With upkeep of the monument uppermost in their minds, students of Rukmini Devi Public School visited Sheesh Mahal at Shalimar Bagh here on Tuesday and pledged to disseminate information about this monument among the area residents.
The Archaeological Survey of India members gave the students the historical background of the monument. The garden was typically laid in Mughal style and was once renowned for its beauty. The purpose and the need to nurture the monument were also explained.
“In the coming months, students will be performing plays and stage rallies. They also have pledged not to scribble, deface or encroach any monument and respect them, and render all possible help to conserve and preserve heritage,” said an ASI official.
Students also performed a street play to convey the message. The club members along with the team of ASI started with cleaning campaign and planting of trees.
Principal Anita Garg motivated the students to take up preserving architectural relics of by-gone times. She said in today’s scenario it is important to create awareness among students about the country’s heritage. The Heritage Club of the school strives to instil in students a sense of pride for our tangible heritage, she added. Students are made aware about the special art and architecture of ancient, medieval and modern India. This extensive set of activities is an integral part of the Delhi Circle of ASI.