• Amritsar: Unity in division

EDVENTURE EXPLAINED

Why did we choose Amritsar?

Amritsar is a very distinct border city. It has historically not only experienced the worst of the partition-era, communal and colonial violence, but has endured as one of India’s greatest testaments to unity and tolerance.

What does this journey offer?

While Wagah Border makes the idea of nationalism palpable, it also showcases how two nations are separated and at the same time how they cooperate non-violently every day. Jallianwala Bagh is a reminder of the fateful massacre of 1919 and how the event became a rallying point for Indian unity during the freedom struggle. Last but not the least, the Golden Temple stands for unity and acceptance.

Core Lessons/
Inspiration:

  • Cultural Tolerance
  • Understanding Our National Border
  • Introduction to Sikhism
  • Indian Freedom Struggle

THINGS TO DO

Amritsar: Unity in division

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VISIT
  • Wagah Border
  • Jallianwala Bagh
  • The Golden Temple
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LEARN
  • Indian Freedom Struggle – Jallianwala Bagh
  • Radcliffe Line
  • Sikhism - Concept of Seva
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ENJOY
  • Beating the Retreat Ceremony at Wagah Border
  • Karah Prasad at Golden Templer
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BE INSPIRED
  • Erasing Communal Differences
  • Spirit of Nationalism

ITINERARY

Day 1: Delhi - Amritsar

  • Morning arrival in Amritsar
  • Hotel Check In followed by lunch
  • Departure for Wagah Border
  • Watch the Retreat Ceremony at Wagah Border
  • Dinner & Overnight stay in Amritsar

Day 2: Amritsar - Delhi

  • Breakfast in the hotel followed by Check out
  • Visit the holiest shrine of the Sikh community – Harmandir Sahib
  • Visit to Jallianwala Bagh
  • Lunch in the Hotel
  • Closing ceremony
  • Late night arrival in Delhi

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q  Who can attend this program?

    A  

    Any student of your school in the age group of 7-17years (Class II- XII) is welcome to join this program provided the child faces no serious medical conditions which may be difficult to address satisfactorily during the journey. Also, any adult who is not a member of the school staff or management is not allowed to join the school group.

  • Q  What are the requirements for the accompanying teachers for a student group?

    A  

    As teachers are the legally appointed guardians of the students for the entire course of the journey, it is advisable that the selected teacher/s are experienced and have the capacity to address issues related to student safety, well-being and behavior. Physical fitness and travel experience are added advantage as most programs are fast-paced and hectic.

  • Q  What is the recommended teacher: student ratio?

    A  

    The accepted industry practice is of 1 adult per 10 students (1:10).

  • Q  What about our students’ safety during the journey?

    A  

    Underpinning each EdTerra journey is the concern to address student safety at all levels. Being an ISO 9001: 2008 company, EdTerra complies with globally accepted standards for efficient processes, including rigorous safety standards.

  • Q  How can the parents stay in touch with their children during the journey?

    A  

    The accompanying EdTerra Journey Mentor provides daily updates on the EdTerra Facebook page (like us at edterraindia), along with photographs of the day’s activities for parents to keep a track of the journey progress. Parents are also provided with contact details of the hotels where students will be staying during the journey. The school may permit students to carry their mobiles or share the number of the lead teacher.

  • Q  Can students meet/visit/stay back with their relatives or friends?

    A  

    On account of student safety, EdTerra does not allow any child to meet/visit any relatives during the journey. For every EdTerra journey the rule is simple, you move out of your school/city as a group and you return as a group.

  • Q  What kind of food can we expect during our journey?

    A  

    EdTerra provides wholesome and hygienic food during the journey. An ample variety of local cuisine is provided as a part of the travel experience.

  • Q  What kind of clothing should students carry for the journey?

    A  

    Depending on the location and time/season of travel, EdTerra will provide an exhaustive to-pack list, enabling students to pack appropriately for the journey.

  • Q  Do you undertake overnight travel?

    A  

    Depending upon the program selected, distance from home city and duration of the program, overnight travel may be considered as an option for travel to/ from the destination.

  • Q  What is the minimum group size required to conduct a journey?

    A  

    EdTerra journeys operate on a minimum group size of 30 paying pax, and multiples thereof.

GALLERY

Amritsar: Unity in division

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