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Chief Secretary reviews development projects of Culture Department

SRINAGAR, JUNE 7: Chief Secretary, Atal Dulloo, today chaired a meeting to review the status of various projects being executed by the Culture Department in the Union Territory.

The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary, Finance, Principal Secretary, Culture, Managing Director, Police Housing Corporation, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir; Engineer-in-Chief, PW (R&B) Department, Director Archives, Archaeology and Museums and other officers while  officers stationed at Jammu participated online.

The projects that came up for discussion included SPS Museum, Shergarhi Complex and Tehzeeb Mehal, Srinagar.

The Chief Secretary was apprised of the present status of SPS museum besides the issues being faced in completing the project.

Underscoring the importance of preserving and promoting the region’s cultural heritage, the Chief Secretary impressed upon the stakeholders to work in synergy for speedy completion of the prestigious project. He asked the PW (R&B) department to frame a comprehensive DPR for remaining works of the SPS museum so that it functions in all respects.

The Chief Secretary said that the museum serves as a bridge connecting the past with the present, fostering a deeper appreciation for the region’s cultural diversity saying that all efforts have to be undertaken for sustainable conservation of the artefacts. He described the museums as the knowledge hubs that enthuse youngsters with pride about their culture and heritage.

The meeting also had threadbare discussion on development and conservation of Shergarhi Complex and Tehzeeb Mehal. The participants put forth various suggestions for expeditious completion of these prestigious projects.