Worked in various heritage related projects of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), including cleaning and restoring monuments at the Red Fort and the Ashoka Pillar near Hindu Rao Hospital, New Delhi. Also learned the Brahmi Script, one of the oldest Indian scripts dated 250 BC, which was widely used in inscriptions on the Edicts of the Ancient Monuments. Led Awareness Campaign to protect our monuments at Qutb Minar, Red Fort, Jantar Mantar and India Gate in Delhi, and at River Ganges and Sarnath in Varanasi.
VOLUNTEERING WITH ASI FOR CONSERVATION AND PROTECTION OF MONUMENTS
The man made historical, cultural, religious and architectural important sites, which are more than hundred years old are termed as Historical Monuments. These monuments continue to be a focal points as hour historical and cultural heritage. It is important that these monuments are properly maintained and conserved for the benefit of future generations. The various national monuments of India are part of ancient heritage of India, something which is closely associated with the identity of the nation. These monuments, in a way bring to the forefront, the elegance and splendour of the bygone era. We can get a glimpse of India’s past through these monuments. With their elaborate superfluities and wonderful architecture, Indian monuments represent one of the most outstanding facets of the multi-faceted Indian culture. The monuments of India must become an inspiration for the future generations.
The aim of ‘conservation’ of a monument is to safeguard its cultural value and extend its physical life. A fundamental principle of conservation is minimum intervention, which allows the safeguarding of the valued objects with the least physical change. Delhi is the capital city and is bestowed with a large number of monuments. Some of these are World Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO. Monuments have always been the illustration of wealth and power of a country.
I thought it is the right time in my life for not only to understand the cultural heritage of my country India, but also to contribute to clean, protect and conserve these monuments which have always been the illustrations of wealth and power of my country. I am really pleased to participate in the conservation works by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) at the Ashokan Pillar and Red Fort in Delhi. I also carried out Mass Awareness Campaigns to protect and conserve our monuments at Qutb Minar, Red Fort, Jantar Mantar and India Gate in Delhi: and River Ganges and Sarnath in Varanasi. I think it is our responsibility to unveil our glorious past which is also the motto of Archaeological Survey of India.