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Samsung India in partnership with UNESCO showcases VR flim on Taj Mahal

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Samsung India on Thursday showcased a Virtual Reality (VR) film on the Taj Mahal at the UP Investors Summit in Lucknow.

The film has been made by Samsung in partnership with UNESCO MGIEP (Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development). Under the partnership, Samsung will develop VR content on two magnificent Indian heritage sites, Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh and the Sun Temple in Konark, Odisha. There are 36 UNESCO Heritage Sites in India today. Samsung India may take up more sites to develop VR content in future.

The film showcasing the architectural marvel Taj Mahal was shown on Samsung VR headsets powered by Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphones. It will be included as part of the content of Samsung Smart Class across the country to provide experiential education.

The VR film on Taj Mahal was unveiled by Honourable President of India, Ram Nath Kovind and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath in presence of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Governor of Uttar Pradesh Ram Naik and Industries Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Satish Mahana.

Commenting on the occasion, Deepak Bhardwaj, Vice President, CSR, Samsung India said, “Samsung believes in transforming communities and creating a better life for people with its innovative products and solutions. We are happy to partner with UNESCO to offer experiential educational content with the effective use of technology. Today there is a need for children to acquire deep understanding of our national heritage sites. At Samsung, we believe this partnership will help provide many more school going children easy access to such content in an engaging and exciting format such as VR.”