In an attempt to popularise heritage education among schoolchildren, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is all set to come up with an interactive heritage website.
The website, to be officially launched on Monday, will initially have four domains - Built Heritage, Natural Heritage, Performing Arts and Arts and Crafts - where students can contribute by working on that particular area which interests them.
Partnered with Sahapedia - an online encyclopedia on Indian Culture and Heritage - the project, which primarily focuses on creating awareness, is an attempt to create space for synergy in the area of heritage education.
"It is a forum where students, teachers and even parents can come together and get a comprehensive view into the pluralistic and diverse culture of the country. They can contribute content in this space, share experiences, knowledge and the joy of learning together. There are definitions and guidelines for schools and teachers to follow and a lot of sample material and games are available for students," said Sudha Gopalakrishnan, executive director of Sahapedia.
Other partners on the project, which was ideated around six months back, are the National Museum of Natural History and SPICMACAY.
"We want maximum amount of participation to make this website a success. Schools from all over the country can be a part of this initiative by sending us inputs, pictures, videos and various other resources, which after careful screening and technical and content input can be uploaded on the web," a CBSE official associated with the project said.