ASI Launches “Adopt a Heritage 2.0” Programme, Indian Heritage App, and E-Permission Portal

ASI Launches “Adopt a Heritage 2.0” Programme, Indian Heritage App, and E-Permission Portal

In a significant move to preserve and promote India’s cultural heritage, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has introduced a trio of innovative initiatives: “Adopt a Heritage 2.0” programme, an Indian Heritage App, and an E-Permission Portal. These developments mark a pivotal step in leveraging technology to safeguard and showcase the country’s historical treasures.

“Adopt a Heritage 2.0” Programme:
Building upon the success of the initial “Adopt a Heritage” scheme, which encouraged private and public sector organizations to adopt and maintain heritage sites, “Adopt a Heritage 2.0” expands the scope and inclusivity of this endeavor. The revamped programme aims to engage a broader range of stakeholders, including individuals, institutions, and organizations, in preserving and revitalizing India’s iconic heritage sites. By forging partnerships between the custodians of heritage and various stakeholders, this initiative seeks to ensure the sustainable development and conservation of these cultural treasures.

Indian Heritage App:
The launch of the Indian Heritage App is a pioneering move towards making India’s rich cultural heritage more accessible to the public. This mobile application will serve as a comprehensive guide, offering users insights into India’s historical sites, monuments, and museums. The app will provide interactive tours, historical information, and immersive experiences, enabling users to explore the country’s heritage in an engaging and informative manner. This digital platform promises to be a valuable resource for both tourists and history enthusiasts, fostering a deeper appreciation of India’s cultural legacy.

E-Permission Portal:
The E-Permission Portal is a forward-looking initiative aimed at simplifying and streamlining the process of obtaining permissions for research, photography, filming, and other activities at heritage sites. By digitizing and centralizing the permission-granting process, the portal aims to enhance transparency, efficiency, and convenience. Researchers, filmmakers, and photographers can now access the portal to apply for permissions, making it easier to document and study India’s heritage.

These initiatives collectively demonstrate the ASI’s commitment to preserving and promoting India’s rich cultural heritage in a rapidly evolving digital age. By harnessing the power of technology and fostering collaboration, the ASI envisions a future where India’s heritage sites continue to inspire, educate, and captivate generations to come.