International Day for Monuments & Sites
JAMMU: Advocating proper preservation of heritage sites in the state, the Minister for Tourism Tassaduq Hussain Mufti Thursday 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 audience comprising of 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 aim of the seminar was to focus on inter-generational transfer of knowledge and youth leadership. The daylong seminar witnessed guest lectures and interactive sessions and provided an open platform to the experts, students and people from all walks of life to share their memories and experiences about the heritage sites including, Mubarak Mandi complex.
Minister of State for Tourism and Culture Priya Sethi was also present on the occasion.
Reaffirming collaborated efforts to this end, the Tourism Minister said that besides concerned departments, civil society should also come forward to play decisive role in the preservation of the heritage sites in the state.
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 also stressed on taking innovative steps to preserve the relevance of our glorious past and pass it to the next the generation.