Make efforts to preserve monuments: Siddu

Make efforts to preserve monuments: Siddu

Make efforts to preserve monuments: Siddu

The Department of Archaeology, Museums and Heritage should increase its efforts towards identifying and preserving monuments across the State, said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, here on Saturday.

The State has been able to protect only around 750 monuments, while around 25-30,000 monuments were yet to be identified and conserved, he said.

He was speaking after the launch of ‘Prachya Prajna’, a programme organised by the department to raise awareness among high school students regarding various monuments and the rich heritage of the State.

Noting that there were 201 heritage buildings in the city, he said that it was the responsibility of both the department concerned and the general public to conserve them. The monuments are integral parts of history and culture of the State, he said.

‘Puratatva Ratna Award’, instituted by the department was awarded to three experts, A V Narasimhamurthy, Srinivas H Ritthi and A Sundar during the programme by the Chief Minister.

Revenue and District-in-charge minister V Srinivas Prasad, PWD minister Dr H C Mahadevappa and Kannada and Culture minister Umashree were present.
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