Guest Speaker Pro gramme – French Revolution Through a Cultural Lens

The History Department of Delhi Public School RK Puram organised a Virtual Guest speaker Programme on 2 June.The Guest Speaker for the day was Ms. Neeru Ailawadi, Associate Professor (Delhi College of Arts and Commerce)

The session began with a question to the students by Dr. Neeru, ‘What comes to our mind when we think of History’? The students interacted enthusiastically and that set the tone of the session. Ms. Neeru cleared a lot of misconceptions that people generally have about the subject, before moving on to a comprehensive and lucid understanding of the term ‘revolution’. 

She highlighted the impact of the French Revolution on the contemporary world, especially everyday aspects like the metric system, evolution of language, dresses, effect on movements worldwide, and so on. The programme concluded with a detailed Question & Answer session, followed by an address by the Principal Ms Padma Srinivasan, and a Vote of thanks by Ms. Sapna Sharma.