As per the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, April 18 is observed as World Heritage Day in an effort to raise an awareness about cultural heritage and in protecting heritage monuments. Marking the day in the city, organisations like the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) and the government tourism department are scheduling events.
What to look forward to
The Andhra Pradesh Tourism department is organising a cultural fest from today till April 24 at the Chowmahalla Palace, Charminar. The cultural event will feature vocalists Dr Bala Muralikrishna and Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, besides a Bharatanatyam dance recital, from 6 to 7 pm.
An exhibition of photographs, posters and sketches of the various heritage sites in the twin cities is being organised by INTACH at Salarjung Museum, which will preceede their annual INTACH Heritage awards ceremony. The Heritage awards is an attempt at highlighting the lesser known heritage sites and monuments in the city.
The Vice Chancellor of the Hyderabad Central University will give away the awards at the ceremony which begins at 6 pm. Hyderabad Central University, Sri Venkateshwara College of Architecture, Chhatrapati Shivaji Institute of Technology and St Anna’s College (Mehdipatnam) will be contributing to the exhibition while Bharthiya Vidya Bhavan, Jubilee Hills School and Oxford Public School will lend their support.