‘Gandhi for All’- 10th Workshop in the series - Workshop at Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh for the students of 'Prem Mahavidyalaya: 12th September 2019
On the 12th of September 2019 the 10th in the series of the Gandhi for All workshop was organized to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation. As per the guiding principle of the workshop series - which is to reach out to different regions and target audiences, this particular workshop was conducted at Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh and was organized for the students of Prem Mahavidyalaya.
Located on the bank of river Yamuna, Prem Mahavidyalaya resonates the bustle of Indian freedom-movement. The rational behind choosing this school as the venue was to make the students of the school aware of the importance of their school as this was the place where Mahatma Gandhi resided in April 1915. This is the only survived building among the three buildings he then visited at Vrindavan. Legends tells that it was the prime center for many freedom fighters to take refuge at this building. So for this special series of educational and outreach workshop- 'Gandhi for All', this building holds a great deal of significance because of its close association with Mahatma Gandhi himself.
The unique feature of this particular workshop was to cater to this particular group of students so as the cultural legacy and teachings of Gandhiji could find resonance in the holistic training they receive there, and for them to understand and serve their societies better.
Gandhiji’s teachings on the importance cleanliness/hygiene, environmental conservation, education, self-reliance and village development were particularly relevant for this workshop. Moreover, as the workshop-series is aimed towards action-oriented research, this particular workshop was significant towards preparation of a model about the methods and tools of making museums meaningful for these students.
The workshop was conducted by Ms. Huma Khan, Mr. Anand Hari and Mr. Sushant Bharti, Research Assistants of the department under the supervision and guidance of Prof. Manvi Seth, HoD, Museology and Dean NMI. A total number of 30 Students participated in the workshop.
The components of the workshop Included:
- Story-telling Session
- Photo Exhibition
- Discovery Trunk and Hands on Experience
- Object- Related Activities
- Painting Activity with the Theme- 'Environment Conservation
- Demonstration of commemorative stamps, currency notes and coins issued on the 100th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi