The school and mass education department of the Odisha government has decided to identify 100 old institutions and turn them into “heritage schools” in an effort to preserve their glorious past.
100 old schools are identified by The school and mass education department of the state government turn them into “heritage schools”.
“Preservation and restoration play a cultural role. Old buildings teach us about how things were like even before we were born. It promotes respect for those who lived in different times and different societies.
Architectural monuments cultivate pride in our past and this heritage makes them unique. Such schools bring character and a certain charm to the neighbourhood that they are located in,” said director of Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan Ratnakar Rout.
Ratnakar Rout cited the example of Kailash Chandra High School at Nilgiri in Balasore. The schools has been conferred the heritage status.
“This school is where Gopabandhu Das served as the first headmaster in 1896. The institution must have had a lot of things associated with him.
We intend to preserve all such things and display them for the benefit of students, teachers and general public,” said Rout.
Some of the other schools in the list are Ravenshaw Collegiate School, Puri Zilla School, Balasore Zilla School and Bhubaneswar Capital High School. The department plans to preserve everything that is associated with these 100 prestigious schools and create a memorial to commemorate the past achievements of the institutions.
It is nice to know that these old schools are not being ignored and left to decay and die. Instead the government is taking an initiative that would remind the new generation of our glorious past
source – telegraphindia.com