Children have royal fun on day out

The last week was a busy one for INTACHers, what with two heritage walks back-to-back, besides a lot of parleys and planning for a forthcoming event (you’ll hear more about it soon).

Intach members with children from SECA at Bangalore Fort. Pic courtesy: Meera Iyer.

Saturday’s Parichay (as our heritage walks are called) was led by Krupa Rajangam and was at Whitefield, where the altar of a historic church might be sacrificed at the altar of ‘development’, if the BBMP has its way. Both residents of Whitefield and other Bangaloreans turned out in good numbers to learn more about this historic neighbourhood.

Krupa and I led the week’s second heritage walk on Sunday, 25th July. The group this time consisted of 35 children between 7 and 16 years, all from economically disadvantaged families, and part of an after-school education programme run by the NGO Swagath Education and Community Action (http://swagath.org.in). This was the second INTACH walk for the SECA kids; Swathi Reddy and I had taken them to Devanahalli fort last year.

Intach members with children from SECA at Bangalore Fort. Pic courtesy: Meera Iyer.

This time, we spent over 2 hours at the Bangalore Fort and Tipu’s Palace. Much like the last time, the children were once again full of questions, enthusiasm, comments, jokes and laughter. I do think they enjoyed the event. I know Krupa and I did.

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