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  • Writer's pictureAnustup Kundu

The Heritage Hunt-A-Thon will be Organised by the Maharshi Dayanand 200th Janmotsav Samity

News Desk, News Nation 360 : Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, defying threats from radical Hindus, organized the first widow remarriage in India on December 7, 1856. This courageous act paved the way for the Widow Remarriage Act, a landmark social reform in Calcutta, the then capital and cultural hub of British India. Kolkata's bylanes hold stories of sacrifice, like the one where Bhagat Singh, a freedom fighter, hid from the British. Immersing oneself in these forgotten buildings offers a unique perspective on history. Marking the 200th birth anniversary of Swami Dayanand Saraswati, founder of the Arya Samaj (instrumental in India's freedom struggle), a Heritage Hunt is organized by Maharshi Dayanand 200th Janmotsav Samity. This event offers a chance to relive the historical significance of Kolkata and the fight for social justice. British India's capital was Kolkata or Calcutta. In addition, it served as the epicentre of India's independence movement and its cultural capital. Central Kolkata's alleyways conceal inspiring tales of bravery and selflessness. When Bhagat Singh was in hiding from the British, he resided in one of Kolkata's buildings. The goal is to instil pride in Kolkatans for their heritage and culture. Participants in the event can range in age from 8 to 80. The goal is to raise awareness of the past enjoyably and engagingly. Not only has the past been covered, but some famous locations from the present era are as well. Volunteers will assist in navigating Kumartuli's winding, confusing lanes so that visitors can witness the process of creating Durga Maa idols. Kaligodam is another place in their itinerary that is arguably the most well-known in India for Bundi, a customary Indian dessert. On March 3rd, one must arrive at 19 Bidhan Sarani by approximately 7 a.m. The specifics of the locations one must visit will be provided. Every location will be accessible by foot and nearby. One can travel by vehicle, scooter, or public transportation, whichever best suits their needs. There will be about a hundred Arya Samaj volunteers dispersed throughout the area to offer any assistance one may need. The entire trip will be about 7 kilometres. Return to the location by 11 a.m.; there will be a brief test based on the locations visited. Certificates will be awarded based on achievements. Each participant will receive a participation medal. Visit www.heritagehunt.in to take part.


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