Background and Concept:
Almost every Indian city is replete with rich culture, traditions, sacred spaces and historical sites that illustrate the country’s unique heritage. Most of these heritage sites in India are not featured online. Digital Empowerment Foundation, along with UNESCO and IHCN initiated a project called e-Heritage – Digitally Enhancing India’s Heritage. A capacity building programme to empower cities to create digital presence of their heritage.
Objective of e-Heritage:
– Build capacity of municipalities and districts to document heritage in their territory and build their own websites.
– Educate and involve local communities in the preservation of heritage sites both physically and virtually.
– Utilize the internet as an information platform for public education about Indian heritage.