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Cultural resurrection the Parsi way

Cultural resurrection  the Parsi way
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“To showcase civilisation and culture of the Parsis, the government will support, in 2015-16, an exhibition, The Everlasting Flame,” Jaitley said while presenting the union budget 2015-16 in the Lok Sabha here. He also said that the allocation for the ministry of minority affairs was being protected. “The budget estimate for the year 2015-16 is Rs.3,738 crore.”

Also acknowledging the need to improve facilities at the Unesco World Heritage Sites in India, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday proposed to initiate the restoration process of eight sites including Leh Palace and churches and convents of Old Goa among others.

“Facilities like landscaping restoration, signage and interpretation centres, parking, access for differently-abled, amenities for visitors, including securities and toilets, illumination and plans for benefiting communities around them would be restored,” he said, presenting the union budget in parliament.

Jaitley proposed to provide resources to start work heritage sites like Hampi(Karnataka), Kumbalgarh and hill forts of Rajasthan, Rani ki Vav, Patan (Gujarat), Varanasi temple town (Uttar Pradesh), Jallianwala Bagh (Amritsar) and Qutub Shahi tombs(Hyderabad). There are 32 world heritage properties in India, of which 25 are cultural properties and seven are natural
properties.
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