Now, an on-site exhibition for better understanding
Are you aware of the importance of World Heritage Site of Humayun’s Tomb as a precursor of the world famous Taj Mahal? Or for that matter, do you know, Char Bagh (square pattern gardens with fountains and water channels) is a significant feature of the site?
Well, next time you go to the Humayun’s Tomb, you can arm yourself with all this information and much more before exploring the actual premises.
Jawahar Sircar, secretary, Union Ministry of Culture, inaugurated the site exhibition on Monday, first for an Archeological Survey of India (ASI) protected monument in Delhi. “Similar efforts should be made at other monuments,” Sircar said.
The senior official also launched a project website (www.nizamuddinrenewal.org).
The on-site exhibition comprises graphic panels having photographs by eminent photographers Ram Rahman and Amit Pascricha, sketches by Himanshi Das and the exhibit designed by Archana Saad Akhtar and curated by historian Narayani Gupta. The exhibition has been set up in the restored cells of the west gate (the second gate inside the premises) of the monument.
The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), in partnership with ASI, has been carrying out conservation work at the monument.
Ratish Nanada from AKTC said, “A lot of visitors come to Humayun’s Tomb without any guide. This exhibition in a graphic manner will significantly improve their understanding about the World Heritage Site.”
A number of school children and foreigners are regular visitors to the protected site.
Karnataka Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu B Chavan appealed to people not to sacrifice cattle for the Bakrid festival while warning of stern action against the offenders. The Minister emphasised the Cow Slaughter Prohibition Act has already been in force in Karnataka. Generally, during the Bakrid festival, there is a tradition of sacrifice, for which livestock such as cow, ox, calf and camels are also used, said Chavan.
Chandigarh Chandigarh administrator Banwarilal Purohit on Wednesday gave in-principle approval for a synthetic running track at Sukhna Lake. UT adviser Dharam Pal, said, “The Chandigarh Heritage Conservation Committee had earlier given its go-ahead for the proposal. Next, the detailed plan and cost estimates will be prepared; and then, tenders will be floated for the project.” A UT official said the proposed track is part of the administration's efforts to give Sukhna Lake a major facelift.
The National Highway Authority of India has approved two over-bridges, which are likely to reduce travel time between Kalka and Zirakpur and alleviate traffic jams on the stretch by next year. NHAI has already floated tenders for the 60-m wide over-bridges, which will be constructed at a cost of ₹50 crore. It has invited bids for the “construction and site improvement of the four-lane national highway (NH-22) on the Zirakpur-Parwanoo junction.”
Fifteen students had a narrow escape after their school bus skidded into a waterlogged open drain in Daulat Singhwala village in Phabat area of Zirakpur. The bus, which was ferrying students of Blue Bird High School, Sector 16, Panchkula, was making way for another school bus when it skidded into the overflowing drain. The bus tilted in the drain, but passersby and parents were able to rescue the children through the driver's window.
Tricity residents woke up to heavy rainfall for the second time this month on Wednesday. Three people went missing after a taxi, shuttling two commuters, was swept away in a flashflood in the Patiala-Ki-Rao rivulet as the driver attempted to cross the causeway in Tanda Village near Nayagaon. The owner of the vehicle, Rakesh Kumar told the police that Gaurav had called him saying two people, travelling to Baddi, had booked his cab.