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Dadi Poti ki Kahanyia
Dadi Poti ki Kahanyia

Dadi Poti ki Kahanyia 

6TH Aug 2011 at 9:30 a.m.

Venue : Lawns of Tomb of Dadi Poti, Hauz Khas


Shahjahanabad Redevelopment Corporation (SRDC) has organised a special Heritage event titled “Dadi Poti ki Kahaniya“(Grandmother’s Tales) in the grounds of Dadi Poti ke Maqbare to link different generation of citizens namely the Grandmothers/ Fathers with Grandchildren and to create a civic movement on developing sense of belongingness towards heritage of Delhi among varied sections of society. SRDC has invited 20 RWA’s, 10 Schools who have attended in house training workshops and heritage walks of SRDC.

SRDC has strategized and executed several heritage activities for the citizens of Delhi:

  • A program with schools of Delhi - Heritage and Pedagogy
  • Heritage Walks for Citizens of Delhi.
  • Heritage Activities with Resident Welfare Associations

SRDC has designed a website http:srdc.delhigovt.nic.in, facebook page to involve more people in the movement, share their views, suggestions.

Dadi Poti ke Maqbare

The term Dadi-Poti (grandmother-granddaughter) used for two tomb placed side by side, was perhaps coined because of the fact that one tomb is bigger than the other. It is not known who is buried here. The smaller building (Poti) has sloping walls and a distinctive lantern on the dome. It measures 11.8 meters by 11.8 meters and belongs to the Tughlaq period (1321-1414). The ornately decorated northern façade is unusual because the main entrance to tombs is usually from the south. The bigger tomb (Dadi) measures 15.86 meters and dates to the Lodi period.

09.30 AM

Arrival of Hon'ble Chief Minister of Delhi

09.31 AM – 9.33 AM

Welcome of Hon'ble of Chief Minister of Delhi and other esteemed Invitees by Smt. Rita Kumar, Managing Director, SRDC

09.33 AM – 09.38 AM

An Introduction to the Heritage Site representing resounding tales of the City. Story telling by Dr. Navina Jafa, Consultant (Heritage), SRDC

09.38 AM – 09.43 AM

Mrs. Sushma Seth – Narrates a story on Delhi

09.43 AM – 09.48 AM

Mrs. Manorama Jafa – Children Literature – Art of Story telling

09.48 AM – 09.53 AM

Gotali Bhopi and Family – Traditional story telling from the folk tradition of “Bapuji ka Phad”

09.53 AM – 09:57 AM

Hon'ble Minister for Women and Child Development and Social Welfare, Prof.Kiran Walia, Guest of Honour, sharing experiences on story telling

09.57 AM

Hon'ble Chief Minister of Delhi – Narrating Grand Mother's journey in Delhi


Vote of thanks by Smt. Sonika Singh, General Manager, SRDC



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