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Students tune into World Heritage Day

Students looking at exhibits during a visit to at Rail Museum organised as part of World Heritage Day in Tiruchi on Wednesday.

A seminar on ‘Heritage for Generation’, competitions for school students, and free joy rides in toy train for children below 12 years marked World Heritage Day celebration at the railway junction here on Wednesday.

The seminar was addressed by K. Balakrishnan, principal and correspondent of Bharathi Matriculation Higher Secondary School.

R. Aaivu, Assistant Divisional Railway Manager, distributed prizes to winners of elocution, essay-writing and painting competitions.

Around 250 students from five schools visited the Railway Museum during the day. Entry was free for visitors to the museum to mark the occasion.

Focus on Darasuram
An awareness rally by students to highlight the importance of protecting monuments at Darasuram marked World Heritage Day in Kumbakonam.

Organised by Archaeological Society of India, the rally saw participants carrying placards highlighting the need to protect and conserve monuments, heritage sites and artefacts.

A workshop was held at Airavatesvara temple, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and major draw for foreign tourists with its stupendous architectural marvels in the form of carved stone idols. ASI Joint Superintendent Bhagawan Sarathy presided over the workshop.

KSK College of Engineering and Technology principal Latha explained the importance of preserving ancient sculptures and monuments for future generations to see and enjoy them.

Tributes to Syama Sastri
In Thanjavur, Marabu Foundation and INTACH organised a function to mark World Heritage Day, which coincided with the birth anniversary of Syama Sastri of the famed Carnatic Music Trinity.

Marabu Foundation Trustee and musicologist Rama Kausalya detailed Syama Sastri’s contribution to Carnatic music. INTACH Thanjavur Chapter secretary S. Muthukumar stressed the need for the younger generation to know the contributions of famous personalities who enriched the culture.

A Carnatic vocal music programme by Rajeswari and troupe enlivened the proceedings.


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