HER­ITAGE WALKS

India Today - - SIMPLY GUJARATI -

Her­itage con­ser­va­tion or­gan­i­sa­tions in Gu­jarat have come for­ward with a fresh con­cept of ed­u­ca­tional her­itage walks for chil­dren. Or­gan­ised by Ra­heel Pa­tel of Vaarso Foun­da­tion and the Gu­jarat tourism depart­ment, three dif­fer­ent routes have been de­vel­oped tar­get­ing var­i­ous age groups, all cov­er­ing a stretch of upto one and a half kilo­me­tres. The com­mon start­ing point for these three ed­u­ca­tional walks is 400 year old Jethab­hai Sheth ni haveli in Dhobi ni pol that also houses two mu­se­ums— one of an­cient toys and the other, a minia­ture kite mu­seum. All walks be­gin af­ter a 14- minute an­i­mated film screen­ing about the city's his­tory. The film talks about the rich and fading cul­ture of the pols, its unique ar­chi­tec­ture and life­style. The walks are free of cost for mu­nic­i­pal school chil­dren, while the stu­dents of pri­vate schools will have to pay only nom­i­nal charges. HIGH­LIGHTS A great way to ed­u­cate your child about our age- old mon­u­men­tal her­itage COST Rs 50 for pri­vate school chil­dren WHERE Jethab­hai Sheth ni Haveli no 1765, Dhobi ni Pol, Kha­dia, Ahmed­abad TEL 09979873283

SHAILESH RAVAL/ www. in­di­a­to­day­im­ages. com

AGE GROUP

6- 17 years

DU­RA­TION

One day

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