Param Poojya Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Smarak Samiti's

Dr. Ambedkar College

Deeksha Bhoomi, Nagpur


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The Third session of Yatra-journey through Nagpur, Vidarbha & Maharashtra was conducted on 1st February 2017. The speaker for the session was Dr. Prashant Sonone, Scientist, Archaeological survey of India (ASI), Nagpur. His topic of talk was ‘History of Buddhism in Vidarbha.’
In the first part of his talk, he started his talk about briefing the students about how to make a career in archaeology. In that he emphasized the ways and means especially through the competitive examinations that one could get through in this field of Archeology. In the second part of the talk, he highlighted about how Mansar is a heritage site. A Stupa is made there of Lord Gautam Buddha. Bhadravati in Chandrapur has a Buddhist Monastery.
In Maharashtra, we have Deccan land which is easy to break and get the outlines in Chandrapur. During his regime, king Ashoka had made 12 Shillas in Vidarbha. There is a stupa in Bhandara named as Pavani Stupa & Bhivakund Shailkruti. It was a room in a deep cave exclusively used for meditation.
Piperdol Shailkruti Guffa & Potur Shailakruti Guffa at Akola used for praying purpose & meditation of Bhikshus. The Bhadravati Guffa in Chandrapur was also the part of same. A place called Hamlapuri in Nagpur was a place where a Buddhist statue was found. A place name Takshashila is famous for finding Buddhist statues made of black stones particularly.
He concluded his talk by telling the story wherein Hinyan (where Lord Gautam Buddha’s statue was found), Mahayan (wherein people started praying to Lord Gautam Buddha).
The Director of our college Dr.(Mrs.) K. M. Reddy, Principal of the college Dr. P. C. Pawar,, Registrar of the College, Dr Arun Joseph, Dr. S. M. Naranje and teacher incharge and coordinator of the program, Dr.(Mrs) Aarti N. Wazalwar were prominently present on the dais.
The whole program was compered by Ms Radhika Kayande. The guest was introduced by Ms Aditi Joshi. Vole of thanks was proposed by Ms Sapna Sawaimul. Ms Sayali Dhakole worked hard for the success of the program.

 Report Of Yatra – A Journey Through Nagpur, Vidarbha & Maharashtra (2015-16)

A program named “YATRA – A Journey Through Nagpur, Vidarbha & Maharashtra”, was conducted on 5th April 2016 at Dr. Ambedkar College, Deekshabhoomi, Nagpur. The Guest Speaker for this program was Dr. Prabhas Sahu, Associate Professor at Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archeology at Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur. He presented a Power Point Presentation on the topic ‘Tracing the History of Nagpur’. He spoke in details about Neolithic age, Mesolithic age & many Archeological Burial Sites in & around Nagpur. He also highlighted the rich cultural History of Nagpur. He mentioned how the archeological found at Nanadanvan, Wadi, Futala Lake in Nagpur were important from Archeological point of view. At the beginning of his talk he explained in details what exactly Archeology meant. His talk was really informative & interesting. The program was anchored by Ms. Sayali Dhakole. Muneshwar Nandeshwar & Rajat Gupta worked hard for the success of the program. Ms. Aditi Joshi introduced the guest Dr. Prabhas Sahu & Ms. Tapasya Uprade presented interesting facts about Nagpur. Vote of thanks was given by Manish Singh. The whole program was coordinated & conceptualized by Dr. Aarti Wazalwar. Dr. P.C. Pawar, Principal of the college & Dr. Arun Joseph, Registrar of the college were present for the program.

 Report Of Yatra – A Journey Through Nagpur, Vidarbha & Maharashtra (2012-13)

A guest lecture of Dr. Ismail Kelelu, ex. Head of Department of Archaeology, RTM, Nagpur University, Nagpur was organised on 18th Dec. 2012 in the college premises. The topic of his talk was pre and prototype history of Nagpur. He spoke about excavations and lots of burial sites in an around Nagpur. He also explained in details the importance of things that are excavated and how he tells us about the people, their culture, their way of life and the ancient history during that period. The program was liked by students, who also asked him questions after the talk. The program was compared as well as vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. (Mrs.) Aarti N. Wazalwar . The whole program was well coordinated by Dr. (Mrs.) Aarti N. Wazalwar. Dr. (Mrs.) K. M. Reddy gave introductory remarks and welcomed the guest. Mr. S. M. Shende was also present for the program.