Bhopal: Archana Chitnis wants Burhanpur monument in UNESCO list

Staff ReporterUpdated: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 06:56 AM IST
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BHOPAL: Minister for woman and child development Archana Chitnis said that three structures of the state have been included in World Heritage category. Kundi Bhandara of Burhanpur based on water conservation technique and underground transport too should be included in UNESCO World Heritage category. A proposal is being sent to the Union Government in this regard.

Chitnis was addressing a meeting called with an objective to prepare an action plan towards historical importance of Burhanpur and heritage conservation on Tuesday at Mantralaya. Commissioner Archaeology and Archives Anupam Rajan and representatives of Archaeological Survey of India were present in the meeting.

Consent on construction of Guru Govind Singh Memorial Museum and Tagore Cultural Hall was given in the meeting. Deliberations on making Heritage Cell of Burhanpur active and to develop city in form of City Museum was also taken up. Moreover, a need to start a process for survey of Tapti River Valley in order to bring archaeological heritage of the city in light was mentioned in the meeting. Chitnis said that Makhanlal Chaturvedi Journalism University will provide two  fellowships on study of Burhanpur heritages. A seminar focussing on Burhanpur will be held at Bhopal on July 15. Beside this, Burhanpur Day will be organised in Bharat Bhavan, in which artists linked to folk art, songs, musical instruments, dance, painting and literature of Burhanpur area will perform.

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