A two day Heritage Exhibition being organized at Headquarter Office to commemorate the World Heritage Week
World Heritage Week is celebrated all over the world from 19th to 25th of November every year. Various programs related to the historical structures of India, tour places and cultural and traditional heritages of India are initiated by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in order to celebrate the World Heritage Week.
W. Rly with its rich & glorious legacy has also joined in this bandwagon alongwith the ASI to commemorate the glorious era of the Railways since its inception.
According to a press release issued by Shri Ravinder Bhakar – Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway, the chief purpose of celebrating the World Heritage Week is to increase the awareness and encourage the people about the preservation and safety of the cultural heritages, monuments of the country. To live the ancient Indian culture and tradition it is very necessary to protect and preserve the variety of priceless cultural heritage and historical monuments.
With this objective, W. Rly has joined hands with Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to commemorate this year’s World Heritage Week with a slew of activities. The Heritage Week celebrations will be kick-started with the inauguration of a two day Heritage Exhibition by the Chief Guest of the function, Shri A K Gupta – General Manager of W. Rly at the Headquarter Building lawns at 10.30 hrs on 19th November, 2019. This will be followed by various other events such as Presentation on Heritage by ASI and Presentation on Heritage restoration of Bandra Station by Ms Abha Narain Lambah, well known Conservation Architect, which will be held at Godbole Hall, W. Rly Headquarter Building.
On this occasion, Shri Gupta will also release W. Rly’s Coffee Table Book titled “Travelling in Time”, Heritage Compendium on W. Rly tiltled “Retrospecting into our great legacy through a Magnificent Heritage” as well as ASI Brochure. Thereafter, a play titled “Khajuraho Ke Shilpi” will be performed by the ASI artists.
This function will be attended by the Principal Head of Departments from Western Railway, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) alongwith other senior officials from both the Departments. The welcome address on this occasion will be delivered by Shri R. K. Lal – Principal Chief Commercial Manager of W. Rly while the key note address will be delivered by Dr. Nandini Bhattacharya – Regional Director of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
The Vote of Thanks will be proposed by Shri Ravinder Bhakar – Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway. The Heritage Exhibition will be open for general public from 10.30 onwards to 18.00 hrs on 19th November, 2019 while it will open from 10.00 to 18.00 hrs on 20th November, 2019.