Students from 200 schools in India and seven SAARC countries participate in a project that takes them back to their roots

Over 1, 200 students from over 200 schools in India and seven SAARC countries highlighted the kaleidoscopic changes taking place in the heritage of their respective regions at a five-month-long project ‘Anveshan 2012 — Sepia to Colour’ that concluded in the Capital this past week.

While the Lahore College of Art and Science won in the international category, the Tagore Public School, Jaipur, St. Joseph’s Convent, Bhopal and PSBB Learning Academy, Bangalore won in regional categories.

The winners were felicitated in the categories of Cheshta, Utsaah, Jumbish and Udgaar.

According to Ambreen Austin, educator at the Lahore College of Arts and Science, the competition helped the young participants from Pakistan unfold their wings of imagination, to build and cultivate ideas about the multifarious ways of life.

“The heritage of our subcontinent, being one of the oldest in the world, is blessed with a legacy of distinct culture, tradition, customs and festivals. The children, during the making of the project, visited their rich past thus weaving in the magic of heritage and culture, depicting the conundrums of inheritance and tradition.”

ITIHAAS founder director Smita Vats said the event gave the children an opportunity to look at their heritage in their own unique ways by picking the best from the past and blending it with their future.