Activity : Heritage Walk to Rahim Khane Khana and Humayun's Tomb
The students of Bhatnagar International School were taken for a heritage walk as a part of the Celebration of Heritage Week to Rahim Khane Khana and Humayun's Tomb which is in Nizamuddin East. The beautiful square tomb of Mirza Abdul Rahim Khane khana is built of red sandstone and grey Delhi quartzite interspersed by marble and is an epitome of striking symmetry and craftsmanship. The students learned that Rahim Khane Khana served both Akbar and Jahangir and wrote several couplets in Hindi under the familiar name of "Rahim". He built this tomb for his wife when she passed away in AD 1598. The students enjoyed a walk in the large garden around the tomb which is like a city getaway. They learnt about the architecture of those times.
The students were then taken to Humayun?s Tomb, one of the hot spots for visitors in the capital. Humayun's Tomb is listed as one among the fifteen heritage sites in India. The students learnt that it is a Taj Mahal like structure, minus the marbles of the Taj. The edifice is flanked on all sides by gardens. The students were shown the tomb and explained the difference between the tomb of males and females. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun?s wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562 AD,and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyath, a Persian architect. It is the first garden-tomb of its kind in India.
The students also participated in a clean-up drive in the premises of these historic monuments. This activity not only helped in cleaning the premises of the monuments but also ignited a sense of patriotism in the students for the rich cultural heritage of India. They noticed that these monuments are neglected and not well maintained and have written a letter of plea to the concerned authorities for the maintenance and upliftment of these monuments.
The visit to both these places was very informative for the students as they learnt about the history and architecture of those times and about India?s rich cultural heritage.
Bhatnagar International School, Vasant Kunj organised an excursion for the school students to Aravali Biodiversity Park situated in the northwest of Vasant Vihar, New Delhi on 18th November and 20th November, 2015. With its unique and beautiful undulating landscape which harbors Aravali's natural heritage, it is truly a paradise for nature love. The students thoroughly enjoyed the nature trails passing through the dense recreated forest communities, grasslands and water bodies. The trip sensitized the students about the flora and fauna with as many as 2000 species of plants and animals that live among 35 biotic communities,. They learnt about the important ecological services being provided to the city through the ecosystem here - recharging of groundwater, ameliorating local weather and serving as sink for carbon dioxide and other pollutants. This educational tour brought awareness among the students on the importance of plants in health care system when they discovered that Aravali Biodiversity Park is not only preserving but also multiplying the threatened medicinal plants. In other words of the visiting students, "It is a hub of conservation education which provided an interesting and experiential learning" Ms. Shilpa Bhatnagar, Principal, believes in "human connect with the nature." She promotes nature education and environmental awareness among students. Such excursions and field trips thereby constitute an integral part of school curriculum.
Indo German Exchange Programme At Bhatnagar International School Vasant Kunj
Bhatnagar International School, Vasant Kunj organised the Indian German Classroom Exchange programme on 18th November, 2015 in its premier grounds. School Principal Ms. Shilpa Bhatnagar warmly welcomed the visiting faculty and student's delegation comprising of eight German students from Maxmilian Kolbe Gymnasium Cologne, Germany. The inter cultural and inter school exchange programme constitutes an integral part of the school curriculum. It aims at preparing students for successfully operating in a ?Global? society, and in making "internationalism" an essential component of daily life. Two week long visitation to India has been a "prolific experience" in words of the German students who are residing with the school students. They have fundamentally broadened their awareness about our country and enhanced their appreciation of varied aspects of the nation. This year-long inter-societal exchange project initiated with the teachers of Bhatnagar International School who visited the partner school in Germany early this year. The German faculty returned the visit. The school felicitated the invited dignitary Ms. Shelley Kwatra, Project coordinator, Educational services, PASCH, Goethe Institute, Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi. The visiting faculty Ms. Seija Koecher and Ms. Nicole Krautwurst were presented with mementoes. The grand cultural programme presented an entertaining and enthralling dance and melodious sequence which enthralled the audience and the attendees. Invocation to Lord Ganesh, Beats of India, the German song by school choir and medley of Indian music truly reflected the cultural diversities of our country. The visiting dignitaries applauded the cultural camaraderie and harmony experienced through such pilot project of the school. The theme of the project is "Stress Management in Students" wherein interchange of ideas, methodology and doctrines adopted and followed in respective schools is of immense value and use. It includes meditation, yoga, nutrition and dietary habits for the student's holistic development and psychological equilibrium. The entire project aims to foster deeper understanding and appreciation of cultural diversities.
Bhatnagar International School Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
Date: 24/11/15 Dear Parents,
This is to inform you that the school will be switching over to winter timings w.e.f. 1st December 2015 to 28th February 2016. The school timings will be 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The timings of the school buses will be adjusted and announced.
Arrangement for Private Vans and Taxis should be made accordingly.