An aviation and hospitality company, the InterGlobe Foundation (IGF) has launched InterGlobe HERITAGE Fellowships with the aim of encouraging the community of scholars, journalists, architects and others to discover the undocumented aspects of Indian culture and raise awareness of our heritage. .
According to the official release, these scholarships are available for liberal arts students and teachers, scholars, journalists, architects, and freelancers. The application deadline for the fellowship is August 31, 2022. A jury consisting of Historian Swapna Liddle, Ratish Nanda, Curatorial Architect, CEO Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Vaibhav Chauhan, CEO, Cultre and Rohini Bhatia, President , InterGlobe Foundation – will select four candidates for the program, and the fellowship will last for three months starting November 1, 2022.
The statement further adds that the fellowships will focus on presenting a comprehensive vision for the preservation of lesser-known facets of Indian heritage, communities and practices. It will encourage new perspectives on Indian heritage, amplify local voices and conditions to help understand heritage-driven development, and explain how community development initiatives and tangible and intangible heritage in a certain region are interconnected.
“The InterGlobe Foundation is focused on preserving and promoting India’s culture and heritage. The foundation believes in coming together to conserve India’s tangible and intangible heritage and to raise community awareness through multiple partnerships; the HERITAGE scholarships are a step in this direction. IGF is committed to investing in our nation, its people and its heritage. Our vision is to build community pride by supporting sustainable livelihoods, preserving the environment and promoting heritage and culture,” said Rohini Bhatia, President of the InterGlobe Foundation.
In addition, the press release mentions that the InterGlobe Foundation has been working in this area since 2014 in partnership with several NGOs. Some of the heritage restoration projects include the demarcation, conservation and cultural revival of the Mausoleum of Abdur Rahim Khan-I-Khanan in Delhi; cultural mapping and documentation of ten Indian cities; the restoration of the “Indra Kund” stepwell in Delwara; and research on the Qutub Shah Mausoleum in Hyderabad and the Lal Bagh Palace in Indore.
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