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R.N Podar School, Mumbai

Topic - Kargil Vijay Diwas

In an effort to inculcate the feeling of patriotism among the students, Heritage club R.N Podar School celebrated Kargil Vijay Diwas on the 25th of July 2014. All the students of classes VI to VIII prepared greeting cards thanking Indian Armed services. The event was in the form of a competition based on the matter in the cards, originality of ideas and presentation. Students made the event a true success and prepared beautiful greeting cards for the soldiers. Some of them chose to sing patriotic songs in their class during the event. The greeting cards were later parceled to 5 different army head quarters of the regiments that had been a part of the Kargil war.


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Delhi Public School, Gurgaon

Topic - Heritage club activities for the month of July 2014

Topic - Parent's day
To enable children articulate their love and immense gratitude towards their parents, various enriching and creative activities were held in this month. The first session began with a brief interactive session on importance of parents followed by making a parents day card. It was heartwarming to see children make beautiful cards for their parents and expressing their love for them in simple words. A session was conducted wherein children expressed their feelings for their parents. Their love for their parents reflected in their eyes as they talked about the little things their parents do for them. They wrote a paragraph on what they appreciate in their parents. The session of making illustrations of parents was much enjoyed by the children as it also gave them opportunity to exercise their creative skills. They also gave interesting title to their parents like 'Awesome Parents!', 'Loving Parents', etc. A discussion on what they would like to talk about with their parents helped them realise that sharing with parents is of immense significance. The month long activities dedicated to parents was an excellent way to remind children the unconditional love that their parents shower on them. INTACH school group celebrated parent's day. An activity was organized for students of classes 6-8 in which they wrote notes of gratitude for their parents. These were then gifted as token of love to their parents.

Topic - Van Mahotsav
The spirit of Van Mahotsav was celebrated by the students of middle school. The members of our heritage club went to different sections very enthusiastically informing about the need to preserve trees. They shared information about the vanishing forests and its adverse effects on the environment. Our environmentalists also discussed the measures to conserve trees.


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Delhi School of Excellence, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad

Topic- Heritage Activities- June 2014- Natural Heritage

In the month of June, the tiny tots of pre-primary learnt about the importance of trees. The first thing they learnt was ‘Save trees, save the environment’. The month of juicy mouth watering mangoes had the tiny tots learn about mango tree through PPT, fun facts and worksheets followed. Making of a mango shake and relishing it as well, was a highlight. They learnt the importance of mango leaf in the culture of India and were taught how to make toran [a decorative door hanging made by tying mango leaves on a string]. The tiny tots enjoyed learning fun facts about mangoes, mango tree and mango leaves. The first and the second graders started the Heritage class on the topic Water – where the students recited a beautiful poems on water. A PPT was shown to them to identify the areas of water. The children drew lot of pictures to show the sources of water in colourful piece of art and craft. To beat the heat, mouth watering Chaska-Maska(Nimbu pani) was made and enjoyed by the students and they noted down the recipe. Wow! Little salt and mint tasted absolutely refreshing. To work and learn in groups an activity on healthy competition was conducted where grains, cereals, surf powder and suji powder was used to show the theme ‘Aqua’-a life for all. Documentation card was made with information on the local water body, the river that flows, the depth of the lake and its uniqueness. Grade 4 children were taught to make mango panna as it is a summer cooler and helps greatly in beating the heat in the summers. They were told to avoid unhealthy soft cola drinks in the summers and take recourse in the bountiful blessings that Mother Nature gives us. Grade 5 students started their session on the topic Animals wherein they were shown a Power Point Presentation titled 'The Call Of Nature' on Endangered Species which was followed by a PPT on Bird sanctuaries in India .Map work was done , where the children marked any five bird sanctuaries in India. An interesting activity on nest of birds was done where the children tried to make nest out of twigs and other materials. A documentary on a weaver bird making a nest was shown to the children which was greatly enjoyed.Grade 6 deals with Heritage as a Club activity every Saturday where a systematic syllabus of 80 minutes was chalked out to bring awareness on different aspects of Heritage in the young minds. The children got a brief overview of natural heritage which was followed by an activity where the children marked the kinds of forest in the scrap book. The life cycle of forest produce was drawn by the children. The children were made aware of the different state trees and flowers of India. Likewise, to arouse the creative minds of the children an activity of making quotes on trees was done. Fibre to Fabric was the topic given to the students to make a scroll on the complete life cycle of a cotton plant right from its inception till it is finally consumed and reused and the students in groups made an artistic and creative scroll on the given topic. Classes VII & VIII deal with ‘WATER’, under natural heritage. Students composed poems on the given theme and presented in the class. The best ones were presented on the School bulletin board. Subsequently, there were different activities like role play, puppetry, song composition,Poem, recitation model presentation depicting WATER CYCLE. The session ended up with a discussion on ‘water conservation’.

