New Delhi. Feb 14 (VNI) World Class amenities are being provided at 100 Adarsh Smaraks of the Archaeological Survey of India to enhance visitor experience for world class amenities for tourists. These monuments includeTaj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Ajanta and Ellora Caves of Aurangabad ,Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar and Purana Qila of Delhi Khajuraho temples and Sun Temple of Konark etc.
Minister Minister of State for culture Dr. Mahesh Sharma said that there is an urgent and pressing need to re-connect the people-especially the youth- with their indigenous culture, its multi-faceted nature, magnificence, opulence and historical importance in the context of India as a Nation. It may be mentioned that Karnataka's Hampi group of monuments,Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram Tamil Nadu and Golkonda Fort, Hyderabad Telangana are also part of these proposed Adarsh Smaraks.
Dr. Mahesh Sharma further informed that the Budget Allocation of the Ministry of Culture has been increased by about 4% in 2018-19. The Culture Minister explained that a massive exercise has been taken up by Culture Ministry such as 100 Adarsh Monuments, E-ticketing facility for all ticketed Monuments, Cultural Mapping of India, Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav, Ganga Mahotsav, 8th Theatre Olympiad, Festival of India aboard, Digitisation etc. to popularize Indian culture especially among the youth.VNI