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Sahapedia- UNESCO Fellowship

Ms. Manasa Gowda, Assistant Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at St. Claret College, was awarded the Sahapedia-UNESCO Fellowship at the Convocation held in SanskritiBhavan, New Delhi recently. Ms. Manasa Gowda was awarded the honour for her project work on Channapatna Toys, which she completed successfully with able assistance from her mentor D. Ram Raj of Hubballi as well as students Sijo George and K.B. Sachin.

According to Sahapedia sources, 130 Fellows graduated in the ceremony. The call for Fellowship proposals received over 500 applications. Sahapedia-UNESCO Fellowship is a collaborative project to encourage fresh research on tangible and intangible heritage across India and South Asia. Articles, videos, interviews and more, supported by the Fellowship, are freely available for everyone to read, watch and hear at 

The Sahapedia-UNESCO Fellowship is one way to both support research on the arts and cultural diversity of India, and to encourage field practitioners and young scholars to identify from their perspectives what needs to be documented. Through this Fellowship, we want to support individuals in their work with communities and practices that often do not get the attention they deserve. The Fellowship encourages the practice of mentorship and relationships between those in the field and those in the academy. Sahapedia team members and experts affiliated with us are in regular contact with the Fellowship candidates during their research and through the process of editing and reviewing their writing and recording. As a result, the project facilitates connections between practitioners and researchers and strengthens the network of culture knowledge bearers across India.

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