Staff Reporter

CHENNAI: The Parampara Heritage Club of Sri Sankara Vidyashramam Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Thiruvanmiyur, has won the "Best Heritage Club Award" of the INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage). It will receive a cash award of Rs.10,000.

The school has been selected from among 500 Heritage Clubs established in schools across the country. Kalpalatha Mohan, principal of the school, said INTACH had called for reports from schools on the activities of the Heritage Clubs since their inception in 2003.

"The members of our school have displayed projects during the Madras Day Celebrations organised by INTACH every year. Our students visited Illalur and Echangadu in 2004 and interacted with villagers. In turn, 20 children from the villages visited our school last year. They stayed in the homes of the Heritage Club members and got a taste of urban life. Heritage visits to places such as Mamallapuram and Gingee Fort have been regularly undertaken by the club," she said.