‘Gandhi for All’- Workshop on ‘Pashmina sheering and Spinning’ : 24th March 2019
To commemorate 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Department of Museology has been conducting a series of workshops titled ‘Gandhi for All’ in Ladakh, Delhi and Western Uttar Pradesh to reflect upon the life and principles of Mahatma Gandhi in a fun and meaningful way.
The workshops are aimed at taking the heritage of Mahatma Gandhi to all, even those who cannot visit museums. The workshop are aimed at reaching out to the students and the people living in far-flung areas like Ladakh, students of villages, visually challenged children and the paediatric patients at AIIMS.
At Govt. Residential High School Satoo, Kargyam, Ladakh- a workshop was held on 24th March, 2019. The workshop was held in a nomadic region of Ladakh involving the local community. The theme of the workshop was ‘Pashmina wool sheering and spinning’- a traditional knowledge system and craft of the nomadic culture of the region. It reflected the Mahatma Gandhiji’s principle of self-reliance and self-sustenance. The workshop included:
- Story-telling session
- Photographic exhibition
- ‘Hands-on’ experience of replicas of objects from National Gandhi Museum with guided lectures
- Practical session on shearing the pashmina and wool from goat and sheep
- Practical session on spinning the wool with the use of traditional tools
- Painting activity