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New mild and sound present at Golkonda Fort to be unveiled on January 24


Union Minister G. Kishan Reddy says an identical present at Osmania College School of Arts and Social Sciences shall be devoted quickly.

Union Minister for Tourism, Tradition and Growth of Northeast Area G. Kishan Reddy on Sunday introduced {that a} new mild and sound present on the historic Golkonda Fort shall be unveiled to the general public on January 24; one other such present at Osmania College School of Arts and Social Sciences may also be devoted quickly.

The nation’s first epigraphic museum, the place a digitised assortment of 1 lakh historical inscriptions shall be displayed, may also be prepared for opening in February subsequent yr at Salar Jung Museum. The epigraphic museum was introduced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman throughout her price range speech final yr, Mr. Kishan Reddy mentioned.

The Tradition Ministry had allotted ₹100 crore in direction of the restoration and preservation of Quli Qutb Shahi Tombs close to the Golkonda Fort. The inspiration stone for the proposed Komaram Bheem tribal museum will laid at Abids within the coming days, he mentioned.

The Minister was addressing a gathering after inaugurating 5 new galleries in two new blocks — European marble gallery, European bronze gallery, Indian stone sculpture gallery, Bidriware gallery and Lamps gallery — established at ₹1.75 crore on the 72-year-old museum.

Preserving and defending our heritage and tradition is essential for future generations to know concerning the previous, he mentioned and identified that it was the Modi authorities’s initiative that introduced UNESCO heritage standing to the Ramappa Temple in Warangal.

Efforts are underneath technique to restore the 1,000-pillar temple, constructed by the Kakatiya rulers. Stones are being procured from the Prakasam district and about 40 skilled sculptors from Tamil Nadu are finishing up the work round the clock to finish it subsequent yr. A brand new mild and sound present may also be unveiled quickly on the Warangal Fort, mentioned Mr. Kishan Reddy.

Equally, the Tourism Ministry has allotted funds for growing pilgrim facilities at Sri Seetharamchandra Swamy temple at Bhadrachalam, Jogulamba Temple (Alampur) and others. The Centre has additionally put in place an motion plan to deliver again the smuggled and stolen artifacts, with 344 obtained previously 10 years as towards solely 13 until 2014.

Mr. Kishan Reddy credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for being the ‘tourism model ambassador’ and for taking over the return of stolen artefacts together with his international counterparts throughout each international go to. The variety of international vacationers, too, has elevated by 56% (about 73 lakh) until October 2023 in comparison with the earlier yr.

The artefacts within the nationwide museum may also be shifted to the revamped galleries within the North and South blocks in Delhi with the assistance of French expertise. Equally, new trendy galleries are being constructed contained in the historic Pink Fort in affiliation with the Archaeological division and different associated wings.

‘Parasuram Khund’ is being developed in Arunachal Pradesh, and amenities are being improved at Somnath Temple as additionally Adi Shankara’s grave at Kedarnath Temple. Kashi Vishwanath Dham improvement is being completed after a spot of 240 years and the grand Ram Temple is preparing at Ayodhya after 550 years, he defined.

Tourism officers have been appointed in international embassies, together with these within the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the UK. E-visa amenities have been initiated for 167 nations. About ₹5,294 crore has been allotted for 76 tasks to develop home tourism and one other ₹1,630 crore for 46 tasks to develop Buddhist, Ramayan and Krishna circuits, he added. Museum director Ashish Goyal, his predecessor A. Nagender Reddy and others had been current.

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