Tuesday, April 5, 2016

           HERITAGE WALK

On 4th December 2015, we went for a heritage walk to the Jama Masjid, Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, Kashmere Gate, St. James Church, Jain temple(also known as Lal Mandir) and Gauri Shankar, accompanied by Ms. Sunita Saini and Ms. Seema Lal.

 The first place we visited was St. James Church built by British Colonel James Skinner in 1836. Here,we were told that it is one of the oldest churches in the city.Inside it was the tomb of Thomas Metcalf, who lived in Delhi and served as Agent to Governor General of India and a Commissioner.

Next place of our walk was Kashmere Gate.Here,students were briefed by Ms.Sunita Saini and Ms.Seema Lal about it's historical facts, architectural style, how it was useful to military people and how it became one of the m ost important place in the history of India.

Ms. Sunita Saini and Ms. Seema Lal briefing the students about the Kashmere Gate.

Next comes Jama Masjid,built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.It is the largest and the best known mosque in India.We were given information about how the mosque was constructed and about it's religious significance for Muslims.After the talk ended, we took glimpse of the big mosque and clicked photographs.


 After spending quality time at Jama Masjid,we ended our trip with visiting Gurudwara Sis Ganj and Lal Mandir. Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib is one of the nine historical gurudwaras in Delhi and Lal Mandir is the oldest and best-known Jain Temple in Delhi.

Ritika, Sumedha and Ananya posing with Ms. Sunita Saini at the end of the trip.

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