No one should forget Dr.BR Ambedkar’s words that people who are ignorant of history cannot shape the future

Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)

P rogramme highlights :

*Declared a World Heritage Site, Hoysala architectural ensembles were presented by INTACK.

*An MOU was signed for the renovation of Venkatappa Art Gallery with the Brigade organization*

*Signing of MoU for Project Management Unit to Kalki Institute.

*A letter of intent was distributed to organizations that expressed interest in being involved in the conservation monuments project.

*Demonstration of 3D laser scanning of monuments by Karnataka State Council of Science and Technology.

“If tourism grows,cultural pride will increase and the economy will get a boost:Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that if tourism grows in the state,the cultural pride of the country will increase and the economy will get a boost.

He was speaking at the inauguration of “Our Monument:Our Heritage,Our Identity,Our Pride” campaign interaction and digital platform organised by Tourism and Archeology Museums and Heritage Department at Conference Hall, Vidhana Soudha today.

No one should forget Dr.BR Ambedkar’s words that people who do not know history cannot shape the future.

He said that protection of monuments is essential to make the present generation understand our history and to convey the importance of our heritage to future generations.

If the public joins hands with the government to protect the monuments,our history and heritage can be passed on to the next generation.

There are substantial opportunities to develop tourism in the state.The concern behind the “Shakti” project is that even the poor should be allowed to go to spiritual and eco-tourism centers and temples.60 lakh women have benefited from this and the income of temples has increased.

The economy is gaining momentum and business and transactions are creating more jobs.All these concerns have worked behind Shakti scheme.He explained that it was not initiated just because of the election.

The CM congratulated the industrialists and organizations who have come forward with self-motivation to adopt and preserve the monuments.

Prashant Prakash,Chairman of Start Up Vision Group and Kalki Foundation attended the event as special invitees.Tourism Minister,Dr.H.K Patil presided over the programme.Additional Chief Secretary of the Tourism Department Kapil Mohan,Director of the Department,V. Ram Prasath Manohar,Commissioner of the Department A.Devaraju and many others were present.