Children’s books on World heritage sites published in Hindi and Marathi

The Hindi and Marathi edition of a children’s series focusing on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of India were presented to Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Hon’ble Minister of Education, Government of India on 25 March by Eric Falt, Director, UNESCO New Delhi. The series is the first-ever set of illustrated children’s books dedicated to the World Heritage Sites of India, namely, Qutb Minar, Mahabalipuram, Sanchi, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary.

With roughly 400 million children under 15, India has the largest child population in the world and promoting multilingualism is essential to its educational transformation. Aligned with the vision of 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.

 

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