CBSE is geared up to launch its new project named “Adapt a monument” in its schools. The project aims at raising awareness about safeguarding of heritage monuments. The project initiated as part of Heritage Education Programmes carried out in the institutions for accomplishing activities all through the year to make sure that students are apprised about the archaeological, historical & architectural significance of over 100 years old monument, caves, building or sculpture.
The project underpins the following guidelines:
• Schools should initially select a monument in the vicinity which they want to espouse.
• Students can initiate working on in class activities, together with compilation of literature related to its architecture, history, conservation, stories, legends and myths connected with the monument.
Sadhana Parashar, director (research, academics, innovation and training) states that, 'Under the direction of an expert, the aspirants can take up the work like exclusion of encroaching, vegetation, cleaning, dusting in & around the monument' to help in safeguarding of the monument.
Activities like quiz, painting competition, clay modelling, extempore, creative writing, poster making, photographic exhibition & competition, brochure making competitions, post card, storytelling competition relating to the monument & its environs & plantation of saplings can also be started.
The letter also recommended that aspirants can carry out channeled tours for tourists & public under the supervision of teacher. CBSE had elucidated that ‘adopt' word should not signify that the monument belongs to a ‘class' but it should be restricted to study of the monument only with the help of professionals implicated in its care.