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Amritsar Heritage Walk Welcome
  By journalistpankaj29 May 2015
posted 28/09/11 11:22:58
Welcoming the over delayed response of the department of Culture, Govt. of Punjab to the Amritsar Heritage Walk , Dr. Sukhdev Singh, Punjab State Convener, Indian National Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage (INTACH) said that INTACH had identified the heritage walk route in the walled city of Amritsar and printed a brochure about a decade ago when a team of INTACH was working on the project for listing of historical buildings in the Amritsar Walled city. Since then thousands of people, both Indian and foreigner, have walked with the volunteers of INTACH Amritsar chapter on the heritage walk route. Several school students of Amritsar & other towns have walked the route. Everyone has liked it as a new experience but has, at the same time, rued the lackluster attitude of the authorities in lacking to provide civic amenities & cleanliness on the route. The walk is a favourite with the students of Oxford university, United Sikhs, & several other organizations who approach the INTACH Amritsar Chapter for the walk even though they know the route because it is not a commodity of tourism as is any other. There is a way to engage the walkers. It is not something as tourists and tourist guides who are concerned about their fee. The members of INTACH Amritsar chapter do it on voluntary basis without any charges from the visitors. The main objective of the INTACH chapter has been to draw the attention of the owners, citizens, social organizations, govt. and bureaucracy to the built heritage in the form of heritage zones. The launching ceremony will not work as a remedy for the crumbling heritage in the walled city of Amritsar. Had it been sufficient, there would be no problem left by now because the DC Amritsar, the Mayor Amritsar, several officials of the department of culture have walked the same route during the Amritsar Hertage Festivals in the past.


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