RTMNU will introduce students to historic places rich in culture through a heritage walk
Vidarbha has a rich culture of food, music, forts, temples, several historical places, people who contributed to the freedom of the country. These things have remained neglected. Even young people, too, are miles away from them. Most students do not know many things about this region. Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) will fill this gap and try to introduce its students to the rich culture of the Vidarbha region through a heritage walk. The proposal for the heritage walk put forward by Dinesh Sheram, a member of the Senate, received unanimous support at the Senate meeting on Friday.
While explaining his position, Sheram told the house: “We have Bakht Buland Shah, we have Ambagarh in Bhandara, we have a rich historical culture. We have forts. The food culture of this region is also very different from that of other parts of the state. Unfortunately, our students are not aware of these things. Teaching students through books will not make them understand history, our ancient culture, places of historical importance. A walk through various places would surely serve the purpose.
“India became free 75 years ago and the country celebrates Amrut Mahotsav’s independence. In the wake of this celebration, the university, too, can make its contribution in a unique way. We can take our students to tourist places, forts, several places with heritage value, ”Sheram said.
Adv Manmohan Bajpai, Vishnu Changde, Dr Urmila Dabir, Pravin Udapure, Dr Ajiet Jachak all supported the proposal. Changde suggested having various committees that would organize various events. For example, one committee would guide to take students to forts, another committee would plan visits to the fort, etc.
Vice-Chancellor Dr Subhash Chaudhari, while rendering his decision, said: “This suggestion is welcome and should be implemented immediately to
which we must prepare a plan and the committees under the chairmanship of Dinesh Sheram will honor it.
Adv Manmohan Bajpai commented: “The committee should be made up of experts in history and culture who would give the necessary impetus to the plan. Sheram further said: “After the heritage walk, the university should publish the information about the places in detail. I believe that the detailed information of the heirs of the people who contributed to India’s freedom struggle should be collected. I also suggest that the university should congratulate such personalities.
Besides several plans regarding the Heritage Walk, Sheram also appealed to the Vice Chancellor to organize exhibitions on arts, culture, literature and food culture.
“Many students do not know the developments of their respective activities between 1947 and 2021. He also suggested to organize a competition for the students where they would prepare short films on various events in history and present them. The best should get the prize, ”Sheram said.