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Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) Unveils Revamped Website and Launches 'Adopt a Heritage 2.0' Program

Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) Unveils Revamped Website and Launches ‘Adopt a Heritage 2.0’ Program


New Delhi:  The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is poised to introduce its newly revamped website on March 12. The launch event will take place at the prestigious National Museum, New Delhi, and will showcase the enhanced features designed to cater to the diverse needs of citizens across the nation.

The upgraded website promises users a seamless and immersive experience, with meticulous navigation through various verticals of ASI. From historical sites to educational resources, the platform aims to provide an in-depth exploration of India’s cultural tapestry. Students, in particular, will benefit from this digital overhaul, as the website becomes a valuable resource for accessing comprehensive information.

The initiative reflects ASI’s commitment to leveraging technology for the greater good, ensuring that the nation’s cultural treasures are accessible to a broader audience. The revamped website is expected to be a vital tool in disseminating knowledge and promoting cultural awareness.

In a parallel development, ASI is set to embark on the ‘Adopt a Heritage 2.0’ program, a visionary initiative aimed at furthering the preservation and promotion of India’s cultural heritage. ASI is slated to sign Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with various agencies for the adoption of specific monuments.

With over 3600 monuments under its protection nationwide, ASI recognizes the importance of collaboration with external partners in ensuring the safety and enhancement of the visitor experience at these cultural treasures. The signing of MoUs will formalize the commitment of these agencies to adopt specific monuments, contributing to their maintenance and better showcasing to the public.

The signing ceremony of MoUs is scheduled to take place in the presence of various agencies, with Minister of State, Smt. Meenakashi Lekhi, and other dignitaries underscoring the government’s dedication to fostering partnerships for the preservation of India’s diverse heritage.

The selection process for ‘Smarak Sarathi / Sathi’ involved thorough due diligence, discussions with various parties, and assessments of their commitment and potential at each monument. The selected entities will be responsible for providing and maintaining amenities in hygiene, accessibility, safety, and knowledge categories, positioning them as responsible and heritage-friendly entities.

This initiative builds upon the existing ‘Adopt a Heritage 2.0’ program, emphasizing the collective responsibility of both public and private entities in safeguarding our heritage for future generations and enhancing the end-to-end experience for visitors. Monuments included in the program range from the iconic Qutub Minar to the majestic Sun Temple in Konark, symbolizing the diverse and rich cultural tapestry of India.

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