On the Move: Visit to Delhi Metro Museum

On 30 Aug 2019, 40 students of Class XII (Commerce) and two teachers of our school embarked upon an interesting visit to the Metro Museum. The contingent reached the DMRC Museum located at Patel Chowk Metro Station at 9:50 am, and was received by the curator of the museum Mr. N. Khanna who interacted with the students and explained various unique aspects about Delhi Metro – India’s first modern public transportation system. Delhi Metro took 32 years to reach an operational stage on 25 Dec 2002, and almost 17 years later is the world’s 12th largest metro system in terms of both length and number of stations. It serves Delhi and its satellite cities Faridabad, Gurgaon, Noida and Ghaziabad. The students were informed that there are 216 trains with 4/6/8 coaches covering 213 km, serving 160 stations including six on the Airport Express Line.

The Delhi Metro Museum is South Asia’s first ever Metro Museum which showcases the genesis and history of the Delhi Metro. It is possibly the only museum in a functional Metro station worldwide and has a rich array of display of precious photographs and models. The museum displays Metro’s unique management style, earthquake proof structures and the distinction of being the first railway project to claim carbon credits. The students saw a working model of the Operations Control Centre, Tunnel Boring Machine which was a big hit with the kids. Apart from these, there are also models of the Metro train, stations etc.

The students also visited the souvenir shop and bought Metro models, ties, pens, key-chains and books related to Delhi Metro. The one and a half hours spent at the museum gave our students an excellent insight into the journey of the Delhi Metro since inception. The learning gained through the visit was indeed, invaluable.

Trip to Bengal Sappers Centre, Roorkee

A group of 25 boys, selected from Classes VI to XI for their excellent academic achievements, under the guidance of two teachers visited the Bengal Sappers Training Centre at Roorkee from 11 to 13 Apr 2019. The visit was organized by SET, and the team was briefed on 10 Apr 2019 by Brig AK Tyagi and Capt Balwant Singh on the modalities of the trip, and the activities that would be conducted. Palpable excitement was in the air as the students were eagerly looking forward to witnessing some live military action. The bus journey for Roorkee commenced from the school campus at 12:30 pm. The team entered the vast and well laid out campus of the training centre through Cawnpore Dwar, and was accommodated at the Sainik Aramgrah where they had a sumptuous lunch before leaving for the Bengal Sappers Museum.

On 12th, the day started early and the students were ready for breakfast by 6:00 am. At 8:00 am, the team reached the Army Training Area to witness the Commandant’s rehearsal of Engineers Demo “Exercise Jal Tarang”. The first demo comprised of seven phases of activity covering Mines, Mechanical Mine Laying, CBRN Equipment, Camouflage and Concealment, Operational Tracks, Mine Field Breaching and Demolitions. An array of earth moving plant and equipment were also displayed.

After a short break, the second phase of demo on “Dry Bridging” got underway. The students witnessed launching of Assault Bridges, Construction of Rush Crossing, Launch and Retrieval of BLT and Manual Construction of Bridge. A tea break followed the demo, where a sumptuous fare of Samosas, Jalebis and Pakoras was served.

The team moved to the site of Canal Crossing after a well deserved cup of tea, where they witnessed crossings across wet gaps. They were acquainted with various types of Boats, Rafts, Swimming Aids and shown launching of a bridge. This professional demonstration was followed by an exhilarating display of Gymnastics and Brass Band. In the evening, the students visited the War Memorial, Nature Park and Centre Museum. Thus ended the first eventful day at Roorkee.

Visit programme on the next day started with the team’s visit to 68 Armoured Regiment, where they saw the Indian Army’s tanks and enjoyed their rides on them. The students boarded their bus after lunch and started back for Delhi. Every student had the best experience of their lifetime, which will remain etched in their memories forever.

Teachers Day Award Function at IIHM, Delhi

IIHM Teachers Day Awards 2019 is a unique initiative by International Institute of Hotel Management in association with International Hospitality Council, London & Delhi. It aims at recognising quality educators of the country, by awarding principals and teachers for imparting holistic and high standard of education to their students. The essence of being a teacher and that of being a responsible citizen, were both celebrated at the Teachers’ Day Awards function hosted by International Institute of Hotel Management on August 31, 2019.

Ms Saroj Achra, Principal Salwan Boys Senior Secondary School was felicitated with the award of “Principal Par Excellence” in recognition of her astute leadership in taking the school to greater heights.

International Institute of Hotel Management hosted the Teachers’ Day Awards function on 31 August 2019 to celebrate the essence of being a teacher, and imparting quality education to the students. These awards are a unique initiative by International Institute of Hotel Management in association with International Hospitality Council, London & Delhi wherein the teachers from various schools are recognised for their hard work and dedication in moulding the lives and careers of their students.

Ms Ravinderjeet Kaur, PGT (Chemistry) of Salwan Boys Senior Secondary School was felicitated with the award of “Teacher Par Excellence”, and it was indeed a moment of pride for all of us.