JAMMU, APR 19:
Advocating proper preservation of heritage sites in the state, the Minister for Tourism Tassaduq Hussain Mufti today said that heritage informs about how people lived in past and encourage the coming generation to learn from their experiences and achievements.
“There is great need to preserve the legacy and heritage character of our state to enable the future generation to know their past and learn from it,” the Minister said while addressing a huge audience comprising students, civil society members and experts here at a seminar organized to mark International Day for Monuments and Sites.
The event “Heritage for Generations” was organized by Mubarak Mandi Jammu Heritage Society (MMJHS) in collaboration with International Committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICICH) here at royal complex Mubarak Mandi.
The Minister said that government is taking concrete measures to restore the pristine glory of the Mubarak Mandi complex for which top experts have been engaged to complete the task in a phased manner.
Tassaduq Mufti also stressed on taking innovative steps to preserve the relevance of our glorious past and pass it to the next the generation.
In her address, the Minister of State for Tourism and Culture Priya Sethi lauded the organizers for holding such events with an aim to aware people about the importance of cultural heritage.
She stressed on redoubling the efforts to protect and conserve heritage sites, to educated the next generations by sharing with them the glorious events of past and encourage them to preserve and promote the cultural and rich heritage of the state.
Besides, MLA East Rajesh Gupta, Executive Director MMJHS Sham Lal, Vice President ICOMOS ICICH Munish Pandit, members of MMJHS, ICICH and senior functionaries of the concerned departments were also present on the occasion.
Dr Poonam Chaudhary, Dr Mrinalini Atrey, Tulika Rastogi, Hemani Badyal were the keynote speakers on the occasion.