Around the States; A Virtual Tour-Std.IV
-Ms. Samantha Cardoz

“Diversity is embracing one another’s uniqueness”
India is a very diverse country in terms of tradition, culture, religion, race, language, festivals, cuisines and much more. It is said that “Diversity is the art of thinking independently together.”
The first virtual field trip, a grand success- was conducted on 29th October, 2020 for Std IV under the supervision of Ms. Griselda. The class teachers created the link and started with a morning prayer. The topic for the virtual field trip was “Unity in Diversity.”
Unity in diversity makes India unique all over the world. As it is rightly said “In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” It is important that we inculcate the value of unity and harmony among our little citizens of India to make this world a better place to live in.
During the Google Meet session, the students learnt about the topic with the help of a power point presentation which took them on a magical journey to the different states and cities. We began this journey from our very own state of ‘Maharashtra’ (Mumbai). It truly brought some nostalgic memories amongst the young Mumbaikars. The students learnt about the origin of the state, famous food items, dance and tourist places. The journey went on to the state of ‘Gujarat’ where they learnt about the uniqueness of the state and also gained a lot of knowledge regarding the statue of unity.
Punjab was the next destination on their travel journey. The rich cultural heritage of Punjab got the students more curious to know about the famous places like the Golden Temple and the Wagah Border Ceremony. The state of Bengal intrigued the students as they were keen on knowing how the state achieved its name. Lastly, we visited God’s very own country “Kerala”. This state and the scenic beauty got the students in awe, so much that they began imagining themselves in a boat house enjoying the beauty and serenity of nature.
In a video the various dance forms of the different states were put forth to the children. The students enjoyed it to the fullest and were happy to be a part of such an awesome field trip. Master. Keith Saldanha, the primary captain from class 4 A stated, “This year the topic of the field trip was really unique and I could literally explore different states of India virtually”.
The students enjoyed the collage making activity wherein, they prepared a collage of the places they would like to visit in India. It surely was a wonderful experience for our future generations to peek into the Diversity of India. The students were happy to explore more about India and truly enjoyed the Virtual Field trip.

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