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Samsung to come up with 360-degree VR view of Odisha’s Sun Temple

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Bhubaneswar: Samsung India has now signed a pact 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 the Sun Temple in Konark of Odisha, a Unesco heritage site.

The first of the two 360 video and VR content, on the Sun Temple, was unveiled at the Transforming Education Conference for Humanity (TECH) 2017 in Visakhapatnam, organized by UNESCO MGIEP, on Saturday.

“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,” said Mr. Deepak Bhardwaj, Vice President, CSR, Samsung India.

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, he added.

There are 36 UNESCO Heritage Sites in India today. Samsung India may take up more sites to develop 360 video and VR content in future.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the content was signed between Samsung India and Unesco MGIEP in the presence Satya Pal Singh, Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Shri N. Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and Shri Ganta Srinivasa Rao, Minister of Human Resources Development, Government of Andhra Pradesh.