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MoU for restoration of Shalimar and Nishat Gardens signed

Last Updated on July 28, 2021 at 7:22 pm

J&K Government today inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with JSW Foundation for restoration and conservation of Shalimar and Nishat Gardens.

In the presence of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, the MoU was signed by Sh. Sheikh Fayaz Ahmad, Commissioner/Secretary, Floriculture, Gardens and Parks, and Ms. Sangita Jindal, Chairperson, JSW Foundation.

As part of this commitment, JSW Foundation led by its Chairperson will assist and support the Government of J&K, both financially and technically in preserving the two heritage gardens under CSR.

Speaking on the occasion, the Lt Governor termed the signing of MoU as a new beginning in the conservation of the historic sites which are the hallmarks of J&K’s rich cultural heritage legacy.

“We are making continuous efforts to restore the ancient glory of UT’s heritage places and propose them for inclusion in World Heritage sites”, observed the Lt Governor.

The Lt Governor noted that the preservation of ecology and cultural heritage, along with growth in the industrial sector are key components of sustainable development.

The government is giving  much-needed impetus to integrate the promotion of cultural heritage in UT’s development plan in order to connect the people from across the world with the glorious history of J&K, added the Lt Governor.

The Lt Governor advised the concerned executive agencies to work in close coordination with all stakeholders and have an in-depth understanding of the historic facts and cultural significance while restoring the pristine glory of these heritage gardens.