India World Heritage List book series presented to Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Hon’ble Minister of Education, Government of India.
Eric Falt, Director of UNESCO New Delhi on 25th March presented a children’s book focusing on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of India to Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal. The series is available in Hindi as well as the Marathi language.
The series is the first-ever set of illustrated children’s books dedicated to the World Heritage Sites of India, namely, Agra Fort, Qutb Minar, Mahabalipuram, Sanchi, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Sun Temple, and Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary.
India World Heritage List: To know the complete list of India’s properties inscribed on the World Heritage List (38), click here.
According to UNESCO, there are roughly 400 million children under 15, and so India has the largest child population in the world and promoting multilingualism is essential to its educational transformation.
Aligned with the vision of the Government of India’s National Education Policy 2020 to promote multilingualism and UNESCO’s policy to preserve languages and the use of mother languages, the World Heritage Sites series will help children learn about the diversity and richness of India’s heritage in their mother tongue.
Published by Mapin, the series features stories by historians and conservationists and beautiful illustrations by accomplished artists.
Considering India’s linguistic diversity, the children’s series is also available in Gujarati, Malayalam and Tamil editions.