Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Canon and UNESCO creates Awareness on World heritage Sites

New Delhi office for UNESCO has organized a photo contest “My Country’s World Heritage” to promote the awareness of world heritage sites among the school children. the contest is organized in partnership by Canon India and Nivesh and the Himalayan Hub for Art, Culture and Heritage (HHACH). Kensaku Konishi, CEO and president of Canon India inaugurated the first workshop and the photographs exhibition.

Mr. Konishi stated that “We feel extremely delighted to be a part of UNESCO project endeavored to protect the World Heritage Sites through photography. We feel that the photographs clicked by the children will spread awareness about the present state of heritage sites and need for their preservation would be realized by the children and at the same time, our upcoming generation would also learn to express their emotions and feelings by way of photography”.

The first workshop on the photography session held at Qutub Minar and it included 50 students from several schools attending the session which was conducted by the renowned photographer Shailesh Sharma.

Photo Exhibition held at Canon Lounge in Gurgaon, Ambience Mall succeeded the workshop at Qutub Minar. The contest “My Country’s World Heritage” is enrolling students in two categories – 12-14 years old and 15-17 years old. The schools have registered for this even and the students are asked to send their nominations through their school. The next workshop for this contest will take place in Leh in June. The closing date of this contest in September 30 and after that, the panel of judges will rate the pictures taken by students.

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