Visakhapatnam: Samsung India has now entered into a partnership with Unesco MGIEP (The Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Su-stainable Development) to launch 360 video and Virtual Reality (VR) content of two magnificent Indian heritage sites namely the Sun Temple in Konark (Odisha) and the Taj Mahal in Agra (UP). The first two videos of 360 and VR content, on the Sun Temple in Konark, was unveiled on Saturday at the Ed-TECH conference.
It showcases the grandeur, heritage and splendour of the architectural marvel of the Sun Temple in Konark which was shown to students and dignitaries at a specially set-up Samsung Smart Class at the conference venue. The project will provide experiential educational content to students across the country. The immersive content will also be available to students at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, where Samsung Smart Classes have been set up in over 500 schools since 2013. “The initiative to use VR for educating students will go a long way in taking forward the government of India’s vision of digital India. There are a total of 36 ‘Uneso Heritage Sites’ in India today.
“Samsung India may take up more sites to develop 360 videos and VR content, in the future. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the content was signed between SamsungIndia and Unesco MGIEP in the presence of Satya Pal Singh, the minister of the state for HRD, N. Chandrababu Naidu, the Chief Minister of AP and Ganta Srinivasa Rao, the HRD minister.”