New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday said her Government will soon set up heritage clubs in city schools to bring awareness among the youth about the importance of conservation and maintenance of monuments and heritage buildings in the City.

Dikshit said this while speaking at a function organized by the Shahjahanabad Re-development Corporation at Dadi Poti ka Maqbara in Hauz Khas village.

She said it was responsibility of all citizens to ensure proper maintenance of monuments and heritage buildings for which Delhi is famous.

"We will set up heritage clubs in schools so that children could be educated on importance of conservation and preservation of monuments," she said.

Noting that most of the monuments are linked to historical events and incidents, Dikshit said all the citizens have a responsibility to protect them.

Actress Sushma Seth and writer Manorama Java narrated stories to the school children at the function to make them aware about the importance of culture and heritage.

Dikshit along with her granddaughter planted a sapling. "Delhi is bound to become a world heritage city as it has a number of monuments which are related to history," the Chief Minister said.

She said a number of games including kite flying are associated with history of the Walled City and her government will soon organize a kite festival.

Shahjahanabad Redevelopment Corporation (SRDC) has been formed with a mandate to promote conservation of heritage buildings which need to be protected.

SRDC has trained 200 school teachers in setting up of heritage clubs in schools.

(Agencies)