Inauguration of the exhibition of photographs of former school buildings of INTACH
Mangaluru: An exhibition of photographs and architectural drawings of some of the oldest schools in Dakshina Kannada titled “Window to the Classroom – Revisiting Great Grandparents Schools” was opened on Saturday, March 26, 2022. The exhibition is organized by Mangaluru Chapter of Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) at the Kodialguthu Arts and Culture Centre, BallalBagh. It will be open to visitors until Wednesday March 30, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
In his address, Chief Guest Sudhakara K., DDPI Dakshina Kannada said that we should regard the heritage of our ancestors with pride. “The government also plans to undertake similar work by establishing Paramparika or a heritage corner within each school. Rs. 16.5 lakhs have been approved for eight schools for their development. We look forward to working with INTACH to make this idea a success,” he said.
Another dignitary, Vimala Rao, retired principal of Canara Girls’ High School, Dongerkery, appreciated INTACH’s efforts to preserve ancient heritage.
The Centenary Schools Identification Project was initiated under INTACH in 2018 by two interns from the Nitte Institute of Architecture. Of the 25 to 30 schools identified, 19 are listed and the architectural documents of eight are prepared. The recent demolition of the public school in Puttur provided the motivation to present these centuries-old schools in the form of an exhibition.
Subhas Chandra Basu, Organizer of INTACH, Mangaluru Chapter, welcomed the gathering. Sharvani Bhat introduced the guests.
For more details, contact:
Subhas Basu (INTACH Manager): 8762368048
Nemiraj Shetty: 9986366355