‘Efforts underway to enlist Mughal Gardens on UNESCO World Heritage sites’
Srinagar, Mar 4:
In order to preserve and promote heritage treasure of the Valley, government is
taking serious efforts to bring famous Mughal Gardens on the map of World
Heritage site of UNESCO.
Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today chaired a meeting to review the
preparation of nomination-dossier for listing of Mughal gardens on UNESCO
Lambah is the project consultant for the preparation of nomination dossier.
On the occasion,
she gave a detailed power point presentation to brief about preservation and
promotion of heritage sites of Shalimar, Nishat, Pari Mahal, Achabal and
Verinag besides initiatives being taken to bring heritage sites on UNESCO map.
Around 38 World
Heritage sites located in the country were listed in UNESCO but J&K has no
Commissioner assured that all necessary support will be provided for the
district administration, officers of Smart City, Floriculture, LAWDA, Tourism
and other concerned agencies to provide information and necessary support to
the project consultant.
Commissioner stressed concerned officers to show dedication in the project so
that the Valley’s famous Mughal gardens will be enlisted in UNESCO world
Commissioner, Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Additional Commissioner
Kashmir Bilal Ahmad Bhat, Director Archives, Archeology & Museums Muneer-ul
Islam, Director Tourism Nisar Ahmad Wani, VC SDA Vikas Kundal, VC LAWDA Tufail
Mattoo, Chief Engineers of KPDCL, R&B, ADC Srinagar Syed Hanief Balkhi and
other concerned officers were present in the review meeting.