Keeping in tune with this year’s theme ‘Heritage of Education’, hundreds of school children from different Delhi schools participated in ‘Heritage Walks’ at Jantar Mantar, Humayun’s Tomb and Red Fort on Thursday, World Heritage Day.
The 16th century tomb-gardens of Isa Khan Niyazi and Bu Halima — an integral part of the World Heritage site complex of Humayun’s Tomb — were thrown open for visitors after undergoing extensive conservation and restoration.
At the Red Fort, about 1000-odd students took an oath to be heritage leaders and conducted a special study module. The art events included poster making, slogan writing and sketching.
“While the event at the Humayun’s Tomb was organised by Aga Khan Trust for Culture, at Jantar Mantar, it was the NGO Space and at Red Fort, the ASI joined hands with NGO Itihaas for heritage walks,” said Daljeet Singh, ASI’s Delhi circle chief.
April 18 was endorsed as the International Day for Monuments and Sites —called the World Heritage Day — by UNESCO in 1983. This year’s theme was ‘Heritage of Education’.
After a daylong conference, Popular Front of India, a social organisation, released a poster thrashing the ASI for neglect of Mughal era monuments.