We decorated the Heritage Board for the month of June on the topic –Natural Heritage where the children made scrolls, wrote poems on trees, map work on different forests of India etc. This year the Heritage Facilitators are from grade VI - Ms Chetna and Ms Manasvi .


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R.N Podar School, Mumbai

Topic- Crafts Mela and Nature trail with tree plantation

CRAFTS MELA!!
FOR CLASSES 6, 7 and 8
23rd JUNE - Class 6
24th JUNE - Class 7
25th June - Class 8

STATES ALLOTTED TO EACH CLASS ARE AS FOLLOWS

CLASS 6 A - GUJARAT
B - KERALA
C - KASHMIR
D - ASSAM/ NORTH EAST STATES
E - MAHARASHTRA

CLASS 7 A - RAJASTHAN
B - TAMIL NADU
C - MAHARASHTRA
D - BENGAL
E - PUNJAB

CLASS 8 A - PUNJAB
B 1 - ANDHRA/TELANGANA
C - BIHAR
D - GUJARAT
E - RAJASTHAN
B 2 - NORTH EAST STATES

‘NATURE TRAIL’
DATE - 18TH JUNE
VENUE - MAHARASHTRA NATURE PARK
TIMINGS - 8.30 TO 11.30

TEN ACTIVE HERITAGE CLUB MEMBERS WOULD GET TO PLANT TREE, BECAUSE
'Vriksha Shiksha' IS OUR DESIRE...


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Delhi Public School, Sector 45, Gurgaon

Topic- Heritage activities for the month of May
Topic- Museum Day

The INTACH club activities during the month of May were dedicated to the museums as they are a nation’s memory bank and represent the cultural soul of the nation. The activities conducted during the sessions focussed on apprising children on the role of museums in society which includes collecting objects and materials of cultural, religious and historical importance, preserve them, research into them and present them to the public for the purpose of education and enjoyment. They were made to understand and appreciate the importance of museums in inculcating a sense of pride in the achievements of their forebearers through the tools and materials housed in the museum.

The children participated in the discussion with great enthusiasm, sharing their own experiences of the museums they had visited which ranged from the Doll Museum,Rail Museum and National Museum in Delhi which they visit as part of their ‘Delhi Darshan Trip’ in the junior wing. Children were aware of the famous museum Louvre, Paris. They gained knowledge about various terms associated with a museum like curator, artefacts, galleries etc. The session culminated with children illustrations of their visit to a museum.


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Delhi Public School, Sector 45, Gurgaon

Topic- Heritage activities for the month of May
Topic- Visit to Kiran Nadar Museum

30 students of Junior Wing visited an Art Exhibition on 7th May ’14 at KiranNadar Art Museum, New Delhi. It was interesting and helped children understand and appreciate the artworks of different artists.


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MIDDLE WING

Topic- International Museum Day

INTACH school group celebrated International Museum Day on 2nd May 2014. The middle school students researched and wrote about the unusual museums with different specializations.

The children participated enthusiastically and learnt about fascinating exhibits contained in these out of the ordinary museums.


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MIDDLE WING

Topic- Visit to National Museum

30 students from Middle Wing visited an Art Exhibition “Rupa-Pratirupa-The body in Indian Art” at National Museum on 1st May ’14. It was a nice and informative experience and it helped children to understand and appreciate the artworks of different artists.


