INTACH Jammu starts special series of activities to celebrate World Heritage week

JAMMU: INTACH Jammu Chapter in collaboration with Government College of Education Jammu today started a special series of activities for the celebration of World heritage Week 2021. On the First Day, a Heritage tour to Birpur-Purmandal –Uttar Behni heritage tourism circuit was organized. As many as 24 students, faculty members & team of INTACH participated in the Heritage walk. The tour was flagged of by Dr. G.J Singh, Chief Executive Officer Surinsar-Mansar Development Authority at Sunjwan Morh Jammu in presence of S.M.Sahni Convener, INTACH Jammu Chapter; Prof. Shalini Rana, Convener Cultural Club; GCOE Jammu, Dr Garo Choudhary; Faculty GCOE Jammu Arvind Kotwal; Jyoti Bhati Principal FCI Jammu; Rajesh Raina Tourist Officer Samba and Anil Paba Additional Co-Convener Sub Chapter Udhampur. The students were apprised of the art and architecture of old temples like Rani Charki temple Birpur, Avi Mukteshwar temples of Purmandal and Uttar Behni corridor, besides rare paintings that are inscribed on the walls of these temples, materials used for the construction and interiors of these Heritage temples of Chhota Kashi. The importance of conservation and preservation of the rich heritage of J&K was also emphasised. Many young volunteers, vloggers and cultural enthusiasts also joined the heritage walk and were enthralled to see the rich variety of built temples Heritage corridor of the region. Jammu University Research Scholar and renowned poetess Samvedna Sharma was also part of the team. Deputy Commissioner Samba, Anuradha Gupta appreciated the efforts of INTACH team and Government College of Education Jammu for organizing the Heritage walk for familiarization of the rich cultural Heritage of Samba District.