Attracting young people to cultural heritages

Sunday, 27/02/2022, 12:11 [GMT+7]

Attracting young people to cultural heritages

Khanh Hoa Provincial Monument Conservation Center recently issued a plan on learning about cultural heritages at Ponagar Ponagar Tower and Chong Rock scenic site, Nha Trang City. The plan aims to attract students to the cultural heritages in the province.
 
Interesting experiences
 
The provincial Monument Conservation Center sent documents to the education and training centers, culture and information centers, and schools over the province so that these units can register for visiting and learning cultural heritages at the two places. At Ponagar Temple, students will be introduced about historical values, architectural features, and the worship of Holy Mother, and so on. Besides, students will have opportunities to experience the work of a tour guide; learn about Cham people’s culture; learn to perform Cham dances; and learn pottery and brocade making techniques of Cham people. 
 
 
Chong Rock scenic site
Chong Rock scenic site
 
Visiting Chong Rock scenic site, students will be provided information about the site; enjoy and try playing some traditional musical instruments such as “dan bau” (monochord), “dan tranh” (16-chord zither), “T’rung”, “K’rong put”, bamboo flute, and “dan da” (lithophone). Students will also learn about some traditional art forms, for example “Bai Choi” and “Tuong “ (Vietnam’s classical drama) through short performances, costumes, props, and theatrical make-up, etc.
 
The units can register for one visiting session at one place or all-day visit at the two places. If the units want to visit other monuments in the province, tour guides of the provincial Monument Conservation Center will accompany the visiting delegations.
 
Offering useful support to schools
 
The provincial Monument Conservation Center has implemented activities with different forms and methods to introduce and promote the values of tangible and intangible cultural heritages to the students in the province for many years. One of the outstanding activities is the contest about cultural heritages organized at district-level and province-level organized every year. The contest has received good response from schools and students. After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the contest has been planned to take place in 2022.
 
The provincial Monument Conservation Center finished programing for the visits of the units to the aforementioned places. The tour guides of center will introduce and provide knowledge which is appropriate to students. The center will cooperate with artists and artisans to help students have interesting experiences; cooperate with the artists of the provincial Traditional Art Theatre to introduce about traditional art forms and hold performances; and so on. The provincial Monument Conservation Center is responsible for the funding of organization and supports schools’ transportation costs.
 
The extracurricular activities of visiting and learning about cultural heritages carried out by Khanh Hoa Provincial Monument Conservation Center has a positive meaning in introducing and promoting cultural heritage values in schools, as said by Tran Dinh Dung, director of the center. These activities are expected to attract students to cultural heritages and raise their awareness of protecting and promoting the values of these heritages. In order for the visiting and learning activities to take place effectively, the relevant units need to cooperate with each other closely. Besides, the content of the activities needs to be interesting and attractive. The activities have to be organized in accordance with COVID-19 prevention and control measures.
 
Giang Dinh
Translated by H.N