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MIDDLE WING

Topic- Spic Macay

The school hosted an Odissi dance performance under the aegis of SPIC MACAY. The show commenced with the traditional lighting of the lamp by the renowned classical dancer, Smt. Kavita Dwibedi. The Principal, Ms. AditiMisra, welcomed the guests and felicitated them.. Ms. Kavita correlated the Odissi dance form with mathematics and gave a lecture cum demonstration before every performance. While speaking about the navarasas, she added that dance is a form of meditation, a celebration of life and a gift of God. Smt. Dwibedi was accompanied by Shri. Prafulla Kumar Mangaraj on mardal, Shri.Suresh Sethi as the vocalist, Shri.Gopinath Swain on violin and Shri Vishwanath Mangaraj on manjira. The performance ended with the students thanking the esteemed guest for giving them valuable insights into various facets of the Odissi dance form and helping them come closer to this classical dance form. Overall, it was an enriching experience for the students as they got a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of India.


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Govt. Degree College (Boys), Udhampur

Topic- Heritage Club Activities

In 2010, to mark the golden jubilee of the college, the institution adopted many innovative measures including the setting up of Heritage club. Since then , the activities conducted by the club includes workshop on Dogra folk art, two- day workshop on Dogra wall paintings, exhibition on heritage weapons, heritage walk to Ramnagar, Ghoda Gali etc, Lohri celebrated with tradition fervor, celebration of Christmas, Basant Panchami etc. The teachers and students would be organizing more heritage related activities.


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Ryan International School, Sector-40, Gurgaon

Topic- Celebration of Mother’s Day

Keeping in sync with Founder Chairman Sir Dr. Augustine F. Pinto’s vision of expressing gratitude for all that God provides us and for a wonderful family that he has blessed us with, the children got involved in various activities to show how deeply they respect and love their mothers. The tiny tots of Montessori made vibrant cards with heartwarming messages for their ever loving mothers. They even made ‘Utility baskets’ using paper to help their mother get more organized. The Montessori wing had also organized events like ‘Mumma’s recipe’ and ‘Fashion show’ for their ever willing and enthusiastic mothers. The contests saw the overzealous and high spirited mothers participate vehemently. Classes I and II made glittering crowns for their fairy mothers to treat them royally. Students of classes III to V composed poems showcasing their endless and ever prevailing love for awesome mothers. The school also organized a special assembly to commemorate the occasion wherein the students presented a talk show on the ‘Significance of Mother’s Day’ and a skit on the topic ‘A Meticulous Mother’.


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Ryan International School, Sector-40, Gurgaon

Topic- Special Assembly remembering the martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh

An informative talk show was conducted to apprise the students about the contributions made by the common people of India during the freedom struggle. The children threw light on great deeds of Bhagat Singh, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and King Martin Luther pertaining to non-violence and their peace movements. The School Head Ms. Peeya Sharma appreciated the laborious efforts of the students and emphasized in inculcating the value of patriotism, peace and non-violence.


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Ryan International School, Sector-40, Gurgaon

Topic- Celebration of World Laughter Day

On 5th May’14 to mark the ‘World Laughter Day’, the message of happiness among the students was spread and let them know the importance of ‘Laughter’. ‘Laughter is the best medicine’ was the message given by the students through Talk Show, Radio Jockey Show, Laughing exercises, Poetry Recitation. Students came dressed up as Charlie Chapline and clown. Many of them came with smile badges and brought some placards related to the topic. All the students enthusiastically participated to make it a success. The School Head Ms. Peeya Sharma encouraged the students to follow Chairman Sir Dr. Augustine F. Pinto’s vision of adapting a healthy life style. She advised the students to distress through laughter and laugh often as it is contagious and spreads like fire.


