Union MoS Education Annpurna Devi visits Martand Sun Temple

Union MoS Education Annpurna Devi visits Martand Sun Temple
The officers of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) briefed the minister about the restoration activities undertaken at the historical site.Special arrangement

Anantnag: As a part of the Centre’s public outreach programme of J&K, Union Minister of State for Education, Annpurna Devi Sunday visited Martand Sun Temple in Anantnag.

An official spokesman in a statement issued here said that owing to its historical importance being one of the oldest surviving sun temples in the world, the minister passed directions to the district administration to take necessary steps to bring the temple on the tourist map.

She said that the temple was an important archaeological monument and its tourist potential could boost the local economy of the adjoining areas.

The officers of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) briefed the minister about the restoration activities undertaken at the historical site.

The minister was accompanied by Director Education Kashmir and senior officers of the district administration.

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