1. The scheme for Cultural Heritage Youth Leadership Programme (CHYLP) envisaged enriching awareness of Indian culture and heritage amongst the youth in order to promote, understand and develop fondness for India’s rich cultural heritage, with a view to develop appropriate leadership qualities amongst youth.
2. The focus of the programme was to be on less privileged children residing in backward areas by interacting with them in vernacular languages for their better understanding.
3. Intermittently programme was given to Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT).
a. CCRT organized workshops for the scheme.
4. However, to accelerate the process, Museum Division of this Ministry arranged visits of children of unprivileged section of society to museums so that these children may get an opportunity to gain the knowledge relating to the Indian History and Culture and Science.
a. Established in 1979, pioneered by Smt. Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay and Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan, it functions as an autonomous organization under the aegis of Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
b. The CCRT has its headquarters in New Delhi and three Regional Centers at i. Udaipur in the west,
ii. Hyderabad in the south and
iii. Guwahati in the north-east to facilitate the widespread dissemination of Indian art and culture.
c. The CCRT revitalizes the education system by creating an understanding and awareness among teachers, students and educational administrators about the plurality of the regional cultures of India and integrating this knowledge with education.
d. CCRT’s main thrust is to make variety of training programmes for in-service teachers, teacher educators, educational administrators and students throughout the country.
e. It also organizes special training programmes for the physically and mentally challenged children.
f. Main Functions
i. Collects and develops a library of resources in the form of scripts, digital photographs, audio and video recordings and films with the objective of producing culturally-oriented educational aids to encourage the art and craft forms of rural India and their revival.
ii. Prepares publications and other audio-visual material which attempt to provide an understanding and appreciation of the different aspects of Indian art and culture.