The district administration has plans of beginning heritage walks throughout the district in an initiative that’s aimed toward bettering folks’s affiliation with Gurugram’s native historical past and tradition. The concept is among the many numerous plans that the administration seeks to implement by way of the Kala Gram, a society that’s being set as much as promote artwork and tradition in Gurugram.
Kala Gram will likely be spearheaded by the Chief Minister’s Good Governance Associates programme (CMGGA).
Swati Rajmohan, a Chief Minister’s Good Governance affiliate, mentioned the administration’s goal was to encourage cultural engagement within the district by way of occasions and the proposal to start out heritage walks was one such initiative. “In step with this imaginative and prescient, the Municipal Company of Gurugram (MCG) will collaborate with numerous companies for habitation mapping of historic constructions within the district,” Rajmohan mentioned.
“Our purpose is to get a broad concept concerning the location of heritage constructions throughout the district and the historical past behind them in order that we will work in the direction of beginning heritage excursions,” Rajmohan mentioned, including that the municipal company has plans of roping in a companion company which will likely be tasked with the job of mapping the placement of all heritage constructions.
“We’ll signal a memorandum of understanding with an company which can undertake the duty of reviewing the literature of Gurugram’s historical past and go to the heritage websites. After this, making an in depth venture report is predicted to take one other six to seven months. The report will include details about all constructions that exist in Gurugram and have a legacy worth,” she mentioned.
Based mostly on the venture report, the administration will work in the direction of organising heritage excursions within the district. “The administration is of the opinion that the town must develop a greater understanding of its historical past and tradition. There isn’t any current tradition of visiting heritage locations or locations which have some form of a cultural join. The administration hopes to alter that,” Rajmohan mentioned.
Deputy commissioner Amit Khatri, who additionally has the extra cost of MCG, mentioned the administration has lined up numerous plans underneath Kala Gram and introducing heritage walks was chief amongst them.
Parul Munjal, affiliate professor on the Sushant College of Artwork and Structure, mentioned that whereas it was a good suggestion to focus on historic locations by way of heritage walks, the administration would wish to have interaction with native stakeholders. “Heritage walks and different initiatives have to have a neighborhood context and have interaction with the native setting. The administration also needs to give attention to bettering customer amenities across the numerous heritage locations if it needs to draw extra folks,” Munjal mentioned.