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WBHC organises seminar on heritage preservation

Kolkata: The West Bengal Heritage Commission organised a seminar on 'Heritage Conservation' to create awareness amongst people and professionals belonging to different fields for the preservation and reconstruction of heritage buildings and sites on Monday to celebrate the World Heritage day.
The seminar was presided over by the Chairman of WBHC, Shuvaprasanna and consultants of different departments. Experts from the Conservation Architect and Heritage also delivered speeches to address
the matter.
After Heritage Commission was set up in 2001, the main aim of the body was to preserve the heritage sites and buildings as a mere respect towards them and also as a contribution towards the economy of the country.
Due to public negligence towards heritage sites and the destruction of the same, a need for awareness
has cropped up.
Suvaprasanna said the financial crunch makes it difficult for the Commission to work on reconstruction. He further said they are in dire need of engineers and qualified people. Srikumar Bhattacharya, senior engineer of PWD assured
help from the department and the establishment of a proper cooperation cell for the preservation of
Heritage buildings.
WBHC officials have also requested educational institutions to make their students aware of the problems and teach them to become more equipped in this field.
Sujata Sen, a WBHC official said: "Awareness is only the starting point."
Through this seminar, WBHC pushes people to preserve their culture and heritage to the best of their abilities," she added.
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