It’s time for DU Darshan!
Take a tour of the historic sites at Delhi University’s North Campus through the DU Darshan, a cycle rickshaw tour.entertainment Updated: Jun 17, 2011 01:46 IST
If you have just moved to the city to join a college in Delhi University or are generally interested in knowing all about the historical sites near the campus, then you don’t need to go through the pages of any city guide. All you need to do is to take a rickshaw.
In order to make students aware about the historical sites near North Campus, SIFE at Shri Ram College of Commerce organizes DU Darshan - a rickshaw tour through the campus.
“We started this tour to popularize the least known historical sites near the campus. The beauty of the tour is that the rickshaw wala is your guide,” says Mehak Manner, president of SIFE at the college.
The tour, which lasts about 80 minutes, covers archaeological sites and buildings of historical relevance like the Gwayer Hall, the Ridge, Mutiny Memorial and many other 13th century sites in and around the campus area. “I’m sure not many know that there is a site on the campus where Bhagat Singh was kept by the British,” adds Manner.
The tour, which is on throughout the year, is a hit with the DU students. “A lot of students come to us for registration when the weather is good. About 20 students register with us every month,” says Naina Chaudhary, a Bachelor in Commerce (Honours) student of SRCC and a member of SIFE.
Aspiring DU students seem to be very excited about the tour. “Wow! I had no idea that there was a historical angle to the campus too. I would love to pay a visit to these sites,” says Barkha Manchanda, 18, who is aiming for admission in Hindu College.
In order to popularize the famous eating joints on the campus, the organizers are also coming up with a new tour called the Hot Spot Tour this year. under which, the students will be taken to popular hang out zones of North Campus. “Since the students would be new to the campus, this tour will work as sort of a college orientation for them,” says Jishnu Gandhi, a member of the group.
Tour the past...
Beginning point: Usually the SRCC campus
Price: R70 per person for DU students, R150 for others
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
How to register: By logging on to www.sifesrcc.org