People’s relationship to their heritage is the same as the relationship of a child to his mother- John Henrik Clarke
On 13th, April 2017 students of grade 7 from Presidium Indirapuram got a wonderful opportunity to understand the heritage of India through a visit to Qutub Complex under the aegis of ITIHAAS. The objective behind the visit was to go beyond the theoretical understanding of history and to make students use their senses and have their own understanding of their heritage that would enable them to become rightful inheritors of their past. As we reached Qutub Complex, we were warmly welcomed by the ITIHAAS representatives Mr Aalam, Mr Mohsin and Ms Shivani. They assisted us in aligning children as per the prescribed groups.
We were informed about the complex; its pre-Islamic history was unfolded. Its glory during the Delhi sultanate period was discussed. We assembled at historic Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque (the first mosque in whole South Asia). There, Mrs Smita Vats introduced the young learners and learning facilitators with its significance. She used powerful trilingual mode of interaction comprising of English, Hindi and mixed Urdu- Arabic-Persian dialects.
The visit was a great success and it was a memorable experience which left a deep impact on our minds and hearts. Finally, we left the place with the glimpses of our ‘Ganga-Jamuni Tehzeeb’ and made us indebted to those who did those wonders.