A celebration of Indian history
Sanelisiwe A. Mabaso
Mehndi artists, guided tours, face painting, historical education and cultural garments: The 1820 Heritage Museum in Derby Street, hosted its second annual family day on the 29th of June.
The museum hosted the event to educate family members of all ages on the significant role of Indians in collective South African history. In addition to historical education, there was a lot of entertainment and activities promoting diversity.
Spokesperson for the Centre, Satish Dhupelia, explained that the aim of the event was to celebrate and educate families, especially the youth, about South African history and the role of the Indian community in fighting apartheid.
“This Centre tells stories not told in history textbooks. The idea of a family day is so we can get different generations to come out and learn about the history of the Indian community and how it fits into South Africa. We have a responsibility to educate,” he said.
The event, which is in its second year, included a guided tour of the museum, jumping castles for the children and live music for families to enjoy.
Pictures: Mandisa Magubane