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The Timeless Jantar Mantar 2023

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We are students of Shah International School. We travelled to Jaipur with a team of Journey Mentors from EdTerra Edventures. We were divided into teams on the journey. There were four members in our team – Ayushman Choudary, Ranveer Singh, Pratyaksh Sehgal and Paras Chopra.

We studied many things on this journey. Jantar Mantar was commissioned by the genius Sawai Jai Singh II. There are five Jantar Mantar in India – New Delhi, Varanasi, Jaipur, Ujjain and Mathura. Jantar means ‘instrument’ and Mantar means ‘calculation’. There are many instruments in Jantar Mantar used for calculating the position of astronomical objects. The Brihat Samrat Yantra is the largest sundial in the world that measures the time to an accuracy of 2 seconds. The base of its gnomon is 44 metres in length. It is believed that Indian astrologers still gather at the Samrat Yantra on the full moon days of June and July to study the movement and direction of the wind, which they believe helps them forecast the rains in the coming three months. Jai Prakash Yantra also helps in the calculation of time.

The first thing we observed was that the Jantar Mantar is still working properly even after being made in 1729. We believe that Sawai Jai Singh was very creative. We learnt that technology is not very important as the Jantar Mantar, made in 1729 can do high calculations as well.

Team Members: Ayushman Choudhary, Paras Chopra, Pratyaksh Sehgal & Ranveer Singh (Shah International School, Paschim Vihar).

EdTerra Edventures conducts various other programs for the youth. If you go to school and are under 17 years of age, ask your school to contact us to arrange a visit to your school for an introduction to “Jaipur: Make an Impression” and other journeys under EdTerra’s India Discovery Program.

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Shah International School - Paschim Vihar

Old timers, who had done their senior secondary or higher secondary in 60’s and 70’s, always try to draw a parallel between the bygone era and the present times. They are often amazed and look in awe at the present teaching methodology which is replete with the usage of high end technology and Computers. The educational landscape, in last 25-30 yrs, has changed and grown exponentially, albeit in quality and with the advent of Internet, Almighty Google coupled with so many other concepts, Language lab, Mathematics lab, children find school a haven and retreat. The curiosity in them increases day in and day out and they cannot restrain their temptation to gloat over the innovations in technology, made available to them that they experience and enjoy. Therefore, they spend each day in the school, marvelling the educational modules which are updated at the alarming rate, with renewed energy couched in curiosity.


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