World Heritage Day has both historical as well as cultural significance as it not only aims to spread awareness about conservation of our rich heritage but it also aims to make people aware about their culture and its importance. To celebrate the occasion, Delhi Tourism in association with INTACH organised a heritage walk for school children on Monday in the sprawling grounds of Mehrauli Archaeological Park.
Students were excited to visit the monuments which they often read in their text books. Teachers also told students about the importance of each and every monument and also made them aware about why conservation of monument and preservation of heritage is important to us.
The heritage walk for students was conducted in Balbans Tomb, Jamali Kamali masjid, Quli Khan’s Tomb, Rajao ki Bauli.
Since the passing of a resolution by UNESCO in 1983 and suggesting that April 18 be designated as ‘International Day for Monuments and Sites’, April 18 is observed as World Heritage Day worldwide. The event was flagged off by Kapil Mishra, Minister for Tourism at Jamali & Kamali tomb. Also, Padmini Singhla, MD & CEO, DTTDC; Renu Sharma, Deputy Director Education, government of NCT of Delhi and other senior officials of DTTDC and Delhi government were present on this occasion.
To promote lesser known monuments, a photo exhibition and a story telling programme was also held on the same day.