Dharmarth Trust joins hands with JMC, INTACH to preserve J&K heritage

Dignitaries flag-off a walk at Jammu.
Dignitaries flag-off a walk at Jammu.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Dec 3: J&K Dharmarth Trust in collaboration with Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) and INTACH Jammu Chapter organized a number of activities to spread awareness on preserving rich culture and heritage among the youth and children.
In last one week, the Trust carried out several activities including the Heritage Walk for students at historic Shri Raghunathji Temple, an informative photo exhibition of heritage temples of Jammu showcasing religious significance of the Temple City, an effective sanitation drive and pruning and giving shape to ornamental plants inside the temple complex besides others.
The Trust organized an exhibition of crafts of Jammu during World Heritage Week.
The Heritage Walk was flagged off by Ajay Gandotra, President of the Trust, Ashok Kumar Sharma (SSP Retd), Secretary of the Trust and S.M Shani, former Director Tourism and Convener INTACH Jammu Chapter.
Next in the series of activities was Heritage Temples Corridor Walk for students under My Town My Pride programme.
The walk was flagged off by Rahul Yadav, JMC Commissioner in presence of Hitesh Kumar, Joint Commissioner JMC and others including faculty members of participating institutions and students of MIET Jammu, Department of Dogri, University of Jammu, Department of Buddhist Studies, SD Tara Puri School and Government Higher Secondary School Gandhi Nagar Jammu.
Under this initiative, the participants visited various ancient temples of Jammu city before culmination of the walk at Shri Raghunath Ji Temple.
Ashok Kumar Sharma, Trust Secretary laid emphasis on educating the younger generation about the glorious past of the region.
Similarly, a sanitation drive was also launched by JMC along with Dharmarth Trust in temples maintained by the Trust.
Ajay Gandotra said that the Trust is presently maintaining 114 temples falling under the realms of the Trust and efforts are being made to digitize the rare books and manuscripts in the library of Shri Raghunathji Temple Jammu.