The Delhi Chapter of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) has been appointed by the Delhi Tourism & Transportation Development Corporation for preparing a nomination dossier to inscribe Delhi on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Cities.
As part of the process, the Heritage Education & Communication Service wing of INTACH is reaching out to young citizens of Delhi in schools across the city through an awareness campaign.
A workshop to achieve the same objective was conducted in the city this past week in which HECS Director Purnima Datt explained the programme to participants and also enlightened teachers on Delhi's rich heritage.
A presentation on the nomination process and the aim and objective of nominating Delhi as a world heritage city was also made by INTACH Delhi Chapter co-convenor Swapna Liddle.
Adopting a monument
The second half of the workshop on “Adopt a Monument” began with a discussion on adopting a monument by K. K. Mohammad of the Archaeology Survey of India, Delhi Circle.
He encouraged teachers to care for heritage and highlighted the excellent exhibits in the children's replica museum in Siri Fort area.