Visit to the National Rail Museum and India Gate
Students of classes Pre Nursery to 4th of Ramagya School Dadri went to see the National Rail Museum and India Gate on 24th July, 2019.
Indian Railways has been one of the most prominent means of Transportation for the country for two centuries. Indian Rail Network is one of the largest in the world. We all must have traveled by train sometimes or the other.
But, do we know how it functions? What technologies are used to operate the rail network? What kind of evolution has railways seen in the past? To seek the answers to all the above questions, we visited the National Rail Museum of Delhi. The visit to the museum is a real treat not only for the children but for the grownups also. The Rail Museum exhibit not only the antique locomotives, railway heritage exclusive exhibits but a lot more. There is a toy train ride which takes a round of the entire museum and gets a glimpse of all the exhibits in one go. The transport museum took a commute shape under the advisory of a rail enthusiast called Michael Graham Satow. The foundation stone was laid by the President V.V Giri at the site in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. It was inaugurated on 01st Feb 1977 by the Minister of Railways Kamlapati Tripathi. The Museum was called National Rail Museum after that.
The National Rail Museum takes back to the journey of 160 years in the past, where one can see everything from coach simulator, diesel simulator, steam stimulator, different types of signaling instruments, Indian Railway uniform telecommunication systems used in India.
Besides, some models of trains are also seeing passing through India’s varied terrain in the outdoor section of the National Rail Museum. This was a thoroughly entertaining trip for the children about Indian Railways. Finally, the children visited the India Gate, originally called the (All India War Memorial) is a war memorial located astride the Rajpath.
It is a memory to 70,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who died in the period 1914-21 in the First World War. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. In 1972, following the Bangladesh Liberation War, a small simple structure, consisting of a black marble plinth, with a reversed rifle, capped by a war helmet, bounded by four eternal flames, was built beneath the Soaring Memorial Archway. This structure is called the ‘Amar Jawan Jyoti”, or the flame of the Immortal Soldier. Since 1971 has served as India’s Tomb of the unknown soldiers. Children brimming with enthusiasm and newly attain knowledge returned home richer and more satisfied.