Class 3 takes an excursion to the Qutub Minar

On 23 February 2024, 38 students of class 3 of The Indian School-Second Shift embarked on a captivating journey to the  Qutub Minar, an emblem of historical magnificence accompanied by their class teachers Ms Garima Jagpal Singh and Ms Parminder Kaur. The objective of this educational odyssey was to furnish our young minds with an immersive encounter of architectural marvels, thereby augmenting their scholastic repertoire with palpable encounters.

The excursion began with uncontained excitement as the students enthusiastically boarded the buses, accompanied by their teachers. The buses made their way towards the majestic heritage site, nestled in greenery.

Upon reaching the destination, the students marveled at the towering structure of Qutub Minar, standing at a height of 73 metres. They learned about its construction by Qutb-ud-din Aibak. Its construction started in 1192 and was completed in 1220. Adjacent to the Minar, the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque, fascinated the students with its intricate carvings and architectural details.

The Iron Pillar, located within the Qutub complex, also captured the attention of the students. They were intrigued by its remarkable rust-resistant composition and the inscriptions in Sanskrit detailing its history. Alai Darwaza, the imposing gateway, built by Alauddin Khilji, provided students with a glimpse into the grandeur of medieval Islamic architecture. 

The students observed the intricate designs and the craftsmanship of the period. Throughout the site, students encountered inscriptions in Arabic and Sanskrit. They learned about the importance of calligraphy in Islamic art and deciphered some of the inscriptions with the help of our guide.

The excursion to the Qutub Minar was an enriching experience for the third-grade students. It not only broadened their knowledge of history and culture but also fostered a sense of curiosity and appreciation for India's architectural heritage. Such excursions play a vital role in holistic education, offering students opportunities for experiential learning outside the confines of the classroom.