Reviews developmental works being executed to restore heritage complex
JAMMU: Minister for Tourism Tassaduq Hussain Mufti on Tuesday 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 reviews the statutes of 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.
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 were in full swing, a statement read.
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 showcase how the structure would look like at different stages of its renovation and restoration process.
He also urged for taking innovative measures for the promotion and preservation of 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 organising 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 synergise their efforts so that requisite results were achieved within the stipulated timeframe and also to 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 could be initiated. He also stressed upon concerned officials to work in synergy and with enthusiasm to achieve tangible results on ground to preserve and promote the heritage site, it read.