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North India Council
Seminar on “ROMANTICIZING THE RUINS” on April 05, 2014 at New Delhi
Under the Infrastructure Committee’s Sub Sector Heritage, IACC NIC organised a Seminar on “Romanticizing the Ruins” on
April 2014 in New Delhi.
Mr. Ashish Wig, Chairman, Infrastructure Committee welcomed the participants. Dr Lalit Bhasin, Regional President, IACC
and Mr. Chella K Srinivasan, National President, IACC addressed during the session. Dr. B.R Mani, Additional Director
General, ASI, Ministry of Culture, GOI delivered the Keynote Address during the Inaugural Session. Ms. Lipika Sud, Co-
Chairperson, Infrastructure Committee & President, The Guild of Designers & Artist delivered the Vote of Thanks.
The speakers shared their views about the importance of the heritage and culture and how to preserve it with the help of
the industry. Dr. B R Mani informed about the initiative taken by the Government in preservation of heritage.
A Panel Discussion on “Countering Globalization and Preserving Local Identity: Centre Stage Heritage” was moderated by
Ms Lipika Sud. The penalist were Ms. Amita Baig, Regional Representative, World Monument Fund; Mr. David Mees,
Cultural Attaché, Public Affairs, US Embassy; Mr. Aman Nath, Founder, Neemrana Hotels; Dr. Navina Jafa, Heritage
Educationist and Ms. Sonali Bhagwati, President & Principal Architect, Design Plus.
During the occasion Ms. Nidhi Madura, Research Associate, National Culture Fund, Ministry of Culture, Government of
India made a Presentation on collaboration between private and public sectors for preserving the Indian heritage. The
seminar ended with the presentation on collaboration between private and public sectors for preserving the Indian
heritage and Q&A.
The Objectives Purpose of the Event was to bring awareness among the masses, as the Heritage and Culture is
continuously ignored and to bring the Government, business community and society together in this endeavor of
preserving the heritage and culture. The seminar was well attended by Industrialist, Historians, Archaeologists, Architects
and Designers
The Guild of Designers & Artist was the co-organizer of the event.
(L-R) Mr. Ashish Wig, Chairman Infrastructure Committee NIC, Dr .Lalit Bhasin, IACC, Regional President, NIC, Chief Guest, Dr B.R Mani
Additional Director General, ASI, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, Mr. Chella K Srinivasan, IACC, National President, Ms Lipika Sud.
Co-Chairperson Infrastructure Committee.