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 Revised model of ‘monument mitra’ scheme to be launched by tradition Min subsequent month

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 Revised version of 'monument mitra' scheme to be launched by culture Min next month

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: As the ‘monument mitra’ (Adopt a Heritage) scheme of the tourism ministry couldn’t yielded desired outcomes, the ministry of tradition is prepared with its personal model the initiative for higher upkeep of centrally protected heritage properties, creation of primary facilities and world-class additions like just lately launched Sound and Light Show at Delhi’s Red Fort.

According to the officers, preparations for the launch of the scheme are on the ultimate stage for which the ministry might be holding a gathering with company and establishments fascinated with adopting a monument on January 31. The goal is to introduce Sound and Light Show together with projection mapping at 500 websites together with distinguished websites Hampi, Purana Quila, Ajanta, Ellora, Mandu, Kangra Fort and Golconda Fort.

One of the numerous provisions within the revamped model of the scheme, a heritage website or a part of the historic constructing underneath the jurisdiction of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), which features underneath the tradition ministry, could also be handed over to 2 or a number of bidders. The scheme is more likely to be launched by February 15, the officers confirmed.

“This revised scheme will be led by the culture ministry. The previous scheme of the tourism ministry didn’t do justice fully. Earlier guidelines were silent on what can be done or can’t be done at monuments therefore there was a lot of confusion; whether monument mitras (friends of monument) could do carry out conservation or just they are only for maintenance of the garden? All those questions have been clarified in the revamped ‘adopt a heritage’ scheme,” mentioned a senior official, aware of the matter.

The web site for the scheme may have particulars of 1,000 websites being provided together with elements and options resembling a doorway, pathway or dome, which may individually be taken on for various functions like projection mapping. The ministry mentioned that a number of large company resembling Tata, Infosys, Jindals and Yatra have proven curiosity within the scheme.

“Options will be available to individuals to take up entire property or just one or two amenities. One can only opt for a Sound and Light Show, projection mapping or interpretation centre. Or one may only apply for upkeep. 1,000 monuments will be on offer but we want to sign a memorandum of understanding for 500 sites before August 15,” mentioned the official.

The monument mitra scheme was envisioned to offer an enhanced tourism expertise and likewise to make sure high quality and inclusive provision of facilities and services at heritage websites. It was launched in September 2017. The Government signed memorandums of understanding (MoU) with personal entities for greater than 24 websites resembling Dara Shikoh Library Building (Delhi), Aguada Fort (Goa),  Bara Lao ka Gumbad (Delhi), Rani-ki-Vav (Gujarat), Tomb of Abdur Rahim Khan-i-Khana (Delhi), Gandikota Fort (Andhra Pradesh), Red Fort (Delhi), and Ajanta Caves (Maharashtra).

NEW DELHI: As the ‘monument mitra’ (Adopt a Heritage) scheme of the tourism ministry couldn’t yielded desired outcomes, the ministry of tradition is prepared with its personal model the initiative for higher upkeep of centrally protected heritage properties, creation of primary facilities and world-class additions like just lately launched Sound and Light Show at Delhi’s Red Fort.

According to the officers, preparations for the launch of the scheme are on the ultimate stage for which the ministry might be holding a gathering with company and establishments fascinated with adopting a monument on January 31. The goal is to introduce Sound and Light Show together with projection mapping at 500 websites together with distinguished websites Hampi, Purana Quila, Ajanta, Ellora, Mandu, Kangra Fort and Golconda Fort.

One of the numerous provisions within the revamped model of the scheme, a heritage website or a part of the historic constructing underneath the jurisdiction of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), which features underneath the tradition ministry, could also be handed over to 2 or a number of bidders. The scheme is more likely to be launched by February 15, the officers confirmed.

“This revised scheme will be led by the culture ministry. The previous scheme of the tourism ministry didn’t do justice fully. Earlier guidelines were silent on what can be done or can’t be done at monuments therefore there was a lot of confusion; whether monument mitras (friends of monument) could do carry out conservation or just they are only for maintenance of the garden? All those questions have been clarified in the revamped ‘adopt a heritage’ scheme,” mentioned a senior official, aware of the matter.

The web site for the scheme may have particulars of 1,000 websites being provided together with elements and options resembling a doorway, pathway or dome, which may individually be taken on for various functions like projection mapping. The ministry mentioned that a number of large company resembling Tata, Infosys, Jindals and Yatra have proven curiosity within the scheme.

“Options will be available to individuals to take up entire property or just one or two amenities. One can only opt for a Sound and Light Show, projection mapping or interpretation centre. Or one may only apply for upkeep. 1,000 monuments will be on offer but we want to sign a memorandum of understanding for 500 sites before August 15,” mentioned the official.

The monument mitra scheme was envisioned to offer an enhanced tourism expertise and likewise to make sure high quality and inclusive provision of facilities and services at heritage websites. It was launched in September 2017. The Government signed memorandums of understanding (MoU) with personal entities for greater than 24 websites resembling Dara Shikoh Library Building (Delhi), Aguada Fort (Goa),  Bara Lao ka Gumbad (Delhi), Rani-ki-Vav (Gujarat), Tomb of Abdur Rahim Khan-i-Khana (Delhi), Gandikota Fort (Andhra Pradesh), Red Fort (Delhi), and Ajanta Caves (Maharashtra).