Agartala, Nov 21 (UNI) The Tripura government has appreciated the Union Culture Ministry's move to involve school students in the campaign against vandalisation of monuments and administer them an oath to conserve Indian heritage as part of the World Heritage Week observations this year.
Talking to UNI here today, state School Education Minister Keshab Majumder said the observations began with school children in Delhi taking the oath at the Red Fort on November 19, and the state was considering to follow suit within this week.
According to the initiative, the Culture Ministry requested the state governments to administer the oath to school children in a monument in their vicinity. If any such monument was not available nearby, the students could take the oath in their school premises.
Mr Majumder said the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) was assigned to accomplish the task across the country in consultation with the concerned state governments.
Besides, the ASI was also asked to organise debates, essay-writing and painting competitions, cultural programmes, talks on preservation of monuments and guided tours for school students during the World Heritage Week, to generate awareness about the rich cultural heritage of the country among the general public, students and children, he added.