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Ryan International School, Sector-40, Gurgaon

Topic- Declamation Competition on ‘Global Warming’

In creating awareness among the students to take care of our Mother Earth as it is the heritage for all of us, a Declamation Competition was held for the students, providing them a platform to express themselves as best they could. The event topic was-‘Global Warming’. All the students were full of enthusiasm as they prepared themselves to compete with their classmates. The declamation showed the sensitivity of the young generation towards environment. Their love for Mother Earth was clearly evident. It was time for them to share the ways they had adopted to save our earth from global warming. It also gave some new ideas to the students. The students with the best presentations were awarded. The competition encouraged the students to hone their speaking skills as well as to build up more confidence in facing an audience.


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Gundecha Education Academy, Mumbai

Topic- Introduction of "Heritage Club"

The school is interested in introducing "Heritage Club" at our school and also organizing various activities related to inculcate cultural consciousness in the young Indian minds and has on many occasions been awarded for the various initiatives taken. The school would like to open a heritage Club in the school premises to foster awareness in students.


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Ryan International School, Sector-40, Gurgaon

Topic- Celebration of World Heritage Day

Ryan International School, Sector-40 celebrated World Heritage Day in the school premises on 17th April’14 with great enthusiasm. The endeavour was to make the students understand the fact that World Heritage is the shared wealth of humankind & protecting and preserving this valuable asset demands the collective efforts of the international community. This special day offers an opportunity to raise the public's awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage and the efforts that are required to protect and conserve it, as well as draw attention to its vulnerability. The guest of honour was Mr. Atul Dev, Convener, INTACT, Gurgaon. Students presented an interesting & informative act on the ‘Seven Wonders’ of modern world. An informative and educative talk show was also organized by the Ryanites. The students danced to the rhythmic steps presented by tiny tots. The performance indeed was captivating and left everyone spellbound. Apart from this all parts of the assembly had the “World Heritages” as the underlying theme to emphasize on its importance for our future generations. This was in keeping with our respected Chairman sir’s vision point of promoting cultural values & heritage. The guest Mr. Atul Dev was full of praise for the efforts of the students. Our respected principal, Ms. Peeya Sharma appreciated the students & motivated them with her encouraging words.


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Ryan International School, Sector-40, Gurgaon

Topic- Celebration of Earth Day

Ryan International School, Sector-40, Gurgaon organized a Special Assembly to mark the Earth Day Celebration on 22nd April’14. The guest of honour for the day was Mr. Brijeshwar Tyagi, Security Manager for Medanta who is closely associated with Environment and disaster management . It was a day to share the incredible efforts put by each Ryanite throughout the year to celebrate the presence of nature around us. The young Ryanites participated in the Inter Class Debate Competition ‘Are we really nurturing the nature’ to reaffirm our collective responsibility and to promote harmony with nature. The thought provoking talk show- ‘Together we have and we can… ‘was the limelight of the day. It updated the rallies organized by the school and encouraged everyone to be a part of it. The enthralling dance performance had the dancers expressing their love for nature through the fusion dance. It focused on green cities, mobilizing a million of people to create a sustainable and a healthy environment. To give wings and reality to the vision of the Chairman, Dr. Augustine F. Pinto’s, for saving and creating a healthy environment, the school encourages each child to plant saplings on their birthdays and celebrates Earth Day and Environment week, with plantation drive, rallies and street plays. It was an immense proud moment for the School Head Ms. Peeya Sharma whose ideas and hardwork were shown and depicted in the special assembly. She encouraged the students and motivated them to continue with their effort to create a conductive environment for the animals and humans to live a healthy life.


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Ryan International School, Sector-40, Gurgaon

Topic- Potter's wheel Demonstration

Ryan International School, Sector-40, Gurgaon organized a ‘Potter’s wheel’ demonstration for the students of classes III to V. Mr. Amar, a potter, demonstrated the interesting but fast diminishing art of pottery. He made pots, diyas and various animals with clay and attracted students’ attention. The enthusiastic Ryanites got the opportunity to make pots and animals themselves. They had the feel of the potter’s wheel and the technique to be used. Mr. Amar gave them tips to have a better result on the wheel. He told them to check the amount of water to be used and the pressure to be applied. He suggested using the hands and fingers softly and gently. Ryanites were highly impressed and extremely thrilled. The activity was in sync with Chairman Sir Dr. Augustine .F Pinto’s vision of preserving the rich art, culture and heritage of our country. School head Ms. Peeya Sharma motivated the young Ryanites and encouraged them to protect our country’s vast heritage. She, with her inspiring words, ignited the feeling of responsibility towards India’s heritage among all the Ryanites. The students expressed their gratitude and desire to have more such workshops in future.


