|With my Class teacher Mrs.Sumedha Arya|
We visited the Bapu Ghat as part of the field trip from school on Nov 15th, 2013. It is located in Langar Houz near Mehdipatnam, Hyderabad.
Bapu Ghat is a historic "Peace Truth Ahimsa museum", located on the banks of River Musi where Gandhiji's ashes were immersed on 12th February 1948.
We all stared from our school at 8:30 am and throughout our journey we were gossiping, listening to music, singing etc. We reached Bapu Ghat by 10:00 am.
|With my Social Studies teacher Mrs. Shobha & |
my best friend Vaishnavi & Bhavani
We were warmly welcomed by the volunteers. We began our visit by singing a song dedicated to Gandhiji. Then each one of were given a photograph related to Gandhiji's life and were asked to find the picture in the collage consisting of 400 photographs.
The first 41 children who identified the photos were taken into a digital room, where we could learn and know everything about Gandhiji's life. I read hand written letters by Gandhiji on an I pad.We were also shown 4 documentaries about Gandhiji. We also saw a private collection of Gandhiji's memorabilia.
|With my friend Shruthi|
We were taken into a room where a Harley Davidson Motorbike was kept on display. It is called the Ahimsa Harley which has signatures of 900 students from 26 countries as a symbol to announce that Gandhiji has arrived in this 21st century. The students pledged their support by signing on the black Harley Davidson and turning it white as a symbol of Ahimsa.
|Cover of Time magazine 1930|
Around 1:30pm we were taken to the dining hall for a sumptuous Gujarati lunch.
While returning, we were given a book about Gandhiji titled Peace Truth and Ahimsa, a photobiography written by Birad Rajaram Yajnik.
I enjoyed this trip and learned facts about our Father of the Nation.