Gandhi For All - 13th Workshop in the series - Workshop at ISKON Nilachal Vedic Village , Talasari, Maharashtra - 24th September, 2019
On 24th September 2019, Department of Museology, National Museum Institute organized a workshop on the theme 'Gandhi for All' to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The workshop was designed with the aim of creating awareness among the students of ISKON Nilachal Vedic Village about Gandhian principles and philosophy pertaining to self reliance, non-violence, village development, community life and farming.
ISKON Nilachal Vedic Village, situated in Talasari, Maharashtra is a self-sustaining village, the people of the village work together as a community sustaining themselves through farming and manufacturing products of daily use through organic materials. The workshop strives to reach out to a wider audience at the remotest areas enlightening them not only about Gandhiji's life and philosophy but also giving them a chance to experience the museum that houses Gandhiji's belongings.
The workshop was organized under the guidance of Prof. (Dr) Manvi Seth, HoD, Museology and Dean, NMI by Research Assistants, Huma Khan, Sushant Bharti and Sakshi Kukreti.
The workshop entailed the following:
- Story-telling session
- Photo Exhibition
- Discovery trunk and hands on experience
- Object related activities
- Painting Activity- Representing Bapu's life and philosophy through Warli paintings, a tribal art form which is widely practiced in the Talasari region.