Will schools take to heritage this time around?

Will schools take to heritage this time around?
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In spite of several attempts by INTACH and other organisations to make school managements start heritage clubs, the city has just about a handful of such clubs. The idea of heritage clubs in schools across the country started way back in 2002 but ironically, Hyderabad though a historic city and steeped in history has failed to have enough clubs.

In spite of several attempts by INTACH and other organisations to make school managements start heritage clubs, the city has just about a handful of such clubs. The idea of heritage clubs in schools across the country started way back in 2002 but ironically, Hyderabad though a historic city and steeped in history has failed to have enough clubs.


Anuradha Reddy, convenor, INTACH Hyderabad chapter says that on and off there are about 12 clubs that are functional There is only that much we can do. Some of the schools that have shown interest and have heritage clubs in the city are Army Public School, Ramakrishnapuram, Delhi School of Excellence, Banjara Hills, Gitanjali School and Delhi Public School.

Students of SVCA at the Paigah Tombs as part  of a field trip. (File photo)

Among the colleges, St Anns College, Mehdipatnam and Sri Venkateshwara College of Architecture have heritage clubs and go on field trips and collect and document information. Meghna, a Social Studies teacher says, “Many schools managements have no inclination towards heritage. But only when we know the past can we look at the future. I hope every school in the city starts a heritage club.”

By:T P Venu

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