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Delhi Public School Maruti Kunj Gurgaon

Topic- Cultural Fest

The Heritage Club, Delhi Public School Maruti Kunj Gurgaon organized a Cultural Fest ‘Glimpses of Indian Culture’ presented by the students of class VII. The six sections of class VII were representing the six regions such as North, South, Central, East, North East and West India. The participants from all the six sections of class VII were divided into groups of seven-eight students. Each group was depicting the glimpse of India’s diverse culture which included music/dance/drama/art/painting/craft/dress/famous personalities /skit (language and literature)/cuisines/architecture (model) etc of a particular state/union territory of India. During the cultural fest, children decorated their classrooms and it seemed like the entire Indian culture came in the sections of class VII. Students depicted very beautiful, charming and awesome pictures of important and interesting cultural aspects of our country. The event was organized on 06.02.2014(Thursday) during the school hour only. In the first half, all the children from class VII arranged and decorated their respective class rooms with the articles, posters etc. depicting the particular region/states. In the second half, Students welcomed the respected principal Mrs. Rachna Pandit , Vice principal Mrs. Ritu Malik, Head master Vinod Papareja and Head mistress Sarita Ahuja (Primary wing) to visit the cultural gully of India . Most of the students were in the traditional attire of their respective states/regions. They decorated their stalls with models of monuments, miniature paintings, handicraft, traditional clothes and embroidery, geographical features, bio-diversities etc. They also performed the classical dance/drama like Kathak, Oddisi, Bhangra, Garba , Bamboo dance , regional songs , skit in regional language, festival celebrations etc. of different states. The fragrance of entire top floor of the school was filled with the aroma of different Indian cuisines like Kashmiri Pulao , Makkae di roti and Sarso ka saag, Hyderabadi Biryani, idli , dosa, sambhar, fish, Bhel poori, Litti chokha, , sandesh , rosegulla , dal bati choorma , dahi , makhan lassi and Gujrati dishes like Khakhra, jalebi etc . The children also presented power point slides depicting the cultural aspect of different regions of India. The entire programme was organized by the sheer enthusiasm of the students of class VII. They not only collected the information but prepared all the events by themselves with the help of their peers and under the guidance of the teacher in charges Mr. S. K. Yadav, Ms. Abhilasha Sinha , Ms Deepa Sharma, Ms. Bala Parasar, Ms. Raj Dahiya along with the great support of Vice principal Ritu Malik and the teachers from Social Science Department. Some senior students of heritage club Parv Dahiya, Pragya , Dipti Rohilla, Deepanshi and Shranjan also shared their creative ideas with the juniors and helped them in the preparation. Well experienced and senior teachers like Ms Ritu Wadia , Ms Manju Mehrotra and Ms Gurprit Kaur took the responsibility to accomplish this tedious task.


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R.N Podar School, Mumbai

Topic- The 'Earth Day' celebration

Heritage Club organised the 'Earth Day' celebration by taking the students in the the lap of nature, right there to Powai Nisarg Udyan, just next to Powai lake, wetlands on 22nd april 2014. The students were thrilled to be amidst the flora and fauna. We saw some of our students becoming photographers, identifying the various trees, enjoying the enchanting view by the lake side, preparing skits to save Earth. They also got to see some Migratory Cranes which are rare to see. Kaveesh khattar won the tree identifying contest, she identified 36 varieties of trees. Worksheets regarding the wetlands and pollution and how to save the pristine atmosphere were also distributed, each student got a certificate of participation. It was a wonderful experience enjoying nature.


