Heritage Walk (NARANPURA)

On 19th November, Saturday, Our school went for the Heritage walk at DHAL NI POL NO VARSO which was organized by CEE (Centre for Environment Education) and MHT (Mahila Housing Trust). 10 students from Std. 6 to 8 were selected who went for this walk along with a teacher.

     The students learnt a lot about the heritage properties of Old Ahmedabad and even they learnt many new terms and their meanings which will help them in their future learning. They saw various houses which can’t be seen in the modern architecture. The houses were made with the fusion of Indian, Islamic and British architecture.

Heritage walk of the Pol started with “Haldiwalo Khancho” – an area where there were many house. We visited Damodhar house which to our utter surprise was made of coal and not concrete!!The house was built almost 300 years ago and even today it is as it is!!

Next we saw a “Well” built way back in 1912 to fetch water for the inhabitants.

We saw  a Hanuman Temple and ,it is said that even during flood like situations, the water never rises above the feet of Hanumanji . We also saw a “Chabutra” where we kept water and food for the birds.

Right along with journey through various houses, we could see rich heritage and culture of  our city.

The students even learnt  and saw how block paintings and patch work  was done. This was evident on the purses, Kurti’s that were made by the residents of the pol and were on display and sale.

We also had fun with various activities like doing block painting on paper, playing with the “lakhodi’s or Glass pebbles”, etc. Even they made the design of tiles with the help of butter paper.

All in all it was  truly a mesmerizing experience which they will cherish for years to come.

Students  really enjoyed a lot  and would like to  be the part of such Heritage walk in future also.

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