Shuka Vana & Jayalakshmi Vilas Palace

17 th December, 2022 ushered in a day where the children were promised lots of fun learning that was to include a unique mixture of “feathered friends” & “heritage history”. Students from Grades 1 to 4 of NSE, Mysore had this amazing combination of visits on their field trip day starting with Shuka Vana on Najangud road. Here the children experienced the wonderful collection of exotic birds housed at Sri Ganapati Sachidananda Ashram.

These birds with their lively ways never fail to create a vibrant environment especially when children are around. Their colors, the unique noises they make and the groups which sit and gawk at visitors guarantee the fun expected by the children. The students also saw and learnt the names of various rare birds like Hyacinth Macau, Gold Concur, King Parrot and others. Icing on the cake was when they got to meet the Maharshi in the ashram.

After concluding the visit to their feathered friends, the next stop for NSE children was Jayalakshmi Vilas palace. Here they were in surprise looking at the wonderous collection at the Raja Ravi Verma museum. Observing the children’s enthusiasm, the museum supervisors took time and explained to them the various artifacts that were on display. They saw Navarathna diamond coin vortex, they saw Sir Bhagavad-Gita written in 18 languages and also got to experience the old times utensils, colorful puppets and many other things that were on display.

Their interactions with folks at the museum and the manner they conducted themselves following their principal’s instructions to the T really made it a memorable occasion. The whole trip day was rounded up with having snacks in the green premises of the palace and returning back to their NSE campus.