Gandhi For All - 14th Workshop in the series - Workshop at Shri Swaminarayan International School, Navsari, Gujarat - 25th September, 2019
Department of Museology, NMI organized a workshop for the students of Shri Swaminarayan International School, Navsari Gujarat on 25th September 2019 to commemorate 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Navsari village is located in the vicinity of Dandi, the place where Gandhiji successfully led the Salt Satyagraha against the oppressive salt tax. Navsari holds an important place in the history of Indian freedom movement as it was one of the places which Gandhiji crossed as a part of the salt march, gathering a stream of followers along the way. The workshop aimed at disseminating Gandhiji's ideology of non-violence, self –reliance, his ideas on education, cleanliness and village development. The workshop on Gandhiji's life and philosophy acts as a medium through which people can understand the relevance of museums today and their roles as memory keepers.
The workshop was organized under the guidance of Prof. (Dr) Manvi Seth, HoD, Museology and Dean, NMI by Research Assistants, Huma Khan, Sushant Bharti and Sakshi Kukreti.
The workshop entailed the following:
- Story-telling session
- Photo Exhibition
- Discovery trunk and hands on experience
- Object related activities
- Clay modeling, using locally available material (cow dung and mud) for making objects symbolizing Gandhiji's life and philosophy.