People taking part in a heritage walk in Bidaron Wednesday.— Photo: Gopichand T.
National Heritage Week started in Bidar on Wednesday with a heritage walk in which students, youth club members and enthusiasts took part.
Historians Jayashree Prabha and Abdul Samad Bharati spoke about the need to protect monuments and conserve history.
Mr. Bharati, who has written books on the historical monuments of Bidar, asked youngsters to develop a pride for their city and invite their friends and relatives to visit Bidar.
A.M.V. Subramaniam, superintending archaeologist, Dharwad circle, Archaeological Survey of India, said, “Monuments can be protected only by the involvement of the public and stake-holders. ASI is implementing several outreach programmes to create awareness about monuments among the youth and to build a relationship with the stake-holding communities.”
Superintendent of Police C.H. Sudheer Kumar Reddy flagged off the walk. Mouneshwar Kuruvatti, conservation assistant, Shivakumar V. Uppe, convenor of the local INTAC chapter, and others were present.
The district administration is organising a Heritage Cycling Expedition on Sunday. Those interested may register with the DC’s office. The Department of Tourism, Indian Heritage Cities Network, ASI and Bidar Rotary Club are the partners.