New Delhi,18.04.16-To mark the World Heritage Day, Delhi Tourism in association with INTACH organized Heritage Walk for school children on 18th April, 2016 at 08:30 a.m. in sprawling grounds of Mehrauli Archaeological Park. Since the passing of a resolution by UNESCO in 1983 and suggesting that 18 April be designated as “International Day for Monuments and Sites”, April 18th is observed worldwide as World Heritage Day. This day has both historical aswell 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.

 The event was flagged off by Sh. Kapil Mishra, Hon’ble Minister for Tourism at Jamali & Kamali Tomb at 08:15 a.m. Also, Smt. Padmini Singhla, MD & CEO, DTTDC, Smt. Renu Sharma. Dy. Director Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi and other senior officials of DTTDC and Delhi Govt. were present on this occasion.

 

Students were excited to witness 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 were conducted in:

  • Balbans Tomb
  • Jamali kamali Masjid
  • Quli Khan’s Tomb
  • Rajao ki Bauli

 

Also, a Photo Exhibition of the lesser known yet beautiful monuments of Delhi by ‘Delhi I Love You’ and ‘Youth for Heritage Foundation’ was organized at Dilli Haat, INA on 18th April, 2016 where photographs of lesser known monuments of Delhi are on display upto 30th April, 2016 thus promoting lesser known monuments in Delhi and Dastangoi, a story telling programme by Fouzia & Fazal was also organized at Dilli Haat INA on at 07:00 p.m., who will present ‘Dastam Ghummi Kebabi’, a situational comedy which revolves around conversation of ‘Ghummi’ from Old Delhi famous for his mouth watering kebabs and his flavorful urdu with a group of highly educated and polite individuals from Aligarh.