Delhi Metro Museum Unveils Its Information Brochure in Braille on the Occasion of Its Eighth Anniversary
The Delhi Metro Museum unveiled a special edition of its museum information brochure in Braille to commemorate its eighth anniversary on 30th December, 2016.
The Braille brochure, printed both in English and Hindi will be very helpful for its visually challenged visitors, who will be able to get all the relevant information about the museum from this brochure.
The new brochure was launched at the Metro Museum, Patel Chowk by Mrs. Veerbala, wife of DMRC’s Managing Director, Dr. Mangu Singh and the wives of the other directors of DMRC.
On the occasion, visually challenged children from the NGO Saksham performed a beautiful skit titled ‘Hum Kisi Se Kam Nahi’ in which they discussed about the various challenges as well as the facilities available for the visually challenged. A special storytelling session for the children was also organised by the museum in which a professional storyteller was roped in to narrate inspiring stories to the children.
On the sidelines of the event, a six day long art exhibition titled ‘Metro Through Their Eyes’ was also inaugurated by Mrs. Veerbala, in which a few orthopedically challenged children have articulated their love for the Delhi Metro through a series of paintings and artworks. The orthopedically challenged children belong to the NGO, Prerna Niketan Sangh.
The Delhi Metro Museum has always been very conscious about its social responsibilities. In the past also, drawing competitions, workshops etc have been organised for physically challenged children, kids undergoing treatment for cancer and special visits have been arranged for senior citizens.
Delhi Metro Museum organises Puppet Making Workshop for Underprivileged Children
The Delhi Metro Museum organised a Puppet making workshop for underprivileged children at its Patel Chowk premises.
More than 40 children from different age groups participated in the workshop, organised on 27 May 2016 in which they prepared puppets under the supervision of puppeteers from the Kathputli colony.
A puppet show informing the children about the etiquette of traveling by Metro was also organised on the occasion. The primary objective of organising the workshop was to create awareness about safe and disciplined Metro travel among the children.
Through the workshop, an effort was also made to harness the creative faculties of the children who came primarily from the underprivileged classes of the society. The Metro Museum tied up with an NGO, Arpana which brought the children to the museum.
The children were also taken on a Metro train ride and a conducted tour of the Metro Museum was also organised. All participants were given gifts and participation certificates.
The event was a part of the Metro Museum’s social outreach and CSR activities under which it keeps organising workshops and visits of children, senior citizens from all classes of the society. In the past the museum has conducted workshops for children undergoing treatment for cancer, orthopedically challenged children, senior citizens etc.
Model of new phase 3 metro train unveiled at metro museum to celebrate museum’s seventh anniversary
A model of the brand new standard gauge Metro trains which will be operating on the new Phase 3 Metro corridors, was unveiled on 30/12/2015 at the Metro Museum to commemorate the museum’s seventh anniversary.
The model, with a length of about eight feet is an exact miniature replica of the new high tech trains, which are slated to operate on the Majlis Park – Shiv Vihar and Janakpuri West – Botanical Garden corridors by the end of 2016.
The new exhibit was unveiled at the museum by Smt. Veerbala, the wife of DMRC’s Managing Director, Dr. Mangu Singh, who graced the occasion as the Chief Guest along with the wives of the other functional directors of the organization.
A brand new photo gallery comprising of many rare photographs of important events in the Delhi Metro along with new souvenir items – specially designed pen drives and caps, were also unveiled on the occasion. In another initiative, a ‘creative corner’ was started by the museum where people will be encouraged to display their creative work. Apart from the above, children from the ‘under-bridge free’ school, Yamuna Bank also took a ride on the Delhi Metro and were taken on a tour of the Metro Museum. The ‘under-bridge free’ school at Yamuna Bank operates below the Metro viaduct for under privileged children where more than a hundred children from the nearby areas attend classes.
Drawing Competition Organised For Children as part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
A drawing competition for children was organized by the Delhi Metro Museum on 28/10/2015 to spread awareness about cleanliness and hygiene as part of the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’.
More than 80 children from some government schools across the city including some children from the Children’s Home run by DMRC participated in the competition organized at the Metro Museum, Patel Chowk. The theme of the competition was ‘Clean Metro, Clean India’.
Children participated in the competition with great enthusiasm and also promised to keep the premises clean around the Metro as well as their houses and schools. Cash awards were given away to the worthy winners.
