Preserving the heritage for posterity!
Mr. Pushpendra R. Bansal Chief Operating Officer Lords Hotels and Resorts. “Rome was not built in a day!” it takes a lot of time and energy to build something beautiful and significant; and just a second’s
Mr. Pushpendra R. Bansal
Chief Operating Officer
Lords Hotels and Resorts.
“Rome was not built in a day!” it takes a lot of time and energy to build something beautiful and significant; and just a second’s time to destroy the same. So, it’s not only government but we as citizens, who need to take extra care of the historical monuments and sites that showcase the true essence of our country expressed Mr. Pushpendra R. Bansal, Chief Operating Officer of Lords Hotels and Resorts.
India is an ancient civilisation and one of the richest nations in terms of its cultural heritage that is well-protected by Article 49 of the Constitution, which states that it shall be the obligation of the State to protect every monument of historical interest from destruction.
As citizens we can contribute to the preservation and maintenance of historical sites with an awareness drive to educate community; right from the school level. Other steps could be to form a citizen group and adopt a monument for its upkeep for a specified year; and there should be strict surveillance by the archaeological departments to safeguard the monuments from destruction or dilapidation. Citizens could also make groups and collect funds for its renovation and restore it with proper chemical treatments.
Mr. Bansal further stated that “Lords Hotels and Resorts is fortunate that the Statue of Unity, the world’s tallest statue, with a height of 182 metres is located on Narmada River in the Kevadiya colony in the state of Gujarat. Our guests, stay with us and make it a point to visit this remarkable monument of the Indian statesman and independence activist Vallabhbhai Patel, who was the first deputy prime minister; and who was highly respected for his leadership in uniting 562 princely states of India to form the single Union of India. The beauty of this monument is that its interiors feature 3-star hotels, shopping centers, and a research center. The government is already spending a corpus of Rs 12 lakh per day for its maintenance. But such important monuments also offer significant advantages, such as employment to the local community and generating national income through tourist visits.”
So, we need to preserve and protect the country’s heritage sites and monuments because they are the hooking elements that bind one generation to the next.