Infosys Foundation partnered with Sahapedia to Promote a Penchant for Cultural and Historical Knowledge of India
India CSR News Network
BANGALORE: Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Infosys will support the development of an online interactive web module on the arts, culture and histories of India by offering a corpus grant of Rs 2 Crores. It has partnered with Sahapedia, a non-profit organization for the same that will work for a period of 25 years towards the ingenious initiative that will facilitate dynamic access to rich content, and promote dialogue among members of different communities and groups.
Through this partnership Infosys aimed to provide content comprised of multimedia modules made up of articles, interviews, photographs, performance videos timelines, walkthroughs and bibliographies thereby assimilating a rich experience of Indian history and culture on the web.
An effort intended to benefit at around 10,00,000 users by the year 2019-2020 Collaboration is aspired to become a forum for advocacy in the area of heritage conservation and revitalization. They will also try to bring valuable cultural wealth to schools as an learning tool, and use the internet medium and offline resources to enable heritage education.
Sudha Murty, Chairperson – Infosys Foundation said, “The richest cultural wealth of India is in a state of slow disintegration – both in the physical state as well as in terms of memory preservation and knowledge transfer from one generation to the other. Sahapedia is undoubtedly a redeeming initiative to preserve and conserve the wonder-inspiring richness of Indian history, along with generating and sharing knowledge among a wide audience.”
Dr. Sudha Gopalakrishnan, Executive Director of Sahapedia said, “India has, for long, had a vibrant diversity of arts, practices and knowledge systems. At the moment, I believe there is increasing interest in and a need for making this traditional knowledge available for a wider public than the immediate community and this is what Sahapedia fosters.”