Preserve Mubarak Mandi as heritage site: Tassaduq Mufti

The minister was chairing a meeting of consultants to review various development works being executed by different agencies to restore the complex.

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Jammu, Publish Date: Mar 14 2018 12:16AM | Updated Date: Mar 14 2018 12:16AM
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Tourism Minister Tassaduq Hussain Mufti today stressed upon the concerned agencies for taking measures to restore and preserve Mubarak Mandi complex, one of the major architectural heritage landmarks of Jammu and Kashmir.

The minister was chairing a meeting of consultants to review various development works being executed by different agencies to restore the complex.

Secretary Tourism Sarmad Hafeez, Consultants for Mubarak Mandi Heritage Society Munish Pandit and Shikha Jain and various other concerned were present in the meeting, according to an official spokesperson.

The minister was informed that the task of initiating necessary measures for the preservation of Mubarak Mandi complex and restoring it to its original grandeur are at full swing.

Mufti directed for establishing suitable structure along the river side, besides renovating certain structures in central court area and making the site open for public within one year.

He also directed for installing digital panels to educate the people visiting the place about its history and background, besides making them aware that what kind of developmental work are being executed to restore the heritage complex.

The minister stressed for developing a mobile phone application to show case how the structure would look like at different stage of its renovations and restoration process.

He also urged for taking innovative measures for the promotion and preservation different art works including wall painting, besides looking into the pros and cons of the reuse plan of the heritage structure.

Mufti also directed for organizing exhibitions of the archived art works with innovative and attractive themes, besides encouraging artists to participate and showcase their work in these exhibitions.

He directed the officers to synergize their efforts so that the requisite results are achieved within the stipulated timeframe and also get necessary feedback about the status of work and implementation of various initiatives on the ground.

The minister sought coordination and cooperation among departments so that target achieving mechanism can be initiated. He also stressed upon concerned officials to work in synergy and enthusiasm to achieve tangible results on ground to preserve and promote the heritage site.

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