SDMC’S first e-book on heritage unveiled
Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, Mayor Mukesh Suryan and Commissioner Gyanesh Bharti, in an event organised today at Civic Centre, unveiled SDMC’S first e-Book “Glorious Heritage” on heritage sites.
The LG, while joining the programme through video conferencing, appreciated the SDMC for its efforts to conserve heritage sites in its area.
He said through this book, people especially young generation will come to know about historical monuments, ancient buildings and memorials. He said that the Civic Agency has been conserving heritage sites despite having limited resources and facing financial crisis.
He advised to work in association with the private agencies on PPP mode to carry forward conservation activities. On the occasion, Standing Committee Chairman Col. B K Oberoi, Leader of House Indrajeet Sehrawat, Deputy Chairman of Standing Committee Poonam Bhati, Additional Commissioner AA Tazir and senior officials of SDMC were also present.
Mayor Mukesh Suryan said in order to conserve and protect our heritage sites, the Civic Agency has created a “Heritage Conservation Cell” and has identified a total of 475 heritage sites under its jurisdiction. The first volume of e-heritage book unveiled today has beautifully displayed pictures and related information 108 heritage sites.
Two more volumes of this book are being drafted which will display information related to remaining heritage sites coming under jurisdiction of the SDMC. Oldest and latest heritage sites considered in this book are Anangtal which was mentioned by Budh Sridhar in 1132 AD and Daryaganj Police Station constructed in 1930 AD respectively.
Commissioner Gyanesh Bharti said apart from providing civic services in its area, SDMC is working in other fields too. Motive behind creation of “Heritage Conservation Cell” is to make people aware about importance of historical & cultural heritages and to take measures to conserve and safeguard them. He said the e-Book on heritage sites is available on SDMC’s website hence people can access information about the sites by visiting the website.