June 10, 2023
Pune: A unique heritage walk was organized by the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) to educate people about the heritage, and history and also bust some myths on Saturday. It was organized by 4 departments of the University, Anthropology, History, Geology & Media communication cell.
Speaking about the walk, Shubham Mudale, a Computer Science student said, “I visited the university for the first time. I wanted to know about its history and heritage. The walk was conducted very well. The entire history and facts about the construction of the main building and the British Raj were very well explained. I am taking a lot of information and facts that were previously unknown to me through this heritage walk.”
Some key highlights of this heritage walk are the governor’s chambers, dining hall of the Britishers, the history museum, museum of cartoon art, museum of arms & ammunition and many more.
Speaking to Pune Pulse, Pournima Gaikwad, a curator of the heritage walk, shared the thought process behind it. “The main objective of the heritage walk is to spread historical literacy among the participants as there are a lot of misconceptions regarding the construction of the main building. The university forms a very important part of Pune’s heritage. Hence, our aim on this heritage walk is to ensure that the right kind of well-researched information is passed down to the participants,” Gaikwad added.
The heritage walk is going to be conducted on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of every month from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. There is no entry fee or registration. The walk starts from Potdar Sankul and ends at the main building of Pune University.
Thus, the organizers encourage everyone to be a part of this heritage walk to know accurate information about Pune University.