Infosys Foundation restores Gadag temple complex

Infosys Foundation restores  Gadag temple complex

The Infosys Foundation on Monday announced that it has provided grants worth Rs 4.5 crore for the restoration the Somanatheswara Temple Complex in Lakshmeshwara, Gadag district.

Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Infosys, in a note on Monday shared details of its contribution towards the archaeological restoration of the temple complex which is located around 40 km from Hubballi. The unveiling of the restored complex was celebrated with a day-long symposium on the town of Lakshmeshwara that was held at the temple complex on Monday.

The symposium was inaugurated by historian N Sundar.

Signs MoUs
As part of its ongoing effort to support programs in art and culture, Infosys Foundation had signed a memorandum of understanding with Conservation of Heritage and Rural Education (CHARE) in 2012 for the conservation of the Somanatheswara temple.

Speaking about Infosys Foundation’s efforts towards the restoration of historical structures, Sudha Murty, Chairperson of the Foundation, said, “While it is crucial to support scientific progress, conserving our ancient historical monuments is equally important.

These monuments are a testimony of our rich culture and a magnificent heritage for future generations.

The Somanatheswara archeological complex reflects the glory of Karnataka’s artistic craftsmanship and the essence of its culture and tradition.”
 

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