About Vadodara By foot
‘Vadodara By foot’ is an initiative to promote Art, Culture and Heritage as a part of CSR activity of GACL Foundation Trust (GFT) which is a CSR Arm of Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Limited (GACL). This initiative is inspired from Boston by Foot organization during a visit of Shri. P.K. Gera (IAS), Managing Director of GACL. Vadodara by Foot is jointly taken up by heritage cell of Vadodara Municipal Corporation and is supported by GFT.
Under this initiative, a website of Vadodara by foot (www.vadodarabyfoot.com) is launched which will contain rich information regarding various heritage sites which are important from historic and architectural point of view. The site also provides a link to download user friendly mobile application so as to take individualized self guided Heritage Walks. Thus contributing to Government’s Digital India Initiative.
One of the important objective of this initiative is to promote a concept of “Vadodara Page Chali ne… (વડોદરા પગે ચાલી ને।)”, i.e. to explore rich heritage of Vadodara on a walk. At present, the audios regarding information of several monuments is in Gujarati language, but soon it will be extended to other languages as well viz English, Marathi and Hindi.
Everyone can be associated with ‘Vadodara By Foot’ initiative for sharing their ideas, literature and knowledge about various heritage sites/ monuments of Vadodara by registering on the website.
The initiative was propagated through the platform of the Pledge run organized under Vadodara International Marathon on 5th February 2017, under which a guided Kothi Sector Heritage Walk was organized with the support of the Heritage Cell of Vadodara Municipal Corporation.