Schoolchildren do their bit to clean up Red Fort

Last Updated: Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 23:25

New Delhi: Donning the role of heritage
protectors, schoolchildren armed with broomsticks and dustbins
descended on the Red Fort today and lent their services to
clean up the monument.

The children gathered under the umbrella of the
Archaeological Survey of India and made a symbolic
contribution to conservation.

The event was organised to mark the World Heritage Day,
and a Sunday did not appear to be a dampener to the zeal of
the children.

"We realise the importance of our rich heritage and the
need to conserve it, and this is a symbolic gesture from our
part. We hope to take this awareness beyond the realms of our
school," said Sumedha, a student of the Tagore International
school.

Some carrying broomsticks and dustbins, and others
displaying posters, the children also supported by some
college students took a tour around the 17th century monument.

"There is no better way to spread awareness about
heritage conservation than to invest in children who are our
future," said K K Muhammad, Chief Superintendent Archaeologist
ASI Delhi Circle.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 23:25

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