The idea germinated in 2009, when Vikramjit Singh Rooprai
tried to gather more information about the monuments of Delhi. He felt that Delhi's rich heritage deserves more recognition than what it gets. He started The Heritage Photography Club
, which soon became India's largest club, dedicated to the advocacy of Heritage through photography. He also started www.monumentsofdelhi.com
, a repository of Delhi's monuments and history.
Vikramjit realized that not just Delhi, but entire India's heritage is underestimated. Existing education system makes the teaching-learning process rather boring for many children. Mulling over the fact, that how did ancient India produce numerous scholars, even without modern resources, he realized that the concept of experiential learning through story pedagogy has been the key for several millennia, but was all changed with the advent of education system inspired by the industrial revolution. Hence came Heritageshaala, or "Heritage Ki Pryogshaala
" (Heritage Lab), through which, activity based learning system was reinvented.