Published: June 11, 2017 | DNA
MICAVaani, MICA’s student- run community radio station, had recently recorded audio guides for 44 heritage sites in Ahmedabad.
These would be soon converted into bar codes by INTACH’s (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) Ahmedabad chapter, and made available to tourists visiting the country’s first World Heritage City-Ahmedabad, as part of the Smart Signage project.
The project, in joint collaboration with AMC, was undertaken by INTACH under the guidance of convenor Abhay Mangaldas. DNA had reported about it in November 2016.
These audio guides will help tourists in getting information about various heritage sites of the city.
Vyom Vasavada, a second year student and MICAVaani member, said, “Our team of 18 was very excited when the project came to us. We researched on various heritage sites, scripted and recorded audio guides at our MICAVaani studio. We learnt a lot about the city through our research. We wish to create awareness about the same through this project.”
MICA dean, Dr Preeti Shroff, said, “MICA community congratulates Ahmedabad and those who made efforts which resulted into UNESCO granting the World Heritage City status to Ahmedabad.”
Saying that youths can serve as an important contributor in preservation of heritage, Shroff added, “We at MICA are very proud about the ongoing collaboration with AMC, INTACH, Abhay Mangaldas and other leaders for creating signages for all important historic monuments in the city.”
She added, “Every drop in the ocean counts and we will continue to engage MICA students via our community radio MICAVaani to learn from the communities of this heritage city and its rich culture.”