Teachers Day Out in the Lap of the Nature
The staff of Christ College were taken on a surprise visit to Ramgarh on 4 February 2021. The staff members were thrilled to visit and witness the scenic beauty of the place. The place was very refreshing after a hard days work. Everyone enjoyed the day and asked for more such visits. The caves and temple in the hillock, the reservoir and dam, the greenery of the forest etc, were enchanting. Everyone discovered selfie spots and clicked photos to ones hearts contentment.
Visit to Ramgarh
Staff along witth thestudents of Christ College made a short visit to Ramgarh which is behind Yeshu Ashram Paderiya, on 8th March 2022. The staff of Christ College were taken on a surprise visit to Ramgarh on 4th February 2021. The staff members were thrilled to visit and experience the scenic beauty of the place. The place was very refreshing after a hard days work. Everyone enjoyed the day and asked for more such visits. The caves and temple in the hillock, the reservoir and dam, the greenery of the forest etc, were enchanting. Everyone discovered selfie spots and clicked photos to ones hearts contentment. The Coordinator of the program was Dr. Pallavi Shrivastava.
Educational Tour to Bhojpur and Bhimbetka
The Department of History of Christ College organized a one-day educational tour to Bhojpur and Bhimbetka on 27 February 2021. The students from all the courses were taken for the tour. The first destination of the trip was Bhojpur. Bhojpur is situated on the Betwa River, 28 km from Bhopal, the state capital of Madhya Pradesh. The site is located on sandstone ridges typical of central India, next to a deep gorge through which the Betwa River flows. We then moved to
Bhimbetka in the afternoon. The weather was pleasant. A huge crowd was there including foreigners. Adorned with pre historic caves, paintings and geometric designs, over 500 rock shelters out of the total of 750 are precious connections to our past. Due to their historical importance, the Bhimbetka rock shelters and caves were declared a World Heritage Site in the year 2003. From the ruins, it appeared the Bhimbetka caves were well planned. There are around 750 total caves in the region which comprises mainly of Teak wood & Sal trees. These rock shelters have a large number of paintings. The colours used are vegetable colours which have endured the impact of time as these paintings are generally made inside the nooks & niches of rocks. In most paintings red & white pigments are used.
These paintings mainly comprise of figures of animals like antelopes, elephants, buffaloes, lizards etc. Other paintings showed various community activities like dance, religious ceremonies & hunting scenes including animal fight scenes. Apart from the paintings there are various rocks in the region which are in shape of various animals like turtle, lion, bird etc. Students saw the various types of rock formations, structures and karst topography. Mr. Shivaji Rai, Assistant Professor, Department of History introduced the historical and archaeological perspectives of these place. His guidance added a great deal to the students knowledge of historical background and acquainted them better with the rich heritage of Central India. 37 students along with the staff members and members of the administration went for the tour. This visit was very informative and interactive. We spent the whole day looking at the wonders of this historical place. Indeed, it was a memorable visit which we enjoyed thoroughly. It will linger on in our memory for a long time.
A Funfilled Educational Tour
Christ College organized a picnic cum educational tour for the students and staff of the college on 18 December 2021. The students were taken to Sanchi and Halali dam. The purpose of the trip was to impart fun filled education. Our first halt was at the Tropic of Cancer marked on the road. The teachers explained the geographical importance of the 23 ½ degree North Tropic on the globe. The Tropic of Cancer passes through the middle of India as well as the state of Madhya Pradesh. It was also explained to the students how to locate a place on the globe on the basis of the degrees of longitudes and latitudes.
At a distance of 40 km from Bhopal, Halali Dam is a manmade reservoir located at Khoha village in Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the famous picnic spots near Bhopal, and among the best places to visit in Bhopal. Also known as Samrat Ashok Sagar Project, Halali Dam was constructed in 1973 across Halali River, a tributary of the Betwa river. The dam is 945 m long with a maximum height of 29.57 m above the foundation level. With a catchment area of around 699 sq. km, the colossal dam is quite popular among the locals of Bhopal as an excellent spot for picnics and boat rides.
Students and teachers took boat ride and had lots of fun filled activities. Students enjoyed the slides and swings, played dumb charads and badminton and danced to the contentment of our hearts. After lunch we moved towards Sanchi. Sanchi is a Buddhist complex, famous for its Great Stupa, on a hilltop near Sanchi Town in Raisen District of the State of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is located at 46 kilometres north-east of Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh.
The Great Stupa at Sanchi is one of the oldest stone structures in India, and an important monument of Indian History and Architecture. Here the students were educated about the historical perspective of Sanchi. Mr. Shivaji Rai, Assistant Professor, department of history, narrated several stories and historical facts about Sanchi. Students were seen enjoying the learning and sight seeing together. They got real life experience and learnt the historical, social and political facts about Sanchi and its surroundings. Overall it was a funfilled great learning experience for everyone. The Coordinator of the program was Dr. Pallavi Shrivastava and the students in charges were Mr. Royce Paul and Mr. Arpit from B.A. department. Everyone felt the joy of learning outside the classroom as history came alive in front of us on those monuments and the stone structures of the past. We came home extra refreshed and re-energized.