on "Get the best out of your heritage property" held at iLEAD on the
2nd of October was the most informative one. It saw some of the most eminent
personalities in the field of tourism, art and culture speak on how to restore
the heritage properties and use them for the owner's best financial benefit.
The speakers mostly focused on states like Gujarat and Rajasthan which are
known for their historical value. These two states are rich in heritage
properties like havelis and have set up the best examples of maintaining and
the present director of Heritage Management Department of Ahmadabad University,
former commissioner and a globally acclaimed Heritage Conservationist spoke
about how they have restored various heritage properties in and around
Ahmadabad. According to him heritage walks are a great way of exploring the
culture and heritage of a particular city for tourists and it can be used to
promote the major events which take place in that area.
Agarwal has been a part of recreation of Jaipur's heritage for a really long
time. His idea is to get the youth more involved in the work of restoration and
promotion. He mentioned a few projects that have been started in Amer for the
tourist and he feels if the government shows a bit more support then the
tourism will be booming.
The major problem
being faced by these heritage sites is that they are being demolished as there
is no proper law to save them. This just proves that we need better laws and
reforms to save them. There are various reformers who are calling out to young
talented architects who would help them restore their properties in a better
manner and help them utilise the property to its fullest. They plan to convert
these culturally strong places into smart cities and promote them in the world
Another way to
promote these places is by getting bloggers involved in the whole process. They
can use their platform to promote the heritage sites as a tourist spot. This
way the promotion can be done in the world market and help the owners earn
revenue out of them.
concluded with the thought that technology and modern marketing platforms
should be used more to propagate about heritage properties.
like to inform you all about the informative seminar on “Get The Best Out of Your Heritage Property” on 2nd October at iLEAD from 10:00 am onwards.
The Principal Secretary of Tourism, Art & Culture,
Government of Rajasthan is one of the esteemed speakers of the seminar. He will
be delivering a talk on various subsidies and financial aids that Haveli and
Heritage Building owners can receive from the Government of Rajasthan for
preserving, restoring and converting their heritage properties into
economically viable and practical models such as heritage hotels, souvenir shops or mixed use
buildings for tourist attraction.
Other esteemed speakers at the seminar are:
- High ranking officials from Indian Heritage
- Dr. Debashish Nayak, the present director of
Heritage Management Department of Ahmedabad University and former commissioner
and globally acclaimed Heritage Conservationist
- Mr. Gopal Singh, Heritage activist from Bikaner,
Through this seminar, the participants or Heritage building
owners would learn how to take up
this task of heritage preservation and conservation so as to preserve their
ancestral homes in Rajasthan through an economically viable model which would
not only help them conserve their heirloom, family history but also bring
regular income and appreciation to their property while generating employment
opportunities for the locals and at the same time contribute to preserving and
conserving India’s rich heritage. Thus, the seminar aims to show these heritage
property owners the way to making the best use of their fast deteriorating
Date: 2nd October
Dale Carnegie Auditorium
113 J Matheswartola Road.
Near Hotel Park Regency.
Kolkata – 700046
am – 2:00 pm (followed by lunch)
This event is complimentary, but prior
registration is mandatory.