Monuments can serve as fashionistas: Heritage commr

Monuments can serve as fashionistas: Heritage commr

Monuments can serve as fashionistas: Heritage commr

Want some fashion tips? Visit heritage monuments, and pick up new ideas from ancient monuments, suggests, P S Vastrad, Commissioner, department of Archaeology and Museum.

Addressing students of the JSS Law College during the World Heritage Day celebrations here on Thursday, he said that ancient monuments served as great inspiration.


Citing the example of monuments at the Ajanta and Ellora caves, he said that caves had carvings of more than 165 hairstyles, which could serve as a trendsetter.
He said, trends that are popular today, have already been inscribed on the monuments of India.

“Clothing, hairstyles, nail arts, of the modern world, have been experimented by our ancestors,” he added.

The Commissioner stressed on the importance of awareness among youth as well as the public, regarding the rich heritage of the country. He encouraged students to visit the heritage sites. This would enhance their knowledge and also help conserve the monuments.

Vastrad also called upon the youth to save fuel and become eco-friendly by making lifestyle changes. Using bicycles could conserve petrol and diesel, he added.
T S Ravishankar, director (Epigraphy), Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), opined that rampant development and commercialisation was responsible for disappearance of monuments.

He said that it was the collective responsibility of people to participate actively in conserving the scriptures. If a monument was destroyed, it was loss of a page from history. 

Democratic system

The present democratic system including elections have been mentioned in the monuments, he added.

A S Choudry of Science Branch, ASI, said that there were 600 monuments in Karnataka recognised by ASI.

He said that there were continued instances of monuments being damaged by tourists. “Feel like a custodian of the heritage and follow some regulations to conserve it,” he added.

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