Heritage run planned on December 10

  • | Monday | 4th December, 2023

Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar: The Mahatma Gandhi Mission (MGM) will organize a heritage run in the city on December 10.The event, in its 8th year, aims to create awareness about the conservation of local heritage.Participation in the heritage run is free, and individuals can participate by registering their names. The first five runners in all groups will be awarded prizes, whereas all participants will receive participation certificates.The total prize money for the run is Rs1.2 lakh, MGM registrar Ashish Gadekar said.The heritage run will be held for age groups of 14–16, 17–35, 36–45, 46–55, and 55 years and older. Participants will run distances of 5km, 10km, 5km, 3km, and 3 km, respectively. TNNWe also published the following articles recentlyLack of security puts heritage furniture at riskDespite efforts by Panjab University, security of over 3,000 heritage items, including around 400 to 500 chairs, remains a major concern. Lack of regular audit and an effective awareness and security plan has left the prized possessions vulnerable to theft. Ajay Jagga, member of the Heritage Items Protection Cell of the Chandigarh administration, expressed concern over lack of stringent action against smuggling. Haphazard furniture placement and lack of awareness further add to the challenge. The university needs to implement inventory audits, awareness workshops, and a strategic plan for relocation of furniture to secure areas. Additionally, it should identify departments for furniture display and verify heritage items. Penalties should be imposed for smuggling, and police complaints should be filed. The sale of heritage furniture in auctions is a recurring issue that needs to be addressed.Land of Mowgli crucible of 2nd century heritageArchaeological survey discovers sculptures and artefacts from 2nd to 10th century in Pench Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra.French ambassador embarks on a heritage walk in KolkataThe ambassador of France, Thierry Mathou, explored the culturally rich city of Kolkata, starting from the narrow alleyways of Kumartuli. Accompanied by his wife and the consul general of France in Kolkata, Mathou soaked in the old Kolkata glory while learning about the citys past. The French delegation interacted with the potters of Kumartuli and indulged in the famous roshogollas at a sweet shop. They also visited the royal houses of Shyambazar and Shovabazar before ending the walk at the Calcutta Bungalow, where they were welcomed with Kolkata style bhanrer cha.

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Heritage run planned on December 10
  • Monday | 4th December, 2023