Heritageshaala™ was established with an idea to bring the change in the way we teach and learn.
Formally launched on 1st January 2017, the decade old research was converted into a full scale movement, where a team of educators took the oath to transform our education system. Our study indicated patterns, that every topic we teach in school has a connection with history. If we can connect past with present, subjects get simplified.
Heritage Activist Vikramjit Singh Rooprai established The Heritage Photography Club and Youth for Heritage Foundation before turning into a full time educator. He started his career as a Software Engineer and it took him 14 years to realize that he can do better for society. Today, he spends most of his time reading manuscripts and books written more than a century ago.
Heritageshaala™ logo comprises of 6 human figures coming from 6 prominent faiths in India, namely Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Christianity, Jainism and Buddhism. They join each other to form the hexagram. Six Pointed Star, or the Hexagram finds its place in most ancient cultures of the world. In Hinduism, the Hexagram is more commonly known as Shatkon or Satkona (Shat = six, Kona = corner/angle). It is the union of Shiv (Male) and Shakti (Female). Here, Shiva, or the Purusha is represented by symbol “ᐱ”, which is a symbolic representation of male organ. Shakti, or Prakriti is represented by symbol “ᐯ”, which denotes the female womb. They are both combined to form “✡”. This is called Shanmukha, which represents “Origin”, or the formation of life. Shanmukha literally means Six faced. This Hexagram is also an important symbol in Buddhism and Jainism, where it can be found in many texts and mandalas. In Tibetan, it is called the “origin of phenomenon” (chos-kyi ‘byung-gnas). Hexagram can be seen in many churches, where it is part of the architectural patterns. However, at few places, Jesus Christ is depicted in the Hexagram. More information about the Hexagram can be found here.