It was a usual mid summer hot afternoon in Pune on April 4th . We had planned to take some of our students to Joshi Railway museum and wondered whether we had done the right thing in asking the students to come all the way from far away places like Pirangut and Bhugaon Road.
When about 40 students arrived with their teachers,looking at the positive energy the group showed we realized that we had done the right thing. The students were energetic and eager to see what lay ahead.
Joshi Museum was built by Mr. Balkrishna Joshi and exhibits finest of craftsmanship and minute details with which it has been built. It is also maintained to perfection even after so many years of inception. It has on display miniature models of moving trains , monorails and bullet trains and railway stations. The exact replica created of a small European town proves once again that God is in details. With exciting commentary filled with subtle humor, the 30 minute show has never a dull moment and had all the students curious and engrossed. Besides having the students excited , the child in every teacher surfaced and one could sense that from the smiles one could see across the faces of children as well as grown ups.
We spent some efforts in organizing this visit but what we received in return was the smiles on the faces of the children which were priceless!!
Our next target :- Planetarium
Contributed by Rohit Verlekar, DSS Volunteer