Visit of IMBH Students to Gandhi Smriti - Report

A special educational trip to Gandhi Smiriti was organised for IMBH students on October 11, 2013 by the Department of Physical Education The visit was coordinated by Dr. Mamta Sahrawat with the support of Dr. Poonam Sahrawat. About sixty five students traveled to the Gandhi Smiriti located at 5, Tees January Marg in New Delhi using the college buses. The main objective of the visit was to provide an opportunity for the students to develop an emotional connection with the life and values of Gandhiji.

Students were taken first to the martyr’s column, which stands at the very same spot where the father of the nation was assassinated on January 30, 1948. It was a touching moment for the students remembering the martyrdom of Mahatma Gandhi and the sacrifices he had made during the long struggle for India’s freedom. Students also visited the room where Mahatma Gandhi lived as well as the the prayer ground where he used to hold a mass congregations every evening.

Visiting the memorial was a multidimensional experience for the students, The visual simplicity of the memorial was a true testimony to the simple living and high thinking lifestyle of Gandhiji. Excerpts from the writings of Gandhiji demonstrated the high values that he not only stood for but also practiced in real life. The whole ambiance at the smiriti evoked a true sense of service to humanity, which Gandhiji had adopted as a way of life.

Students were taken around the smiriti by well informed guides, who explained the significance of the various exhibits that the students saw at the smiriti all those aspects by performing the activities with the help of guides.

Students also visited the museum displaying photographs, sculptures, frescoes, inscriptions on rocks and relics pertaining to the years Mahatma Gandhi spent at this place, which was earlier known as 'Birla House'. which was really wonderful experience for the students of our college. The entire visit gave students insights in to the life and teachings gandhiji whose simple message to people was “My life is my message.”