Nehru Planetarium Field Trip: October '18

At least once in our lives, we have all looked up at the sky and wondered about the universe.

With this thought, Aboli Foundation sponsored a field trip to the Nehru Planetarium and Taraporewala Aquarium for third and fourth graders on October 20. 2018. The students were from three ZP (government-run) schools called Temki Paada, Tal Paada and Dasgao in Mahim.


The day started at 7:15 with bright smiles and excitement in the air. Once everyone had boarded the bus, the children immediately began singing songs and dancing. Regardless of which song was being sung or played, everyone joined in.

Video here.

There was a moment of awe as the bus took the Bandra-Worli Sea Link. Eyes were glued to the window to see the wonderful scene outside: waves rippling, the Mumbai skyline, not to mention the marvelous bridge itself.

The bus reached the Nehru Center at 11:00 AM. Amidst a flurry of excitement, the students were shown a fascinating ten-minute film about Indian culture. Next, they were taken to the India History Museum where they learnt about the freedom fighters and India’s Independence Movement.

After lunch, the students watched the famous Bhramanda, “Our Universe,” light and sound show in the Dome Theater. It was a brilliant show which dazzled the children. After, the planetarium, the bus headed to Taraporwala Aquarium in Marine Drive where the students watched the turtles and other fish swim lazily around them.

After the educational trip, the bus headed back to Mahim. Despite the tiring day, the return journey still consisted of dancing and singing.

“Aboli Foundation did a really great job in taking the initiative to take 34 underprivileged kids to Mumbai Darshan. It was a lifetime experience for the kids as well as volunteers and teachers.” — Amey Raut

We are very grateful to all our sponsors for making this field trip. A big shout-out to all the volunteers and teachers who helped chaperone the trip.


Amey Raut

Monika Raut

Chaitanya Patil

Aaditya Desai

Rajas Patil


Poonam Churi (Temki Paada)

Ranjana Patil (Dasgao School)

Dilvarsing Vasave (Tal Paada)

Saloni More