Sunday, 24 November 2013

My visit to Bapu Ghat - Peace Truth Ahimsa Museum in Hyderabad

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

Main  Hall

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.

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