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About National Heritage Championship

The National Heritage Championship is an online quiz, where students from all over India will be able to test their knowledge of Indian Heritage. Focus shall be on all three aspects, the Built, Cultural, and Natural Heritage of India.

Concept

India is a land of rich and diverse heritage. Even a lifetime is insufficient to study its past. For a school student to study all aspects of India‚Äôs heritage through his/her curriculum is a challenge that experts have been trying to tackle for a long. As a support to the existing school curriculum, Heritageshaala® brings the National Heritage Championship (NHC), which aims at supplementing the school learning and adding value to the knowledge of a child.
NHC gives importance to regional heritage, as much as the national heritage. Therefore, the question bank has been prepared in such a way that 30% questions will appear from the zone the child belongs to, while 70% questions will be from the national level heritage.

Zones

NHC follows the zones described by the States Reorganisation Act of 1956.
North Zone Chandigarh, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Punjab, Rajasthan
West Zone Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra
Central Zone Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh
East Zone Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal
North Eastern Zone Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura
South Zone Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Telangana

Format

NHC is an online quiz, where students will be able to connect from the comfort of their homes, or schools. There will be 100 multiple-choice questions, each having a weightage of 1 mark. There will be no negative marking. As mentioned above, 70% questions will be of National level, and 30% questions from the region student belongs to. These questions will come from the following categories:
  • Natural Heritage: National Parks, Minerals, Ores & Mines, Animal Species, Bird Species, Marine Life, Plant Species, Mountains, Rivers, Oceans, and Lakes
  • Built Heritage: Burial & Memorial Sites (Tombs, Chhatris, etc), Places of Worship, Forts, Palaces, other Buildings, Inventions, and Weapons
  • Cultural Heritage: Food, Epics & Manuscripts, Dances, Music, Languages, Festivals, Currency, Battles, Textiles, Pottery, Handicraft, and Religions
  • Personnel: Kings, Queens, Saints, Heroes & Warriors, Political Reformers, Religious Reformers, Freedom Fighters, and Inventors