New Delhi Tour

On Saturday morning, the school treated us to a brief tour of New Delhi. It was great to move beyond the school walls and see some of city. It gave us enough of a taste to get out and see some more.

Salt March
Salt March

Strike up another victory for colonialism. Yay! {sarcasm}. You could call this the Dandi Salt Party instead of the Boston Tea Party.

"The Salt March, also known as the Dandi March and the Dandi Satyagraha, was an act of nonviolent civil disobedience in colonial Indiainitiated by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi to produce salt from the seawater in the coastal village of Dandi, as was the practice of the local populace until British officials introduced taxation on salt production, deemed their sea-salt reclamation activities illegal, and then repeatedly used force to stop it. The 24-day march began from 12 March 1930 and continued until 6 April 1930 as a direct action campaign of tax resistance and nonviolent protest against the British salt monopoly, and it gained worldwide attention which gave impetus to the Indian independence movement and started the nationwide Civil Disobedience Movement." 

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_March
Location: https://www.google.co.in/maps/place/Dandi+March+Statue/@28.6101074,77.1894161,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x390d1d57787597d7:0xe84109de41355037!8m2!3d28.6101074!4d77.1916048





Indian Government

"The Secretariat Building or Central Secretariat is where the Cabinet Secretariat is housed, which administers the Government of India. Built in the 1910s, it is home to some of the most important ministries of the Cabinet of India. Situated on Raisina HillNew Delhi, the Secretariat buildings are two blocks of symmetrical buildings (North Block and South Block) on opposite sides of the great axis of Rajpath, and flanking the Rashtrapati Bhavan (President's House)."

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secretariat_Building,_New_Delhi
Locationhttps://www.google.co.in/maps/place/Secretariat+Building,+North+Block,+Central+Secretariat,+New+Delhi,+Delhi+110004/@28.6151554,77.2035555,690m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x390ce2ae18c9c4f5:0x6eb2fcb6b776c4eb!8m2!3d28.6151947!4d77.2059342



Craft Museum

"The National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum(NHHM) commonly known as National Crafts Museum in New Delhi is one of the largest crafts museums in India.
It is run by the Ministry of TextilesGovernment of India. The museum is situated on the corner of the Pragati Maidan, facing the Purana Qila complex.[1]"



India Gate

"The India Gate, (originally called the All India War Memorial), is a war memorial located astride the Rajpath, on the eastern edge of the ‘ceremonial axis’ of New Delhi, India, formerly called Kingsway. India Gate is a memorial to 82,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who died in the period 1914–21 in the First World War, in France, FlandersMesopotamiaPersiaEast AfricaGallipoli and elsewhere in the Near and the Far East, and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. 13,300 servicemen's names, including some soldiers and officers from the United Kingdom, are inscribed on the gate.[1][2] The India Gate, even though a war memorial, evokes the architectural style of the triumphal arch like the Arch of Constantine, outside the Colosseum in Rome, and is often compared to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, and the Gateway of India in Mumbai. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.[1]"





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