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R.N Podar School, Mumbai

Topic- Heritage Quiz

On the 26th of April 2014 , Heritage Club attempted to bring to the participants and the audience a glimpse of our journey through India's cities and cultures, festivals and people, its languages and vignettes, its mountains and rivers, its beaches and monuments, its wildlife and scenic beauty and its magnificent Heritage. Putting up this quiz has not only bought our students immense knowledge of our country but has also re-reminded us of the lessons it nurtures us in and its own unique story it speaks to the world. Along with the quiz, we also had Tabla Jugalbandi, a kathak and a Bharatnatyam dance as fillers between the quiz. Students also spoke about the Earth day well spent. They showed few slide shows and documentaries of what they had clicked during Earth day at Powai on the 22nd April. Everyone went home basking in the knowledge of the many facets of Indian Heritage.


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Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Amritsar

Topic- Trip to Company Garden

On 7th August 2013, the school organized a trip to company garden to visit Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum and Panorama. We were struck by the beauty of the panorama. We have seen many objects related to the life history of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. We learnt that he was known as Sher-e- Punjab who conquered 11 kingdoms of Punjab. He was a great warrior, a fearless soldier, able administrator and clement ruler of Punjab. We planted some saplings of Jasmine plants in the garden to give message that one should plant more trees to keep the environment clean and green. This was really knowledgeable and inspirational to all.


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Oxford Grammar School, Hyderabad

Topic- Heritage Exhibition

Pracheena Oxford Grammar School Heritage Club arranged exhibition of antiques and artifacts. Club Members shared great enthusiasm and brought many exhibits and explained about them. Around 300 items like gramophone records, old letters, panders, spice boxes, vessels of brass, copper etc were exhibited. A street play on Cosmopolitan culture of Hyderabad was presented.


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F D High School, Juhapura, Ahmedabad

Topic- Heritage Film Festival

F D High School, Juhapura, was the Venue Partner in the recently concluded "The Heritage Film Festival" organized by Aadhar, an NGO based in Ahmedabad. Aadhar works to develop programs and opportunities that support traditional artisans and craftspeople of India in an effort to sustain their livelihood, thereby contributing to our collective heritage. The 2nd Annual Festival showcased 36 short films based on this years' theme “Visual Narrative Arts & Handicrafts of India". Shri Ashoka Chatterjee, Shri Hridaynath Gharekhan, Smt Villoo Mirza were judges alongwith other well known personalities in the fields of Indian Handicrafts, heritage and film making. The selected films were screened at Kochrab Ashram, Jagdip Mehta Heritage House, Central Jail, Ahmedabad, Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad ni Gufa, F D UNESCO Heritage Club, F D School, Juhapura, Seth C N Vidyavihar and Vishala. F D UNESCO Heritage Club, F D School, Juhapura, had submitted a short film "Resham ka Haar-Pavitra"which was awarded a special mention award. The film was made by Farhan Gena with active support of Principal Mr. M I Gena and Asst. Teachers Mr. N. P. Shaikh, Mr. S. H. Shaikh & Mr. A. V. Malvat.


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Kendriya Vidyalaya no 1, Amritsar cantt

Topic- Heritage Walk to 11 heritage sites and cleanliness drive

The Heritage club of the Vidyalaya is actively participating in activities related to awareness among the students as well as teachers about our rich heritage. The Vidyalaya took part in Heritage walk with the help of District Tourism Department. 60 students from classes IX & X along with three teachers participated in this walk. They visited 11 sites of Heritage importance in Amritsar city. Mrs. Kusum Malhotra, Principal took keen interest and made all efforts to make this event a grand success. She flagged off this team on November 19th 2013. This event was to sensitize the participants about their rich heritage. They undertook cleanliness drive on the route to these sites.


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INTACH Salem Chapter

Topic -Heritage Club Tour

About 65 students of INTACH Heritage Club of Holy Angels School, Salem visited Jaipur as a part of their Heritage tour this year. INTACH Salem Chapter made all arrangements for their tour. The Tour commenced by train on 7th of Feb 2014 and reached Jaipur on 9th. They started back on 11th and reached Salem on 13th Feb 2014. They visited almost all heritage places in Jaipur and were in Jaipur for 3 Full days.


