Launching the third phase of its Happy Move-Save Our Heritage CSR campaign, volunteers began the work at the World Heritage Site
Words & photographs: Ambica Gulati
With 125 volunteers, 100 from South Korea and 25 from India, the automobile conglomerate has associated with Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) for this campaign. On its list are four monuments and five schools in Delhi during the period from July10-20. The aim of the campaign is to educate and sensitise people about India’s rich heritage and preserve it. This is the 19th Happy Move for the automobile major. And this is part of its Global Youth Volunteers Camp. Under this programme, over 3,000 volunteers have come to India till date and have worked across, especially in over 65 villages around Chennai. The volunteers helped create sanitation facilities for over 500 families, provided school infrastructure that has helped 180 schools and over 90,000 students.
In the 10 days in Delhi, the work will move through the heritage sites of Humayun Tomb, Qutub Minar, Purana Qila and Red Fort. The work involves planting trees, painting fences, cleaning the premises etc.
The School Contact Programme will be held at Tamil Association (DTEA) Senior Secondary Schools at R.K.Puram, Laxmi Bai Nagar, Janak Puri, Moti Bagh and Pusa Road. There will be cleaning of school premises, designing the walls, maintenance of gardens and design competitions.
So while the volunteers worked, I walked around the heritage site with its green gardens and the tombs where silence reigns. Here is a glimpse of the site.