What Is Heritage?


Question – What do you consider as heritage? or What do you mean by heritage?

Rishabh Kumar -He is doing Btech from maharaja surajmal institute.
Each individual possesses a personal heritage which he or she cherishes: family pictures, music records, personal objects, souvenirs, a family house, plants, animals, special persons in the family traditions etc. This is a personal heritage which individuals need to recognize, appreciate, conserve and share with others. At this level, it is usually left to individuals or families to recognize and pass on this heritage from one generation to the next.

Sarthak Jain – He is doing BFIA from Sahaheed sukhdev college of business studies
Each community possesses a collective heritage which it wants to preserve: buildings, parks, traditions, archives, farms, landscapes, collections of objects gathered by citizens, skilled people, persons with a long memory of the community etc. This constitutes a local community’s heritage. At this level it is usually the community’s responsibility to raise the level of awareness of its citizens for this local heritage.

Sahil Gogia -He is doing BFIA from Sahaheed sukhdev college of business studies
As human beings living on this planet, there are things, persons and traditions which we consider to be our common heritage. One only has to mention places such as the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, the Acropolis of Athens or Mount Everest to realize that these places do not belong to Egypt, Greece or Nepal. They are part of humanity’s heritage and these countries are simply the custodians of these incredible treasures. This is why the World Heritage Convention was created: to help the whole of humanity define what it wants to preserve and pass on to the next generations.

Wineeta Paul – She is doing BFIA from Sahaheed sukhdev college of business studies
Cutural or National heritage is defined as the collection of things which define your background. For example, the heritage of France would be its statues, monuments, and historical buildings as well as any other artefacts for one. Another example would be non-physical, such as attributes given to one’s nation via past events which define your country’s people. For example, the Gallipoli campaign in WWI defined and literally help “put Australia on the map”. Other things which contribute to one’s heritage is the natural beauty of a country, literature and art just to name a few others.
In simple words, heritage is all the things which make up a country physically (like artefacts), spiritually (beliefs) and intangibly (past events which paved way for modern times).

Nitin Kumar – He is a Charted Accountant
It defines our cultural identity and it therefore lies at the heart of our spiritual wellbeing and it has the power to build our nation. Our heritage has the potential to affirm our diverse cultures . In short our heritage celebrates our achievements and contributes to redressing past inequities. It educates, it deepens our understanding of society while at the same time it encourages us to empathise with the experience of others.