Educational Trip to Bharat Darshan Park

The Indian Heights School with a vision to provide futuristic learning focuses on sustainable education and experiential learning as a core elements of its curriculum. The school organized an educational trip to Bharat Darshan Park on February 11, 2023 for the students of class VI to IX. The park with its multi- faceted learning outcomes provides a rich glimpse into country’s rich cultural heritage as 22 replicas of historical monuments such as Qutub Minar, Taj Mahal, Char Minar, Gateway of India, Konark Temple, Mysore Palace, Meenakshi Temple, Hampi, Victoria Memorial, Sanchi Stupa, Gol Gumbaz, Azanta & Ellora Caves, Hawa Mahal, Khajuraho Temple, Nalanda University, Junagarh Fort, Tawang Gate, Rameswaram, Dwarkadhish, Jagannath Puri, Odhisha are created by transforming waste products. The 22 replicas are constructed with 350 tonnes of scrap material, like old vehicles, fans, iron rods, angles and pipes, cycle forks, tyre rims, gears, gas cylinders, car steering and gates, fuel tanks, electric poles, gas stoves , nuts and bolts to name a few that were unused/left at the SDMC stores or other places. The students along with teachers learned a lot about the world heritage sites across the length and breadth of the nation as every replica displayed the information about the original monument and replica. The rich information about the replica covered aspects like the dimensions of the replica, waste material used, process in the making in both English and Hindi language for the visitors to read and learn. The trip to Bharat Darshan Park reiterated the concepts of sustainable life habits amongst students as electricity is generated from solar and wind energies at the park to meet the power demand. With five solar trees and a solar rooftop having capacity to produce 84 KW electricity, the students learnt a lot about conservation and resource management. Amidst the lush green trees , every corner and replica was a sight to behold. High on Art integration, the visit to Bharat Darshan Park indeed supplemented and strengthened an aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual learning experience to all.