principle of ' Life after death '. They also saw remains of human body and its valuables buried along with her. The most interesting sight was of an intricately carved original elephant ivory tusk.
They got to know about the explicit planning of drainage system, water harvesting done during those ages. Along with this they also got information about how barter system worked and how coins were made during ancient times. They also saw the musical instruments that were played in ancient civilizations. Tanjore and Mysore paintings were in display and were remarkable to look at. Ancient dresses worn by north eastern tribes also were in display which was truly magnificent. Students were lucky enough to get a glimpse of Lord Buddha relics. The visit was a knowledgeable and full of excitement for students as well as teachers.
Visit to Safdarjang Tomb
On 27th November 2018, two hundred and five students of class VII and VIII, accompanied by eight teachers visited Safdarjang tomb for an educational trip, organized by Heritage Club of Red Roses Public School, Saket.
The Students were excited and enthusiastic about this trip. On their visit, the teacher shared all the possible facts related to history and architecture of the monument.
The mausoleum is made entirely of red sandstone and marble. The structure was constructed in 1754 by Nawab Shujaud Daula. Students were amazed to learn and understand various facts associated with Indian history. This educational trip was a great platform for students to learn and enjoy, the facts related to the monument.
All the students insisted for more such educational trips in time ahead, as it gives an understand of things in better way and they were able to relate their classroom teachings with it.