keep the spirit of India alive forever
Our cultural and historical heritage is an unparalleled treasure which is, unfortunately, dying a slow death due to the neglect of the citizens. Every individual needs to act today to preserve this priceless wealth of our country so that our glorious history is not forgotten by the generations to come.
Our Heritage, Our Wealth, Our Responsibility
A nation’s historical heritage is what defines its distinct personality and moulds the local culture. Our country is blessed to have a long and glorious history, relics of which still add to the majesty of the nation in the form of magnificent monuments, colorful and diverse cultures, and wonderful literature in mellifluous languages. This priceless heritage is a treasure that is collectively owned by each and every citizen of the country, and therefore, protecting it against all forms of damage is every individual’s responsibility. Our cultural heritage is what has kept the heroic and inspiring tales of our forefathers alive and has provided our beautiful country with its identity. This is why we, as the children of this country, need to participate in conservation volunteering to preserve our intriguing heritage for the future generations.
The Unfortunate Truth
The heart-wrenching reality is that this precious heritage is being steadily destroyed by our irresponsible actions and neglect. Our mighty monuments are tarnished and littered on a daily basis while the museums that exhibit our cultural wealth are slowly decaying due to the lack of visitors. What is more, our traditional arts and crafts are suffering due to the entry of mass produced items into the handicrafts sector, and the popularity of native literature is dwindling in the face of popular fiction that is readily available on the internet. The fact of the matter is that we Indians are responsible for this decline and destruction of our heritage because somehow we have stopped showing it the respect and appreciation that it deserves. What once used to be a matter of pride no longer pictures on our priority list and we seem to have forgotten the importance of cultural conservation. When topics pertaining to heritage conservation are featured by the media and various organisations, we tend to wrongly conclude that the scale of the problem is so massive that we cannot offer a solution in our individual capacity. However, if you dig deeper, you will realize that some of the best volunteering activities for cultural conservation simply require the time and dedicated efforts of the citizens.
How You Can Help
Donate Your Sweat strongly believes that the best way to give back to the nation is in the form of our time and labor. Volunteering at an NGO that helps with monument restoration or supports local artisans can be an effective way of contributing to the cause of heritage preservation. You can also play a significant role in this movement by promoting tribal arts and crafts and Indian literature on the Internet. Something as simple as helping a rural handicrafts center set up their website or conducting a cleanliness drive at a local heritage site can not only help preserve the country’s heritage but can also kindle an enthusiasm for conservation volunteering in those around you. So, do not let the heritage of our country get destroyed in front of your eyes, volunteer to revive and preserve it and inspire others to do the same.