Educational tour

Educational tour

Department: Education

Year/Sem: 2023-24

Activity: Educational tour

Date and Duration: 28/02/2024 Time: 9:30 pm – 04:00 pm

Title: Visit to ‘ Shree Nat Nagar Shodh Sansthan, Sitamau’

Resource person/agency and affiliation: 

Dr Meeta Parikh 

Assistant Professor 

Department of Education 

Mandsaur University, Mandsaur

Brief description / remarks: 

Education is the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at a school or university. Students gain knowledge and upgrade their skills by using the concepts which they newlylearned from their respected educational institutes. There are various educational techniques by whicheducators deliver the lessons to the students; organizing an educational tour is one of them. Educationaltours play an important role in educating students in a practical and interesting manner. They are acrucial component of the academic program because they give students the chance to learn outside of theclassroom and get useful practical experience. As the teacher and philosopher, Confucius famously quoted,“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” The idea of educational tour is to built around the practice of experiential learning. A few words about ‘ Shree Nat Nagar Shodh Sansthan, Sitamau’ Shri Natnagar Shodh Samsthan, Sitamau was established by Dr. Raghubir Singh on Aug. 14, 1974as an autonomous Research Institute to further the advancement of knowledge and learning bypromoting historical researches and studies, and providing the historians and researchers essentialrecords, manuscripts, printed books, and other necessary primary and secondary source materials,etc. for the same. Shri Raghubir Library, Sitamau (formerly the personal library of Dr. RaghubirSingh) is the noteworthy main component unit of the Samsthan.

Raghubir Library and Research Institute 

“If ever a Central Institute of History is set up in free India, the Raghubir Collection will be its indispensable nucleus.” – Sir Jadunath Sarkar. 

Shree Natnagar Shodh Samsthan is one of the national Institutions of India and it has an excellent Library with a rare Collection of 6000 manuscripts in different languages such as Persion, Urdu, Hindi, Sanskrit, English and Marathi and the range of Subjects is very wide and includes History, Poetry, Medicine, Science, Philosophy, Politics, Religion and Astrology. The library of the Samsthan have more than 40 thousand published books most of the books are rare in Hindi, Marathi, English, Persian, Urdu and Sanskrit, are preserved. Various leading Research Journals and magazines published in India and abroad are also available there. Most of them were collected by Dr. Raghubir Singh. The Library specialization is in Medieval Indian history, Anglo-Maratha history and Provincial History for Rajasthan, Gujarat and Malwa. 

Department of Education, Mandsaur University had taken an Educational Tour to ‘Shree Nat Nagar Shodh Sansthan,Sitamau’ on 28/02/2024. Total 41 students had visited to the ‘Shree Nat Nagar Shodh Sansthan, Sitamau’,for the tour. We had started our journey at 9:30 am from Mandsaur University and reached our destination at 10:15 am. Firstly we visited there Koteshwar Mahadev Temple. Afterwards we got the valuable chance to visit this self contained and renowned institution which has been highly spoken by many eminent historians. This library gives clear imprints of valuable and worthy efforts of Dr. Raghubir Singh. In this tour students were assigned with various responsibilities to ensure their active participation. When students were made members of various committees such as attendance, refreshment, discipline and organizing committee and given their respective charges, they had taken care of their given responsibilities and put them up beautifully. 

To take attendance of students Akansha and Yogita Salitra from II Sem were given responsibility. To manage breakfast and lunch, Parinita Chouhan and Sapna Choudhary fron II Sem were given responsibility. To ensure disciplined and peaceful trip, responsibility for discipline was given to Vinay Jadon, Tanu Jain, Sakshi Rathore and Parvej Khan. Rupendra Rathore and Priyanka Verma had beautifully organized and managed the whole arrangement which gave a beautiful and memorable experience to all of us. This trip was organized under the guidance of Dr. Meeta Parikh, Assistant professor, Mandsaur University, Mandsaur. Students were positively motivated by Dr. R. P. Pandey, HOD, Department of Education, Mandsaur University, Mandsaur. Mr. Harish Verma, Assistant Professor, Mandsaur University and Dr Nirupama Dubey, Assistant Professor, Mandsaur University had given their guidance and support to students. 

After visiting the Research Center we had taken our lunch. Post lunch, we visited to Laduna Fort situated nearby. It is a beautiful place surrounded by a small lake and having a beautiful temple in between the lake. With enhanced knowledge and remembrance we returned the university at 4:30 pm. This tour had given a chance to understand and fulfill various responsibilities to students which they had completed beautifully. 

Outcome : Students gain a better perspective of the world around them by going on educational tours as they arebrought in direct contact with new situations which prepare them for facing challenges in their upcomingprofessional lives. The importance of taking the students out of the classroom to absorb, interact and beimmersed in history and educational tours have several learning benefits for students to obtain practicalinformation within the brain. Through this tour, we were able to serve this purpose and had a remembrable and motivational outcome.

No. of participants: 

From both II and IV semester, total 41 students were able to participate in this activity.

Prepared by : Dr. Meeta Parikh

Verified and Submitted by (HOD/HOI): Dr. R.P.Pandey