(Report) Famous Kalinjar Fort in Danger

Famous Kalinjar Fort in Danger

Country’s most historic kalinjar fort is fast decaying and dying feelingly remarked professor Pushpesh Pant of Delhi University while screening a film on the famous fort on national channel last Sunday.

The well known historian has directed and produced a serial on Fort’s of India including the Kalinjar fort . While describing the great antiquity religious historical and cultural importance of Kalinjar, professor Pant regretted that this most important heritage is being neglected by the department of archaeology who are the custodians of its maintenance and the state govt. If the present carelessness and negligence continued this historical monument of global importance will disappear from the map he emphasized.

Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage Bundelkhand chapter has started efforts for the inclusion of this great Chandela fort in the World Heritage list. Mr. B.D.Gupta president Kalinjar Vikas Sasthan has congratulated professor Pant for excellent production of the film to awaken people’s interest in the historic monument of Banda district warning the responsible central and state governments for urgent action for its proper preservation.
 

BY: Haris Zaman
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