Cultural Heritage Conservation (CHC)
Cultural heritage is generated and accumulated through an interaction with the local environment by generations of people. But, over the time the values and social structures, which have developed and supported this heritage are being influenced by pervasive destructive process, both from within and outside the society.
NTNC recognizes that conservation of both material and immaterial cultural heritages is needed to promote tourism and thereby the local economy and to preserve centuries old traditional knowledge-base.
Project-wise focus programs:
Under the heritage conservation program, activities are geared to preserve the existing culture arid heritage of the region. The activities include supporting local level traditions and festivals, repair and maintenance of religious shrines such as monasteries, temples and support for the operation of monastic schools.
Under the cultural heritage program, local people receive training on Thanka painting, The local people are trained in monastery repair activities to preserve and enhance experience for visitors to the region.
Through the heritage conservation program, construction of Tharu Cultural Museum was undertaken to promote sustainable tourism. Endowment fund was provided to Tharu Gurau Samuha (indigenous medicine practitioners) to promote the indigenous knowledge of the Tharu Community.
BCP and SCP
Tharu cultural groups are supported to conserve indigenous Tharu culture.