Bharat Mera Ghar tour ends at Guwahati
Itanagar, November 15: Bharat Mera Ghar , a tour programme organized for teachers from Arunachal Pradesh successfully concluded at Guwahati on 8th November, 2013.
As a part of National Integration programme, every year such a tour is organized for brothers and sisters of Arunachal Pradesh to other states and experience all-round development of the states under Bharat Mera Ghar (BMG).
This year BMG is organized especially for the teachers to study various educational experiments being conducted in Maharashtra. A group of 23 teachers from 9 districts of Arunachal Pradesh visited Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur from 28th October to 8th November, 2013. The group first reached Mumbai where they were received with a warm welcome from Mumbaikars. The group visited Elephanta caves, Pagoda, Gateway of India and Juhu beach.
The teachers visited Keshav Srushti where they learnt about medicinal plants, what type of projects the students used to work on. At Pune, a training programme was organized at Jnana Prabodhini, the famous institute honing the skills of talented children. Sessions on Geography and History helped the group to clear the basic concepts as well as various tools and methodologies which should be used by taking benefits of local surroundings.
Heritage walk, a morning walk in Central Pune conducted by Mohan Shete brought back the live memories of freedom fighters like Veer Savarkar, Lokmanya Tilak, Chaphekar brothers, and Rajguru by visiting their residences. At ’Itihas Samshodhan Mandal’, the teachers recognized the importance of keeping History in written form. The group also trained in play-way methods, child psychology in Jnana Prabodhini. The group gained an advantage of sharing and discussing ‘Educational Scenario’ in Arunachal Pradesh for 3 days with Vishwas Lapalkar and Vivek Ponkshe.
Lastly, the group visited the RSS headquarters, Nagpur where they were taken to the birthplace of Dr. Keshav Hedgewar, the founder of RSS. The group also visited social projects run by RSS and its sister organizations like Hedgewar Blood Bank, Goshala Prakalp, Vivekananda Hospital run at tribal belt in Maharashtra.
By seeing the Goshala Prakalp, the group came to know the number of medicinal uses of Gomutra as well as why our culture believe cow as ‘Gomata’. The group also visited ‘Dikshbhumi ‘where they saw the photo gallery of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar.
Each teacher went to different houses for lunch to celebrate Diwali Festival at Pune and Nagpur. In all, the group observed that the tour was educative, entertaining, experiencing oneness and unity of all Indians.