Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
07-December-2011 17:00 IST
Promotion of Indian Culture
Cultural Education is an integral part of school education at all levels in the country. By organizing seminars, workshops, programmes and taking up projects, excursions, heritage walks, schools have been sensitizing children about rich and diverse heritage and taking concrete steps to further promote and preserve it. CBSE has also initiated following steps for this purpose.

• The Board has been conducting Heritage India Quiz since 2001 involving schools students to learn and appreciate the country’s history with special reference to the freedom struggle, the constitution and other aspects associated with different regions, life styles, traditions, customs etc.

• Schools have been advised to celebrate Heritage Day on 12th January 2011.

• Schools have been advised to organize SPIC MACAY events/workshops and avail the opportunity to bring great artists to the portals of their institutes.

This information was given by Dr. D. Purandeswari, Minister of State for Human Resource in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.