Routes2Roots, a prominent non-governmental voluntary organization, has been recognized by the esteemed Limca Book of Records for setting the Indian record for the largest cultural education program. The accomplishment was officially certified by Ms. Vatsala Kaul Banerjee, the Editor of the Limca Book of Records, solidifying the organization’s remarkable contribution to the field of education.
The Limca Book of Records citation applauds Routes2Roots for their innovative initiative called VIRSA, which stands for “virasat,” meaning heritage. VIRSA is a pioneering digital learning program designed to promote performing arts education. Launched in 2016, the program offers live daily interactive classes, allowing children to learn from renowned gurus and teachers. The best part? It is accessible to students free of cost.
VIRSA has made an extraordinary impact, reaching an impressive 20,000 schools and over two crores (20 million) children across more than 150 cities in India and abroad. This unparalleled achievement has been made possible through the unwavering dedication and collaborative efforts of Routes2Roots and the enthusiastic support of teachers, principals, and educational institutions.
Expressing gratitude to the teachers and principals of the now 22,000 schools and colleges that have partnered with Routes2Roots, the organization emphasizes their crucial role in making this milestone a reality. Additionally, Routes2Roots extends heartfelt thanks to their donors, gurus, and staff for their unwavering support and guidance.
This recognition from the Limca Book of Records serves as a tremendous source of motivation for Routes2Roots, inspiring them to further expand their reach and diversify the subjects covered by their educational initiatives. With this new impetus, the organization aims to continue empowering children and fostering well-rounded citizens who will lead India to even greater heights in the years and decades to come.
Routes2Roots dedicates this remarkable achievement to the children of India, envisioning a future where their holistic education nurtures their potential, enabling them to contribute meaningfully to the nation’s progress. As the organization looks ahead, they remain committed to their mission of providing enriching educational opportunities and promoting cultural heritage among young learners.
The recognition by the Limca Book of Records not only highlights Routes2Roots’ extraordinary achievement but also sheds light on the importance of cultural education and the significant impact it can have on the lives of millions of children.