Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Activities of SIHI

15Th May: The day was assigned for local site seeing in and around Dehradun. During morning SIHI visited the Tapkeshwar Shiv Temple which situated on the banks of a rivulet, in the Garhi Cantt. Area. and is named Tapkeshwar as water droplets, originating from a rock, fall on the Shivling placed in the shrine.
In evening SIHI went to the Mindrolling Monastery which is one of the largest Buddhist centers in existence today and exhibits architectural marvel. A center of excellence, this monastery is dedicated to learn the Buddhist scriptures and other fields of academic interest such as Tibetan lunar calendar, astronomy, Traditional Tibetan medicine and calligraphy.

16th May: SIHI started the day by collage making activity. Everybody used their imagination and creativity to portray their experiences in India till now. In the evening they had an interactive session with Dr. Dheeraj Goyal (Homeopath).

17Th May: SIHI visited two sewing training centers run by Samagra in Telpur and Baniawala, interacted with the ladies and also saw some samples made by them. Then they went to Gurukul situated in Pondha, Dehradun. There they learnt about the Gurukul system of education of ancient India. They also took part in the Yagya, which is performed by the students of the Gurukul daily followed by a dinner with the students.

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