A week-long academic workshop on Sustainable Heritage Development organised under the joint venture of the International Centre for Inclusive Cultural Leadership, Anant University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat and the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal, concluded on Saturday.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Amareshwar Galla, Director, International Centre for Inclusive Cultural Leadership, Anant University, said that design makes life excellent. The work of heritage conservation has been mainly done by the people of the community.
Design is an important source to achieve an outcome at organisational or social levels that involves engagement, personal connections, interactions, partnerships.
Ethics provides an ethical, reversible and socially responsive approach to community engagement that is responsible for understanding community needs, ideas, and expectations, facilitating strong relationships between community members.
Besides, Galla said that Australia is the only country in the world where heritage conservation work is done by the communities and for that, subsidy is also provided. In each country, various heritage works are being done, but no one pays attention to its maintenance. At the same time, in today's time, the construction of various valuable heritage is being done through the local vendors, rather than by the experts of the said art, thereby eliminating the originality of that art. He laid special emphasis on studying contemporary planning and architecture in the context of Indian culture.
He pointed out that the buildings built by British architects have given special attention to the characteristics of other cultures along with their local culture inherited.
At last, 25 Interns (architects, engineers, designers, artists) gave a presentation their observation and suggestions about the Tribal Habitat and Rock Art Heritage open air exhibition through slideshow.
The conduct, assessment and conclusion of the program were given by Dr. P. Shankar Rao (Assistant Keeper, IGRMS) and the vote of thanks was presented by Dr. S. K. Pandey (Assistant Keeper of IGRMS). On the occasion, the officials of IGRMS and students were present in a large number.