Heritage of India, the hidden Treasures     for Overseas Indian ChildrenOur mother land, Incredible India, is known for he...
Heritage of India, the hidden Treasures     for Overseas Indian ChildrenV. Manickam: Who will regret to visit places of gr...
Heritage of India, the hidden Treasures     for Overseas Indian ChildrenB. Rahul: When we travel all over the world we see...
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Our mother land, Incredible India, is known for her historic importance in all sections of our life. We, the children of this great country, migrate with our parents for establishing a challenging Non-Resident Indian life outside India. We are exposed to the latest technologies and started interacting with student’s community of various nations to know their historic and modern day developments, but at the same time it is with pride that we share the culture and tradition of our motherland with our friends and colleagues. Heritage of our motherland is truly a hidden treasure for us, the richest in the world. There are 29 Indian Properties inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO.

We begin the journey of exploring our Indian Heritage from the land of oil and find answers for many questions: Why does it matter, how do we value the past, what is of significance in this value system and who are the stakeholders in the field of heritage conservation.

Is it a commitment for the present generation to preserve our culture and heritage?

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  1. 1. Heritage of India, the hidden Treasures for Overseas Indian ChildrenOur mother land, Incredible India, is known for her historic importance in allsections of our life. We, the children of this great country, migrate with ourparents for establishing a challenging Non-ResidentIndian life outside India. We are exposed to thelatest technologies and started interacting withstudent’s community of various nations to know theirhistoric and modern day developments, but at thesame time it is with pride that we share the cultureand tradition of our motherland with our friends andcolleagues. Heritage of our motherland is truly ahidden treasure for us, the richest in theworld. There are 29 Indian Properties inscribed onthe World Heritage List by UNESCO. Taj Mahal We begin the journey of exploring our Indian Heritage from the land of oil and find answers for many questions: Why does it matter, how do we value the past, what is of significance in this value system and who are the stakeholders in the field of heritage conservation. Is it a commitment for the present generation to Ellora Caves preserve our culture and heritage?Here we have a few lines about our rich culture contributed by the bubblingyouths of today.K. Deivameena: A heritage comprises legendary artifacts, history, culturalrelics and monuments of our forefathers that arebeing preserved for generations yet unborn tolearn from the past. India has one of the world’srichest and most continuous of cultures. Sincemillennia it has been one of the main contributorsof achievements in fields as diverse as medicine,technology, dance and innumerable otherdisciplines. Examples of these heritages areFatehpurSikri - Agra, Taj Mahal – K. Deivameena (Std IX, GulfAgra,Vivekananda Rock - Tamil Nadu. Indian School)Our shared heritage can help us understand the richness and complexity ofour identity as Indians, as well as that of our own local communities." Hence itis our responsibility to “preserve our heritage” and always remember “It is notthe honor that you take with you, but the heritage you leave behind.”1|Page
  2. 2. Heritage of India, the hidden Treasures for Overseas Indian ChildrenV. Manickam: Who will regret to visit places of great architecture values andhospitality? Let me visit the values of Chettinad Heritage experienced in mynative place. The architecture of our ancestral house is just amazing. The big palaces, mansions, will make the people live there for 100 years also. Our ancestors migrated to different places for the trade and appreciated the architectural value of that place and bring it to chettinad. These houses and palaces have also made a big entry into the Tamil film industry. No matter whatever new technology comes to this world, I will always love my Native Place and preserve the valuable ancestral assets. The document “Indian Heritage Passport Programme: on the Chettinad trail in Tamil Nadu by UNESCO” gives meticulous listing of various aspects that constitute the overall cultural landscape of the Chettinad region. V. Manickam (StdVIII, FAIPS-DPS) Interiors of a house in ChettinadS. Subramanian:Chettinad is a region situated in the southern part of TamilNadu which is very rich in Cultural Heritage. The Palatial house inKanadukatthan is a marvelous example of Chettinad Architecture andportrays it as one of the symbols of heritage of the India.This was built as per the Chettinad Architecture whichwas very famous during the 18th Century. They usedunique process to make a paste out of egg whites toplaster the walls to give it a smooth, glossy and royallook. The construction materials and furniture used weremostly imported from East Asia and Europe. Thehouses were well-decorated with marble from Italy,Chandeliers & Teak from Burma and Crystals fromEurope and full sized wall-to-wall mirrors from Belgium.All of these gave a palatial look to the house and makes S. Subramanian (Std VIII,it as one of the heritage symbols of the region. FAIPS-DPS)2|Page
  3. 3. Heritage of India, the hidden Treasures for Overseas Indian ChildrenB. Rahul: When we travel all over the world we see different cultures,architecture and taste different foods. It is awesome to see that each place is distinct in its own and so is India’s heritage. Some of the examples are QutbMinar, Red Fort, Ellora Caves, Rock shelters of Bhimbetka, etc. Apart from the structures, the World Heritage UNESCO recognition to three of the five Mountain Railways of India has been stated as for being "outstanding examples of bold, ingenious engineering solutions for the problem of establishing an effective rail link through a rugged, mountainous terrain. B. Rahul (Std X, FAIPS- DPS)K.Jayasree:The residential buildings in chettinadsettlements incorporate both local and westernarchitectural traditions in their plans and decoration.Courtyards and balconies provided airy spaces forentertaining and protection from the heat, and elaborateinteriors and decorative façades which will be verydifficult to engineer and build now. So it is important notto lose these marvels and preserve the heritage forgenerations to come. K. Jayasree (Std VIII, BVB)It is absolutely a marathon journey for all of us to preserve the heritage of ourmotherland. We take the pledge of preserving our historic wealth andwelcome you all in joining this mission to know History, Geography, Art,Language, Architecture, Mathematics, Science and Environmental Studiesassociated with such programs instituted by organizations like Young INTACH(http://youngintach.org) and various Heritage conservation associations inIndia.3|Page

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