A simple meaning of heritage is something of value that is passed down from preceding generations and should be preserved for benefit of future generations. It may generally refer to cultural heritage or natural heritage.
Cultural heritage includes tangible culture (such as buildings, monuments, landscapes, books, works of art, and artifacts), intangible culture (such as folklore, traditions, language, and knowledge), and natural heritage (including culturally significant landscapes, and biodiversity).
Intangible cultural heritage" consists of non-physical aspects of a particular culture, more often maintained by social customs during a specific period in history. The concept includes the ways and means of behavior in a society, and the often formal rules for operating in a particular cultural climate. These include social values and traditions, customs and practices, aesthetic and spiritual beliefs, artistic expression, language and other aspects of human activity. The significance of physical artifacts can be interpretedagainst the backdrop of socioeconomic, political, ethnic, religious and philosophical values of a particular group of people. Naturally, intangible cultural heritage is more difficult to preserve than physical objects.
Architectural and Built Heritage
Architectural and built heritage include all buildings having architectural, historical or aesthetic value.
Natural heritage is also an important part of society's heritage encompassing the countryside and natural environment, including flor aand fauna scientifically known as biodiversity as well as geological elements (including mineralogical, geomorphological, paleeontological, etc.), scientifically known as geodiversity.
For promoting heritage education, CBSE has a dedicated section on heritage on its website.