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INTACH reaches out to Mangaluru city schools

MANGALURU: Through the Heritage Clubs in colleges, Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) has determined to achieve out to colleges of Mangaluru. Heritage Club programmes are designed to contain scholars in more than a few activities geared towards heritage awareness and schooling for finding out a craft, museum visits and conservation.

Subhas Basu, convener, INTACH, Mangaluru Chapter stated, "Work in this regard has already begun. We hope to launch Heritage Clubs in schools at the earliest. We are in the process of identifying schools and teachers who will be trained to run the clubs," he stated.

INTACH's journey to conserve heritage in Mangaluru started about two years in the past from Kodial Guttu West. Since its formal inauguration, several exhibitions and lectures had been held together with an exhibition on native constructed heritage and development material. Some of the events organised incorporated heritage walks to Barkur, a talk on computational figuring out of 'Karnataka Dravida' Temple developers throughout Kalyani Chalukyas, workshop on Kaavi Kale and exhibition of photograph stories on Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay.

INTACH hopes to play an important role throughout the implementation of Smart City projects and in addition on reaching out to colleges.

"As a step further, we would like to document schools that are more than a century old. This will include listing and documentation of schools for which 30-40 schools have been identified. Those involved in the documentation are mostly members of INTACH and architecture and history students," stated Basu.

Apart from starting heritage golf equipment in colleges, INTACH hopes to contain children in workshops where scholars are uncovered to conventional art and craft. In this path, a one day palms -on workshop on KaaviKale- a decorative art type of Konkan area used to be held in January. INTACH now plans to show Kaavi Kale to extra schoolchildren to assist preserve the traditional art form, added Basu.

So far, documentation of prominent places like Basadis of Moodbidri and some traditional homes had been undertaken. Now that 'young INTACH's e-newsletter for youngsters is being brought out in Kannada, Basu says, it is more straightforward to achieve out to the scholars of Karnataka.

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