People urged to protect the cultural heritage of Warangal

People urged to protect the  cultural heritage of Warangal
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Warangal: The speakers at a seminar on 'Orugallu- Heritage City' here on Sunday have called...

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Warangal: The speakers at a seminar on 'Orugallu- Heritage City' here on Sunday have called upon the public in the district to strive to keep the dignity of Warangal which was accorded `Best Heritage City' Award.

Municipal Commissioner Vivek Yadav speaking at a seminar held here on Sunday, has stressed on the need to educate the youth about the rich cultural background and heritage left behind by Kakatitya rulers. He lauded the contributions made by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in protecting the Kakatiya and Nizam era monuments in Warangal district. Facilities at tourist spots like Laknavaram, Haritha Tourism Hotel in Hanamkonda have helped for tourism promotion.

The seminar was jointly organised Kakatiya Urban Development Authority (KUDA) and Warangal Municipal Corporation. Warangal (West) MLA D Vinay Bhasker addressing the gathering suggested to conduct the valedictory of yearlong Kakatiya Festival in New Delhi.

He wanted the union government to release five postal stamps marking the occasion.A Noted writer and Kendra Sahitya Aacedemi Award winner Ampasayya Naveen said that the social life, customs and dynamics of Kakatiya time were having an influence on present day society. A researcher Nandini Siddareddy informed that the symbol of 'Purna khumbham' now used by Andhra Pradesh government as its official cultural symbol belongs to Kakatiyas.

Indian National Trust For Art and Cultural Heritage convener Prof. Panduranga Rao, Prof. Hymavathi, retired principal S Jaikishan, history lecturer Surya Kumar, district public relations officer K Venkataramana, and others spoke.

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