Dastaan, the history society of SGTB Khalsa College organized a talk on an infamous monument of the Mughal era, the Zafar Mahal on 29th October 2015. The talk was held in continuation with another event which saw the students of the department take a tour to the monument only to find it in a miserable condition and the apathy shown towards it by the Archeological Survey of India. The talk was thus organized to raise a concern on the condition of the monument.
Dr. Amita Paliwal, a Teen Murti House fellow, was the guest speaker on the occasion. Dr. Paliwal provided her invaluable insights into the issue and enlightened the students with her knowledge on the monument’s architectural style, history of construction, its social and cultural impact and the rulers under the rule of whom the monument was constructed.
The event also saw the launch of the 4th edition of the Wall Magazine of the society by college principal, Dr. Jaswinder Singh. Dastaan also premiered their Heritage Walk movie, ‘That Thing in History’, wherein the students, faculty and the society office bearers shared their experiences and emphasized the need of the heritage walk and talked about how important it is to ensure a healthy environment for our monuments and the need to preserve them to help save our cultural and traditional legacy.
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