Date of the visit: 17th February 2023, Friday
Timings: 0900 hrs to 1330 hrs (during school hours)
Venue: Amrit Udyan, Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi
Participants: Grade VII students
Teachers in charge: Ms. Aditi Malhotra, Ms. Mitali Mehrotra
The objective of the event:
About the event: The students of grade VII visited Amrit Udyan, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Delhi on 17th February 2023 during school hours. The Mughal Gardens at Rashtrapati Bhavan were renamed ‘Amrit Udyan’ keeping in mind the theme of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. In order to help the students to understand the practical application of the topics like area and perimeter, uses of a variety of herbal and medicinal plants, symmetrical patterns, etc, a visit was organised to the Amrit Udyan which intended to create a representation of an earthly utopia in which humans co-exist in perfect harmony with all elements of nature. Some of the typical features include pools and fountains inside the gardens. They also saw specially cultivated tulips of 12 unique varieties which are expected to bloom in phases, 120 varieties of roses and a variety of hyacinths, marigolds, dahlias and other flowers. The highlight of the garden is a 200-year-old Sheesham tree. There were QR codes placed in the Garden next to each variety of plant which was scanned by the educator to get more information about any particular flower, plant or tree and were discussed with students. This luxurious garden is divided into three sections namely Pearl Garden, Butterfly Garden, and Circular Garden. The entire garden space consists of rare to rarest species of flowers and the greenery is so lush that one cannot take off their eyes inside the complex. The students observed that the garden is divided into 36 squares by a grid of water channels and paths. The students thoroughly enjoyed the visit to the sprawling 15 acres of greenery featuring herbal plants, medicinal plants, decades-old bonsais and patches full of fresh blooms in myriad colours and varieties.