It was an educative experience for the kids of the CIL Parallel School on the world Heritage Day as they walked around the Sreemanthi Bai Memorial Museum at Bejai in the city..." />
Mangalore, April 19 : It was an educative experience for the kids of the CIL Parallel School on the world Heritage Day as they walked around the Sreemanthi Bai Memorial Museum at Bejai in the city on Sunday. The Centre for Integrated Learning (CIL) has been organizing various awareness programmes for children and Heritage has been one of the focal points. It could be recalled that CIL, for the first time in the city organized a Mangalore Heritage Walk to observe the World Heritage Day last year when an educative poster on Mangalore Heritage was released.
The kids had a session on the significance of conserving the rich heritage that we have and facilitated to take a pledge in doing their bit to save the same. They walked through the lanes of the city from Mallikatte to the Museum at Bejai and observed the old typical Mangalorean houses which though assume part of the rich Mangalore Heritage, are fast vanishing.
According to Executive Director of CIL, Sachitha Nandagopal, the visit to the Heritage Museum was symbolic gesture to observe the World Heritage Day. CIL has lined up a series of activities to create awareness among students on Heritage and its conservation, she added.
’The theme of this year’s World Heritage Day as announced by UNESCO is Agricultural Heritage and accordingly, we have planned various village visits to students to make them understand the life, practices and various other aspects associated with Rural Heritage which plays a very significant part in the nation building process,’’ she informed.
The visit to the museum was accompanied by a talk on `Heritage and its significance’, experience sharing and quiz.