The Indian Premier League team Rajasthan Royals has got into a unique partnership. The IPL’S inaugural edition winner has teamed up with Sahapedia to work towards the documentation of heritage and culture in Rajasthan.
The execution of the project will be undertaken by Royal Rajasthan Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Rajasthan Royals via content creation and sharing, training of women in shelter homes for leading and hosting experiences across multiple themes. It will be a three-year partnership working in three phases with the first phase running through 2020-2021.
The main objective is to increase accessibility to the different facets of Rajasthan’s alluring heritage via succinct documentation and content creation across formats for the enthusiasts to enjoy. The first year of the project will include a heritage walk training program for women in shelter homes across Jaipur. This program will also have classroom sessions and field research, enabling the women to learn and develop new skill sets.
Sahapedia is an open online resource on the arts, cultures and heritage of India.
Rajasthan Royals‘ Executive Chairman, Ranjit Barthakur was pleased with the initiative. “It’s an honour for us to be representing a team from a state that is known for its rich history, iconic architecture and vibrant culture. Sahapedia’s impact on arts and culture through their projects has been immense. The state of Rajasthan boasts of culture, history, valour, art and much more and there is a need to digitise all these facets and make them accessible to enthusiasts,” he said in a statement.