Let's embrace our Heritage!

Heritage Olympiad is India's first online olympiad on culture and heritage introduced to sensitize young minds to India's rich and multi-faceted cultural heritage.

The Heritage Olympiad (School Edition) scheduled on 14th November 2021

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SIIC IITK

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Let's embrace our Heritage!

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Heritage Olympiad is India's first online olympiad on culture and heritage introduced to sensitize young minds to India's rich and multi-faceted cultural heritage.

The Heritage Olympiad (School Edition) scheduled on 14th November 2021

Incubated at

SIIC IITK

About Heritage Olympiad

Heritage Olympiad is an initiative by Cultre that aims to strengthen heritage education and provide a comprehensive test of all things related to Indian heritage, focusing on its three main aspects: Tangible, Intangible, and Natural heritage.

Heritage Olympiad has been conceived with the aim to integrate heritage education in schools in the context of

  • Restoring Indian heritage in the field of thought to be able to inform the conceptual framework for education in India,
  • Learning from indigenous techniques of academic inquiry to be able to enrich the educational practice
  • Communicating to the world the core values that underlie Indian intellectual heritage and create torchbearers.

Concept of Cultural Heritage

“The concept of cultural heritage… in a broad sense, it is perceived as consisting of movable and immovable assets of artistic, literary, architectural, historical, archaeological, ethnological, scientific value that embody the essence of a nation.”

While conceptualising the Heritage Olympiad, we have tried to comprehend and make use of conceptual definitions that are available with International organisations like UNESCO.

Heritage from an Indian perspective is about flowing traditions that on one hand are handed down from the past and on the other hand are traditions that are created in the present which will be passed onto future generations in one form or the other. Traditions of past and present merge to become a feature of civilisational identity.

Our Vision

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To strengthen heritage education and sensitize young minds to India’s rich and multi-faceted cultural heritage.

Our Focus Area

The Heritage Olympiad focuses on three main aspects of heritage: Tangible Heritage, Intangible Heritage and Natural Heritage

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Our Mentors

Prof. A. Damodaran

Faculty IIM Bangalore

Dr. Sudha Gopalakrishnan

Founder & ED Sahapedia.org

Mr. Hari Kiran

Founder Indic Academy and NICE

Dr. Ushakumari M.C

Former Director National Bal Bhavan

Our Team

We are a team of professionals- historians, architects, archaeologists, conservation experts, technology experts and designers who have worked on several state and national level projects in the culture and heritage sector. The team members are alumni of prestigious institutions like IIM-A, IIM-B, LSE, IIT- B, NID, Ashoka University and have been associated with renowned institutions like UNESCO, Ministry of Culture, National Museum Institute, Sangeet Natak Akademi, Sahapedia.org, India Heritage Walks and National Mission for Manuscripts to name a few. Our C.E.O Vaibhav Chauhan was part of Heritage Education Committee of CBSE and Museum Committee of National Bal Bhawan.
Anjchita B. Nair

Vaibhav Chauhan

Bhavya Kumar

Dharmendra Sharma

Ela Gupta

Gaurika Kumar

Meenakshi Vashisth

Partners

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