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Students get taste of Kolkata

By EMN Updated: Nov 23, 2013 10:49 pm

Dimapur, November 23

The Brighter Academy (School) Dimapur has organized an educational tour to Kolkata on the theme “Travel, Explore, Learn” from November 15 – 20. The objective of the tour was to create awareness for the students about the people and places, social attributes and economic developments, interest in the history including science and environment.The school press release said, Kolkata was chosen because it is a miracle city with trams working on the road, metro rails and buses plying, while exhibiting contrasts of great wealth and poverty, spaciousness and yet with most over crowded slums. It is a city with rich intellectual and cultural heritage with bustling streets and bewildering variety of facets. The city is the nerve centre of trade and industry and home of the Bengalis who are volatile in politics, sports lover, and intellectual, romantic with unique sensibility.
During the four days stay at Kolkata, the team visited about 12 important places and centres such as Victoria Memorial (Museum & Garden), MP Birla Planetarium (Galaxies and Position of planets), Zoological Garden (wide-range collection of reptiles, birds and animals, including Royal Bengal Tigers and White Tigers), Aquarium (collection of exotic fishes), Botanical Garden (huge 250 years old Banyan tree and luxuriant greenery and exotic botanical plants), Vidhya Sagar Setu (made of 152 steel chains weighing 1400 tons), Science City (Space theatre, Space Odyssey, 3D Science Show, Magic Mirrors, Evolution tour (dinosaurs alive, Cable car etc), Mother Teresa Mission of Charity (tomb & exhibition of mother’s life), Nicco Park (Fun with scientific principles). It said the students got the opportunity to travel in the local train, metro train, local rickshaw, city buses, watch movie at a theatre and shop at Esplanade (New Market).
For many of them, the educational tour is the first experience outside Dimapur. The school authority was of opinion that the experience would help the students in preparing themselves for their life outside the class room. The school has expressed gratitude to all the people who have made the educational tour successful particularly the staff and students of Calcutta Bible Seminary for hosting the touring team and Dreamers Education Foundation for financing the tour.
A total of 34 members including 24 students and 10 teachers led by Assistant Teacher, Robi Nayak, underwent the educational tour.

By EMN Updated: Nov 23, 2013 10:49:56 pm