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Heritage sites to be restored in Rajouri

Last Updated on October 27, 2023 at 5:49 pm

In a significant stride towards preserving the rich cultural heritage of Rajouri, District Development Commissioner Vikas Kundal today convened a crucial meeting with concerned officers to deliberate on the restoration of heritage sites.

This meeting marked a pivotal moment in the efforts to revitalize and conserve the historical and architectural gems that dot the picturesque landscape of the district. The meeting discussed the restoration of several iconic tourism sites, including Dhanidhar Fort, the historic Chingus Fort, Qila Darhal fort, and the sacred Panj Nara Temple and others.

The Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Vikas Kundal emphasizing the paramount importance of heritage preservation, asserted that the restoration of these sites stands as a top priority for the government.

Such endeavors are not just about revitalizing stone and mortar but rekindling the narratives of the past and presenting them to future generations. “Our heritage and architectural sites are the living testimony of our cultural heritage, and they deserve to be celebrated,” he said.

The restoration of heritage sites not only holds the promise of attracting tourists and bolstering the local economy but also serves as a tribute to the craftsmanship, history, and stories that these sites encapsulate. In rejuvenating these sites, Rajouri aims to rekindle the collective memory of its people and offer a poignant reminder of the glorious past that continues to shape the present.

This ambitious endeavor is a testament to the government’s unwavering commitment to preserving and promoting the cultural legacy of Rajouri. It heralds a new chapter in the district’s journey towards becoming a custodian of its own history, beckoning tourists, history enthusiasts, and admirers of architectural marvels to witness and appreciate the grandeur of the past.

As the wheels of restoration begin to turn, Rajouri District envisions a future where heritage sites are not just consigned to history books but brought to life, allowing visitors to traverse through time and immerse themselves in the captivating narratives etched in stone and heritage.

The meeting was attended by the Additional Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Rajiv Kumar Khajuria; Chief Planning Officer, Mohammad Khurshid; SE PWD(R&B) Rajouri, Devi Dayal; District Statistical and Evaluation Officer, Sandeep Sharma; DPO, Auqil Nuvaid; Chief Education Officer, Sultana Kouser and Assistant Director Tourism, Arief Lone.