G20: ASI engaged in preparations for delegation’s visit to Nalanda, requested the government to remove encroachments


The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has began preparations preserving in thoughts the go to of Nalanda by the delegation of G-20 ‘contact teams’. ASI has requested the state authorities to take away all encroachments round ‘Nalanda Mahavihara’. In a letter written to the District Justice of the Peace of Nalanda, Gautami Bhattacharya, Superintending Archaeologist of ASI Patna Area, has requested to take away all encroachments and unauthorized constructions round Nalanda Mahavihara by 31 December.

cleansing of world heritage websites

The Superintending Archaeologist mentioned that ASI (Patna Zone) is working inside the advanced of our websites and monuments, the websites in Rajgir urgently should be improved and made presentable earlier than the go to of the delegation to the World Heritage Web site. However there may be encroachment within the space round it. Quite a lot of effort is required to take away the prevailing unauthorized constructions, but additionally to wash and beautify the environment of the monuments, particularly the World Heritage Web site. Bhattacharya in his letter mentioned that it is a nice second for Bihar and All involved authorities ought to work in unison to showcase the state’s wealthy cultural heritage, tourism potential and different strengths.

Gaya on 6 March and Nalanda tour on 7 March

ASI’s Gautami Bhattacharya knowledgeable that the overseas delegation (members of the “contact group”) visited Nalanda Mahavihara, Son Bhandar Caves, Cyclopean Wall, Sujata Stupa, Banganga in Nalanda and Gaya districts throughout their two-day keep. , may even go to a number of ASI protected monuments together with Maniyar Math. Aside from this, on March 6, the delegation may even go to the traditional Mahabodhi Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Web site in Gaya. Alternatively, on March 7, the delegation will go to Rajgir (Nalanda) together with ASI protected websites. Collectively we’re going to go to the world heritage web site of Nalanda Mahavihara.

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