17.04.2019 - UNESCO Office in New Delhi

Creativity with waste: Art competition on World Heritage Sites

ITIHAAS1 (Indian Traditions & Heritage Society) in partnership with UNESCO New Delhi celebrated the International Day for Monuments and Sites, by organizing an art competition for children at the Purana Quila (New Delhi) on 16 April 2019.

More than 160 students between the age of 8-13 participated in the competition in teams of 4  or 5,  creating 3D exhibits on UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in India, using waste material.  The criteria of selection for winning models included creativity, time taken, minimum usage of plastic, smart combination of different waste materials, aesthetic appearance, choice of a World Heritage Site in terms of how easy or challenging it was to construct the model and the age of participants.
The event aimed to educate young minds on the rich cultural heritage of India, through creativity and building 3D models. Choice of models included not just monuments or man-made heritage sites like the Red Fort, Sanchi Stupa and the Darjeeling Heritage Railway, but also natural sites such as the Valley of Flowers and Keoladeo National Park.

After the competition the teams received a Certificate of Participation.  

1ITIHAAS: The “Indian Traditions & Heritage Society” is an educational Trust active in the area of heritage education and has been working with school students since 2004.  Through its specially designed ITIHAAS Learning Modules (ILMs/ इल्म) and its various collaborations with major stakeholders in the field of heritage, it has achieved interesting targets in India related to education and culture.


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