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Now, log on to Facebook to know about monuments

Soumya Pillai, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, May 02, 2014
First Published: 01:01 IST(2/5/2014) | Last Updated: 01:06 IST(2/5/2014)

The Archeological Survey of India’s (ASI) Delhi Circle, after launching a mobile application on Delhi’s monuments, has now come up with a Facebook page to provide an interactive platform to Delhiites. People can post their suggestions and complaints regarding the monuments across the capital.

“We are trying to reach out to as many people as possible through this page for the upkeep of the monuments of Delhi. We will keep updating our activities on this page so that people can be informed about important events,” said Vasant Swarnkar, ASI chief of Delhi Circle. 

Though the page was created on April 1 this year, it started functioning a couple of days ago. Since its inception, the page has already attracted 647 followers who have started posting their suggestions along with pictures and videos of neglected monuments.

“Delhi has a rich cultural heritage and it can only be preserved if people realize its importance,” read a post by Vipin Mathur on ASI Delhi’s newly opened page.

Though the page is now being operated as a closed group, Swarnkar said that with expert assistance the page will soon be made an open forum to invite more interactions from the public.

Apart from taking suggestions, the page has been updated with latest news and archeological developments from across the world and aims at engaging the people in discussions about various monuments.

Needless to say, the new social networking initiative of ASI has already started garnering accolades.

“It is good to see such initiatives to promote awareness about our monuments,” posted one Sudheer Mehta on the page.


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