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Which well-known Bharatanatyam dancer created Kalakshetra, the world-renowned establishment of arts in Chennai?

A) Rukmini Devi B) Balasaraswati C) Alarmel Valli D) Padma Subrahmanyam

Mahua is a kind of?

A) Crop B) Art type C) Flower D) Fabric dye

The Charminar was constructed by Mohammed Quli Qutab Shah in 1591 to commemorate the top of which illness?

A) Plague B) Malaria C) Smallpox D) Leprosy

Chances are most of us gained’t know the solutions to the entire above. To encourage college kids and heritage fanatics of all age teams to hunt solutions to thousands and thousands of such questions on India’s tradition and heritage, the Heritage Olympiad is being launched this week. Touted as India’s first on-line Olympiad on arts, crafts, tradition and heritage, it can go dwell on April 18 to mark World Heritage Day.

“Our vision is to strengthen heritage education and sensitise young minds to India’s rich and multi-faceted cultural heritage,” says Anjchita Nair, Co-founder & COO, Cultre, an internet heritage and tradition start-up launched two years in the past with their head workplace within the Capital. Nair, who co-founded Cultre together with Vaibhav Chauhan, provides, “The initiative aims to strengthen heritage education and provide a comprehensive test of all things related to Indian heritage.”

Anjchita Nair, Co-founder & COO, Cultre

Focussing on its three important points – tangible, intangible and pure heritage, the Heritage Olympiad has been conceived with an purpose to combine heritage training in colleges and make it extra accessible to a youthful viewers. As of now, greater than 2,000 folks have registered, says Nair.

For the inaugural version of what’s aimed to be a quarterly occasion, Cultre has joined fingers with organisations like Sahapedia, Nehru Planetarium, National Railway Museum and India Heritage Walks as Knowledge Partners. “We will also collaborate with cultural institutions, curators, web encyclopedias, artists and teachers in order to create relevant content for their users/audiences,” says Nair.

The curriculum for the quiz has been designed in a approach that’s broadly aligned with the syllabus adopted by main nationwide and worldwide boards, informs the staff at Cultre. They say the Olympiad integrates the ideas of Global Citizenship and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); Environment & Sustainability and Protection of Traditional Knowledge, Heritage Sites and Historic Cities.

1618569109 12 Kerala based organisation to launch Indias first Heritage Olympiad Vaibhav Chauhan, Co-founder

On April 18, because the quiz goes dwell for an hour, registered contributors can full answering 100 questions on literature, tradition and historical past, get ranked and earn prizes and benefit certificates. Prizes embody a lifetime subscription of the Amar Chitra Katha App; vouchers free of charge entry to AR journey app Augtraveller; entry to audio excursions on HopOn app; and reward hampers/ DIY craft kits/ devices.

Nair says customers can log in any time of the day and take part within the hour-long contest. “A heritage Olympiad hasn’t taken place anywhere in the world. We really didn’t come across anything of the sort in the arts, culture and heritage space,” she provides.

For particulars, go surfing to The registration charge is Rs 299.


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