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Sri Sankara Vidyashramam Matriculation Hr. Sec School, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai

Topic- Heritage Club Activities in the month of January

INTACH Tamil Nadu Chapter had organized an Inter School Essay Writing and drawing competition on 07.01.2014 for the topic “My living Icon” participated by 109 Students from seven city schools. Dr. S. Suresh, Tamil Nadu State Convener was also present during the occasion. He spoke to the participants about the various Living Icons in our State and city. By participating in this event, the students learnt about the various living personalities who have contributed in a big way in conservation of heritage around us. These living icons belonged to various fields like art & craft, dance & music, sports, environment conservationist and films too.

Republic Day- 26.01.2014

Republic Day was celebrated in our school by hoisting the tricolor by one of our senior teachers. This was followed by a patriotic song and a speech in Tamil by the students.

Visit To Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary -27.01.2014

Students of STD VI and VII visited the Vedanthagal bird sanctuary on 27.01.2014. The students gathered information regarding various birds which migrate to this bird sanctuary every year.

Martyrs’ Day 30.01.2014

Our club members participated in a programme conducted by ASEEMA trust along with Aalaap, The U .S. Consulate General Chennai, Gandhian Integrated Forum Trust , Sarvodaya International and Sri Krishna Gana Sabha to mark the Sarvodaya Day. The participants got the opportunity to view the images and videos of Gandhiji and Martin Luther King on screen as they sang some patriotic songs along with other city schools.


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Delhi School of Excellance, Hyderabad

Topic- Annual Day celebrations on the History of Hyderabad

Embracing Heritage: Jashn - An Odyssey of Emotions

JASHN-“An Odyssey of Emotions” was the theme of the first annual Day celebrations based on a book written by author and historian Mr. Narendra Luther ,an eminent authority on the history and culture of erst-while Hyderabad state and its rulers. Mr. Narendra Luther, retired Chief Secretary was the Chief Guest of the evening. The venue, Taramati Baradari was apt for a theme like , Jashn which epitomised Quli Qutab Shah , the founder of Hyderabad and the builder of its architectural centrepiece-The Charminar. It beautifully depicted the story of Quli Qutab Shah who ruled Hyderabad in the 15th Century, his meeting with a beautiful Hindu girl, his marriage with her, the construction of Charminar and a cosmopolitan Hyderabad that we see today. Among the dignitaries were present the Chairman, Mr . Madhusudan Rao whose invaluable service in the field of education is immeasurable, Vice Chairman Mr Santosh Kumar, Director Mr Dharanidhar, Director SPS Ms. Shilpa Ravi ,Convenor, INTACH , Hyderabad Chapter Ms.Anuradha Reddy and the most respected administrator of DSE group of institutions Ms Rama Devi. The programme commenced with an enchanting performance by the students of Pre Primary, who were dressed up like Kondapally toys popularly known as Kondapalli Bommalu. Adorned in bright and vibrant colours, the children depicted the village life of Andhra Pradesh through a series of scenes .They all had come alive to be a part of this jashn. The senior girls performed on ‘Navarasas”. The dancers through beautifully rhythmic patterns showcased the nine rasas- shringara, hasya, karuna, raudra, veera, bhayanaka, bhibhatsya, adbutha and shantha. ‘Musi Ke Us Paar’ beautifully potrayed the story of how Quli Qutab Shah met Bhagmati and married her. ‘Etched in Stone’ highlighted Quli’s desire to construct a monument resembling heaven on earth and the construction of Charminar. The students formed the Charminar and their well lit headgears added awe to the whole scene as Charminar glowed in the dusk in the backdrop of the historical ruins. ’Wah!Wah!’-the mushaira was a short presentation comprising on Quli Qutab Shah and his court poets. They recited genuinely funny and illuminating poems which kept the audience mesmerized. The second issue of ‘Aranyani’- The Heritage newsletter, was inaugurated by Ms Anuradha Reddy, Convenor, INTACH, Hyderabad chapter, which highlighted the activities done by the students in their heritage education class. Heritage movies which have been shot by the school team were also screened .The first movie was about the 400 years old Baobab tree at the Golconda Fort which is a protected monument of Hyderabad. The second movie ‘Khada Dupatta’ featured the beauty of the traditional wedding dress of Hyderabadi muslim brides. ‘Coin Talk’ featured a conversation between three coins belonging to the Akbar era, British Raj and the contemporary one rupee. The next movie was on the famous ‘Irani Chai’ which is synonymous with Hyderabad. The principal Ms Suparna Mehrotra read the annual report and updated the parents on the prominent achievements of the school during the academic year 2013-14.The scenes ‘Bakti Ki Bavana’ and ‘Triump over Disgrace’ highlighted the end of atrocities and the victory of good over evil. The programme concluded with a confluence depicting the cosmopolitan twin cities of today which included an exuberant dandiya dance, Punjabi giddah and the most celebrated bonalu festival. A marvellous fire works display culminated the celebrations. The vote of thanks was delivered by Ms Lakshmi , the Headmistress. The annual production was directed by the principal Ms Suparna Mehrotra , who not just took Jashn to all the students and teachers but also drew them close as a team for this grand show.


