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Murshidabad Heritage Conclave urges people to preserve heritage

The  Maulana Abul Kalam University of Technology (MAKAUT)  in association with  Murshidabad Heritage Development Society (MHDS) & ILEAD ...

The Maulana Abul Kalam University of Technology (MAKAUT) in association with Murshidabad Heritage Development Society (MHDS) & ILEAD Kolkata organized a two-day ‘Murshidabad Heritage Conclave’ on November 24th and 25 at Ilead main auditorium to celebrate World Heritage Week (November 19th to 25th).

Many academicians, historians, and heritage experts including the owners of Heritage properties across the state participated in The Conclave to raise awareness among the asset owners and people of the region to amplify the importance of preserving and restoring the invaluable Heritage of West Bengal.

Leading experts on Heritage presented their views and ideas to the students pursuing Heritage Studies across 200 colleges in West Bengal. The Conclave also motivated the participants to live through Heritage by organizing a two-day exhibition of rare artifacts and cuisines. The objective of the event was to ensure that the heritage of our state does not get lost in time and inspire the millennial and GenX to passionately pursue the idea of preserving and restoring the lost heritage.

Among those who presented their suggestions and ideas at the Conclave to the younger generation were Prof. Saikat Maitra, Vice Chancellor, MAKAUT, Pradip Chopra, President, MHDS, Dr. P.K. Mishra, Chief of Heritage Cell, MAKAUT, Darshan Dudhoria, Owner, Bari Kothi, Pallab Roy, Owner, Cossimbazar the Palace of the Roy’s, Swarup Bhattacharya, Visiting Fellow, ASI, Sandip Nowlakha, Vice President, MHDS, Suvaprasanna, Chairman, West Bengal Heritage Commission, Shahanshah Mirza, Great Grandson of Nazaw Wazid Ali Shah, Deepali Shinghee, Principal, GD Birla Collage and Soumen Mitra, Former Commissioner of Police, Kolkata. Sashikant Nowlakha's book 'The Nowlakha Family Book' was also released on the first day.

A unique exhibition of rare artifacts was also put up at the venue. 

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