2004

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No record of antiquities at Quila Mubarak

The Durbar Hall and various other buildings in the Quila Mubarak complex may have hundreds of priceless antiquities but there is nothing on record to show their presence. This has resulted in the pilferage of valuable objects. The Punjab Cultural Affairs, Archaeology and Museums Secretary, Mr D.S. Jaspal, who visited the Quila Mubarak in the [...]

UNESCO 2004 Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards

The Award of Distinction winner, the Lakhpat Gurudwara, was praised for the sophisticated understanding demonstrated in both technical and social aspects of conservation process and practice. The judges noted that the careful attention to detail and sensitive repair work have ensured the retention of this Sikh house of worship’s historic character. The judges highly commended [...]

Stone by stone, they restored gurudwara to bag UNESCO award

THE AWARD COMES AS A GIFT FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS, NONE OF THEM SIKH, WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE RESTORATION PROJECT Ahmedabad, September 8: For the people of Lakhpat, Kutch, there is reason to celebrate. The 400-year-old Shri Guru Nanak Durbar Gurdwara has bagged the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Conservation Award for the year 2004.

Kalam offers help to preserve Sikh heritage

Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam described Guru Granth Sahib as a ?national treasure?, and offered the services of the Rashtrapati Bhavan to Guru Nanak Dev University to locate all original manuscripts of Guru Granth Sahib and digitise them with a view to preserving the great Sikh heritage in the text and musical form.

Kalam offers help to preserve Sikh heritage

Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam described Guru Granth Sahib as a ?national treasure?, and offered the services of the Rashtrapati Bhavan to Guru Nanak Dev University to locate all original manuscripts of Guru Granth Sahib and digitise them with a view to preserving the great Sikh heritage in the text and musical form.

Kalam offers help to preserve Sikh heritage

Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam described Guru Granth Sahib as a ‘national treasure’, and offered the services of the Rashtrapati Bhavan to Guru Nanak Dev University to locate all original manuscripts of Guru Granth Sahib and digitise them with a view to preserving the great Sikh heritage in the text and musical form.

Sodhis refuse to oblige

The recent appeal of SAD chief Parkash Singh Badal notwithstanding, the Sodhi family of Kartarpur, who are descendants of Guru Arjan Dev and were handed over the Adi Granth, written by Guru Arjan Dev, along with other properties by Guru Teg Bahadur, has asserted that the original bir is their ‘heritage’, is ‘very safe’ and [...]

Sodhi family asked to hand over Kartarpuri Bir to SGPC

A special meeting of the Guru Gobind Singh Foundation held here on Tuesday with its president, Dr Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia in the chair, hailed the appeal of former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to the Sodhi family of Kartarpur to restore to the Sikh community the original Bir (Sri Adi Granth) of Sri Guru Granth [...]

Vision Unrealised

A legacy of the Nehruvian era, Chandigarh, perhaps the best-known modern city, reflects the spirit of resurgent India. Corbusier believed that citizens are true guardians of the city. For the guidance of the people as well as future administrators (law-makers), he enunciated the Statute of Land which is prominently displayed in the City Museum, Sector [...]