Col­lege on wheels

Delhi Univer­sity's Gyan­o­daya 3 flagged off

Hindustan Times (Delhi) - HT Education - - Front Page - HT Ed­u­ca­tion Cor­re­spon­dent

Delhi Univer­sity has taken a batch of 900 stu­dents to Haryana and Pun­jab on board the Gyan­o­daya Ex­press, its trade­mark ed­u­ca­tional train. The jour­ney was flagged off on Septem­ber 2 at Saf­dar­jung Rail­way Sta­tion, New Delhi, by Adhir Ran­jan Chowd­hury, min­is­ter of state for rail­ways.

On its week-long jour­ney that will end on Septem­ber 8, stu­dents will travel to Am­rit­sar, Lud­hi­ana, Chandi­garh and Ku­ruk­shetra to study Pun­jab’s en­tre­pre­neur­ial spirit. The train is equipped with a li­brary and has in­ter­net-en­abled coaches.

The sched­uled vis­its in­clude a trip to vil­lages in Pun­jab to study the state’s suc­cess with in­dus­trial units, ex­ports and agri­cul­ture. The stu­dents from DU are joined by 120 stu­dents and fac­ulty mem­bers from King’s Col­lege, Lon­don and Univer­sity of Ed­in­burgh, Scot­land.

The stu­dents (from DU) in­clude mem­bers of NSS, NCC, win­ners of An­tard­hvani cul­tural fes­ti­val, dif­fer­ently-abled stu­dents and stu­dents from the School of Open Lean­ing and Non-Col­le­giate Women's Ed­u­ca­tion Board, etc. This is the third edi­tion of the Gyan­o­daya Ex­press ed­u­ca­tional sojourn.

Stu­dents will learn about the his­tory of the Golden Tem­ple, Jal­lian­wala Bagh, Ja­land­har Hand­loom In­dus­try, Chandi­garh's ar­chi­tec­tural mar­vels and the Wa­gah Bor­der.

The trip is be­ing sup­ported by the In­dian rail­ways and the In­dian Rail­way Cater­ing and Tourism Cor­po­ra­tion.

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