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J&K: LG Manoj Sinha lays foundation stone for conservation & restoration of Shalimar Garden in Srinagar

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 29, May 2022
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In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha laid the foundation stone for the conservation and restoration of the historic Shalimar Garden in Srinagar yesterday.

In his address, the Lieutenant Governor said that Jammu and Kashmir Government in collaboration with JSW Foundation, is making consistent efforts to restore the glorious heritage of J&K which will further give a fillip to tourism in the region. Sinha maintained that Gardens are living reflection of cultural heritage and said that we have embarked on a journey to conserve the precious sites, cultural assets that represent artistic and intellectual brilliance. He said that his government is working on all aspects to ensure progress of J&K and equitable development of the society and further added that apart from bringing new investments & industries to the Union Territory, we have also ensured the protection of cultural assets which we have inherited from our forefathers.

The Lieutenant Governor observed that Gardens have remained one of the main attractions for tourists in the valley and the Floriculture Department is making dedicated efforts to preserve the historical-cultural heritage of eight Mughal Gardens. He said that the dossier of the Mughal Gardens was already sent for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage Site last year and it has boosted the influx of tourists and locals to these gardens.

Ms. Sangita Jindal, Chairperson, JSW Foundation, while speaking on the occasion highlighted the conservation and restoration works undertaken by JSW foundation and reiterated the foundation’s commitment to assist and support the Government of Jammu and Kashmir in preserving the heritage gardens under CSR.

Pertinently, J&K Government, last year inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with JSW Foundation for restoration and conservation of Shalimar and Nishat Gardens in Kashmir Valley

Source: News on Air