Delhi Metro Museum Organises Workshop For Children Undergoing Treatment For Cancer
A workshop on Metro travel was organised for children undergoing treatment for cancer, by the Delhi Metro Museum on 16th July, 2015. As part of the workshop, the children were taken on a Metro train ride from AIIMS to Patel Chowk and a guided tour of the Metro Museum there. A presentation on the basic facilities available in the Metro in case of any medical emergency was given to them and some short films on the basic etiquettes of Metro travel were also screened.
Later the children also participated in a drawing competition and prizes were given to the worthy winners. About 30 children from the age of three to 18 participated in the workshop. They are currently in different stages of treatment for the disease. The event was organised in association with the NGO – Cankids...kidscan, which works for the welfare of such children. The Metro Museum had organised a similar workshop for the orthopedically challenged children last year.
Delhi Metro Museum Introduces New Exhibit- A giant Replica of tunnel boring machine`s cutter head
The Delhi Metro Museum introduced a new attraction for the visitors – an 8 ft tall giant replica of the cutter head of a tunnel boring machine (TBM) on 15th December, 2014 which will give the visitors a real time experience of how these giant machines bore tunnels underground.
The new exhibit was unveiled at the Metro Museum in Patel Chowk by Delhi Metro’s Managing Director, Dr. Mangu Singh in the presence of DMRC’s other Directors and senior officials. This replica has been madeof mild steel and looks exactly like the original cutter head of a TBM. The cutter head replica revolves like the original cutter heads. A separate button has also been provided, through which commentary, both in English and Hindi, narrating the details of the machine can be heard by the visitors. Visitors can also read about the cutter head from a display board installed in front of the exhibit.
The Cutter Head of a TBM is a circular structure at the front of the machine which cuts through the soil surface to facilitate the construction of underground tunnels. Armed with ‘teeth’ it revolves clockwise and bores through the surface, while the other components of the TBM help in taking the muck out and facilitate further tunnel construction by putting up the pre-cast concrete segments of the tunnel in sequence.
The type of the Cutter Head depends on the nature of the soil surface. There are different Cutter Heads for soft soil, hard rock and other kinds of surface. This is undoubtedly one of the most important components of a Tunnel Boring Machine.
Senior Citizens take metro ride on the occassion of metro museum`s anniversary ; new exbhitis and model unveiled
Senior citizens took a free Metro ride and were taken on a tour of the Metro Museum, Patel Chowk on the occasion of the museum’s sixth anniversary celebrations on 31 december, 2014.
A group of 20 senior citizens associated with the NGO, Sehyog Vikas Samiti, Badarpur were invited to the Metro Museum on the occasion of its sixth anniversary. These senior citizens were brought by Metro from Tughlakabad and taken on a tour of the museum at Patel Chowk. It was a thrilling experience for some of them, as they had never boarded the Metro earlier.
Smt. Veerbala, the wife of DMRC’s Managing Director, Dr. Mangu Singh, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest along with the wives of all the other functional directors of the organization. They interacted with the senior citizens and also handed over gifts and souvenirs to them as a gesture of gratitude for their visit.
The Delhi Metro Museum has always been very conscious about its social responsibilities. In past also, special drawing competitions for cancer affected children and workshops for the physically challenged children have been organized.
Smt. Veerbala also unveiled a new model of a standard gauge train coming out of an elevated Metro station. This new exhibit is expected to be a great attraction for the visitors to the museum. A hand crafted standard gauge train model and new models of toy trains were also unveiled by the chief guest.
The Delhi Metro Museum is one of the few museums globally which are dedicated to Metro railway. A treasure trove of display panels, historical photographs and exhibits about the Metro, the museum traces the genesis of the Delhi Metro. Since its inception, the museum has been visited by many eminent dignitaries, researchers and students.
DELHI METRO MUSEUM ORGANISES WORKSHOP FOR THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED
The Delhi Metro Museum recently organized a workshop on Metro travel for its physically challenged commuters. Vital information about the facilities available for the physically challenged commuters in the Delhi Metro was shared with the participants of the workshop.
A power point presentation, detailing the facilities available for the physically challenged commuters was given. A documentary film, which highlighted these facilities and also shed light on the procedures to use them at the stations and trains, was also screened. About 40 participants from various age groups ranging from nine to 40 took active part in the workshop. Metro Museum organized the event in association with Prerna Niketan Sangh, a non-governmental organization working for physically challenged people.
In addition to the presentations and film screenings, a drawing competition was organized for the children and a quiz competition was organized for the participants aged above 17. DMRC's Director (Finance), Sh. KK Saberwal graced the occasion and gave away the prizes to the winners of these competitions.