Silk Cotton Tree, Lalbagh

Silk Cotton Tree, Lalbagh

Photo: Meera Iyer

INTACHBangalore Chapter
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Nammoora Kathe

Nammoora Kathe ("Tales of our city") is a heritage educational program that INTACH is delighted to bring to children in selected government and low-income schools in Bengaluru. This program is made possible through the patronage of, a nonprofit social enterprise which is a separate but integral part of Salesforce, the global leader in Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Nammoora Kathe offers these school children up-close exposure to the history of the founding, growth, and evolution of Bengaluru as a city. The program will highlight the origins of the city and help build a comprehensive understanding of its other dimensions like - city planning, natural heritage, cultural heritage and local traditions.

Objectives of the Program

  1. Help participants establish an emotional connection with the city of Bengaluru
  2. Acquaint participants with the natural and cultural heritage of the city
  3. Introduce participants to the historic facts, the founding story and important milestones in the growth of the city
  4. Equip participants with some key facts and information on the landmark monuments in the city
  5. Imbue participants with a sense of identity, which comes from knowing more about their city
  6. Instill in participants an understanding that knowing the local history is as important as knowing the larger history of the country: that appreciating local history can be a wonderful doorway to understanding the larger history of India.

List of participating schools

For the academic year 2019-2020, INTACH is partnering with the following list of schools. These are a mix of government and aided, low-income private schools. All the participating schools cater to children from economically-disadvantaged backgrounds.

  1. Government Urdu Middle Primary School, Farooqiya Nagar, Goripalya
  2. RM Education Society, Goripalya
  3. Sharada Shree Public School, Basavanagudi
  4. Crescent Public School, Basavanagudi
  5. Govt. Middle Primary School, Karthithimmanahalli, Mysore Road
  6. Fort High School, Chamrajpet
  7. Govt. Primary School, Mathikere
  8. To be decided.