Mumbai: Parle Tilak Vidyalaya Association (PTVA) recently organized a history exhibition, “Bhartiya Etihas – Ek Darshan” to highlight India’s iconic history by focusing on prodigious heroes and events from the past. In the presence of BMC Education Officer Mr. Mahesh Palkar, around 200 students from various schools run by PTVA put up an audio-visual and interactive exhibition picturizing the era from 1200 to 1947. It was a student-led initiative with students from PTV Marathi medium, PTV English medium, SSC & ICSE, PTV’s English Medium School, Andheri and Paranjpe Vidyalaya Marathi medium school, being the participants in the exhibition. The exhibition was the outcome of concentrated efforts of the Principals, teaching and non-teaching staff of all these schools.
The exhibition presented the glorious span of 747 years of Indian History through handmade charts, models, pictures, live demonstration of important events in the history, 3D presentations and audio-visuals making it an interesting and receptive display.
Shri. Anil Ganu, President of PTVA said, “Being an association with close to 98 years of existence, PTVA has always focused on delivering experiential learning to their students. This exhibition was an enriching experience for all the students as it focused on an alternative way of learning and exploring their creativity. The main aim was to bring all major events of history under one roof and make this subject more interesting and lively through dramatizations and presentations.”
Commenting on the event Shri. Mahesh Palkar said, “By presenting 747 years of Indian history, the students have done a great job in creating curiosity in otherwise unadorned history sessions. Learning about our history will be a great source of inspiration for the students as well as the community towards their mission in life. By displaying the same through interesting characters and weaving them into a larger story, students are better able to understand the intricacies of important events and contributions made by great personalities.”
PTVA initiated this activity to create awareness and generate a sense of curiosity among students about India’s history. It was aimed at bringing history out of the books and depicting various actions of the people in and around the world that have affected the Indian civilization. The responses received from the students of various other schools and also from other visitors to the exhibition showed that the exhibition succeeded in achieving its aim.