World Heritage Day!
18TH April is celebrated as World Heritage Day. Hence it was decided to make the children aware of at least one monument in India, that has been included in UN’S list of World Heritage Sites. On 26th April, the task of enlightening the students about Qutub Minar was undertaken. An informative video (sourced from Youtube) explaining the history, special features of the Qutub Minar and the Qutub Minar Complex was shown to the students. It was followed by an interactive discussion with students who shared their knowledge, fond memories of visit to the monument, interesting facts and queries about the monument. The students also learnt how to sketch the picture of Qutub Minar .
On 3rd May, Dharohar Club students used their creativity and acquired knowledge of Qutub MInar in preparing pamphlets for the same. Students were shown how to fold an A-3 sheet into a pamphlet. They did the needful and created interesting pamphlets with either handwritten or printed information and pictures.
Warli painting is a style of tribal art mostly created by the Adivasis from the North Sahyadri Range in India. This tribal art originated from Maharashtra, where it is still practiced today.These rudimentary wall paintings use a set of basic geometric shapes: a circle, a triangle, and a square. These shapes are symbolic of different elements of nature. Students were shown samples and pictures of this design and briefed about this art form . They were also given a tutorial on the basics of warli painting. Gradually the students grasped the technique of creating warli designs.
In keeping with the Science and Environment theme of the month, Dharohar Club students prepared Save Environment Posters using Warli design. Having learnt the design, in the previous class, the students were thrilled to use Warli design in creating posters.