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Delhi Public School, Sector 45, Gurgaon

Topic- Republic Day Special

Junior School

Republic Day celebration was the theme for the Junior Wing in the month of January. A wide range of special activities, which centered around the theme, were conducted to instill the spirit of national pride and love for the country. This opportunity was utilised to teach children about various facets of the country like the National Pledge, Preamble, National Flag and so on. Age-appropriate activities like drawing and colouring the National Flag, quizzes, singing the National Anthem, creating awareness about National Symbols and Preamble, drawing of the emblem etc. were conducted. Children enjoyed singing Vande Mataram. Students not only enjoyed the activities but went home proud and happy Indians.

Middle School

INTACH members researched and wrote articles for the INTACH newsletter on a myth or a story associated with a local mountain or hill or an exciting experience of Rock Climbing.


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Shekhawati public school, Dundlod

Topic- Establishment of a Heritage Club

We the family of SPS Dundlod informs you that we have established a Heritage Club in our school, inspired by INTACH Workshop held on 16-17 Dec. 2013 at Jhunjhunu. We organised a "Half-Marathon" from our school to Dundlod Fort. The theme of this event was to spread awareness among the public about the ill effects of the smoking and drugs on the society. Children performed a street play on this theme in the town. We visited the Dundlod Fort along with children. The historical and heritage importance of the fort was briefed to the children by Thakur Raghvendra Singh Dundlod (Owner of fort) on this occasion. They were briefed to keep the valuable rich heritage intact. The owner of the fort Thakur Raghvendra Singh Dundlod appreciated our initiative in this regard.


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INTACH Hyderabad Chapter And Sri Venkateswara College Of Architecture, Hyderabad

Topic- Educational Tour

An educational tour is being organized on the 8th of June 2014,with the cooperation of ASI Hyderabad circle and Dept. of Archeology and Museum; for the first year B. Arch students. The objectives of tour are to show the students the Heritage Buildings of the old city area and to give them an insight regarding the Islamic Architecture and the Ornamentation methods they adopted during that period. The students will be required to sketch the ornamentation at the site. The places of visit include Qutub Shahi tombs and the Golconda area. The timings are 10:00 am to 3:30 pm.


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Veda Vyasa D.A.V Public School, Delhi

Topic- India Revisited-the annual Exhibition

An Annual Exhibition of myriad hues of Indian culture and heritage- ‘India Revisited’ was organized in the school grounds by the junior wing of Veda Vyasa D.A.V Public School, from 20 Dec.2013 to 23Dec.2013. Students showcased their work and presented the incredible and enchanting India as a mosaic of faith, culture and heritage. The exhibition was inaugurated by Dr. N. K. Uberoi, chairman of the school, accompanied by Mrs. Purnima Datt, Principal Director HECS, INTACH. Guests were spellbound by the splendid and vibrant presentation of the exhibits. Principal Mrs. Chitra Nakra and Supervisory head Mrs. Vandana Chawla highly appreciated and encouraged the young minds in their endeavor.


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