As an unprecedented initiative Social Photo Walk by Meer Foundation, youth from across the country were appealed to dedicate one hour from their time of leisure on World Heritage Day (18th April) to walk to a nearby heritage site of their city and capture their presence over there in order to share that on social media using #SocialPhotoWalk.
Exploring the Ghadi Chowk, Raipur
The initiative turned out to be a huge success that the initiator Vice President of the Foundation- Himanshu Chandravanshi regarded as impossible without the social media video appeal by the filmmaker Amir Hashmi who urged the youth to be a part of the heritage cause.
Exploring the British Legacy of Raipur
Raipurians visited Marine drive to Ghadi Chowk, British Empire’s Jawahar Gate of Sadar bazar to Budheshwar Temple, Dargah Killa Wale Hazrat to St. Joseph Church, and then close the walk on 16th century’s Dudhadhari Math along with meer foundation volunteers, youth and innovative monk group.
Exploring the St. Joseph Church, Raipur
On Social Media the youth shared their photographs in a humongous number directly with the foundation and on their timeline as well. The ‘clicks’ were from the cities to the likes of Raipur, Dhamtari, Bhilai, Kawardha, Delhi, Agra, Mumbai and Lucknow.
Exploring the Heritage Walk of Raipur
Some of the photos were shared from outside India as well. Amir Hashmi also posted a picture of 1924 build Shanripur Church captured by him. The success of the initiative to disseminate awareness among the youth about the culture & history of our nation, can be gauged by all day trending of the hashtag on World Heritage Day.
Exploring the Marine Drive, Teli bandha, Raipur