Building Care INTACH denies being approached by SGPC

IntachSukhdev Singh, Punjab state convener of the Indian National Trust for Art, Culture and Heritage (INTACH), said the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has not approached conservation experts from INTACH for the conservation of historical buildings belonging to great Sikh history.

Earlier, SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar had claimed that they were consulting INTACH experts for the preservation of historical haveli at Fatehgarh Sahib in an English daily.INTACH convener said they had no idea of conservation work being carried out by the SGPC.

He said about a year ago, on a written invitation from the secretary, SGPC, their experts had prepared a preliminary project report on the conservation of Baba Atal Ji. However, they evinced no response on that matter or any other matter since then.He said Punjab was replete with number of historical monuments, which were in various stages of decay, and the government without any policy on tourism and conservation had been allowing these buildings to further deteriorate.

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