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Students walk up to history

Udita Bansal was thrilled on Tuesday. The visit to Humayun's Tomb, a world heritage site at Nizamuddin, was a brush with living history.

delhi Updated: Nov 18, 2009 02:24 IST
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Udita Bansal was thrilled on Tuesday.

The visit to Humayun's Tomb, a world heritage site at Nizamuddin, was a brush with living history.

“This is such a nice and practical way of learning about our history,” said Bansal, a class VIII student of Modern School, Barakhamba Road. “Much better than the way it is taught in schools.”

For her classmate Naman Gupta, it was an eye-opener. “The message I am taking home today is that we should conserve and preserve our monuments for future generations,” he said.

Bansal and Gupta were part of a mixed group of students from different schools who participated in a heritage walk, part of a project called ‘My City, My History’.

The project, which was launched on Tuesday, aims to spread awareness about heritage among students.

The project is being organised by FOX History and Entertainment channel in association with the Indian National Trust for Arts and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), a pan-Indian NGO working to conserve heritage.

Similar heritage walks were conducted by INTACH experts at Mehrauli village, Basti Nizamuddin and Humayun’s Tomb as part of the programme.

“We are lUdita Bansal was thrilled on Tuesday.

The visit to Humayun's Tomb, a world heritage site at Nizamuddin, was a brush with living history.

“This is such a nice and practical way of learning about our history,” said Bansal, a class VIII student of Modern School, Barakhamba Road. “Much better than the way it is taught in schools.”

For her classmate Naman Gupta, it was an eye-opener. “The message I am taking home today is that we should conserve and preserve our monuments for future generations,” he said.

Bansal and Gupta were part of a mixed group of students from different schools who participated in a heritage walk, part of a project called ‘My City, My History’.

The project, which was launched on Tuesday, aims to spread awareness about heritage among students.

The project is being organised by FOX History and Entertainment channel in association with the Indian National Trust for Arts and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), a pan-Indian NGO working to conserve heritage.

Similar heritage walks were conducted by INTACH experts at Mehrauli village, Basti Nizamuddin and Humayun’s Tomb as part of the programme.

“We are looking forward to inspire young minds to showcase the heritage of their respective cities and become more responsible towards the historical treasures,” said Sudha Sadhanand, vice president (Programming) of FOX.

Shobita Punj, INTACH’s Director (Heritage Education and Communication Services) said the mission was to create awareness among children.

“Our objective is to spread heritage awareness among schoolchildren,” said Punj.

ooking forward to inspire young minds to showcase the heritage of their respective cities and become more responsible towards the historical treasures,” said Sudha Sadhanand, vice president (Programming) of FOX.

Shobita Punj, INTACH’s Director (Heritage Education and Communication Services) said the mission was to create awareness among children.

“Our objective is to spread heritage awareness among schoolchildren,” said Punj.