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Priya Sethi reviews Samba Fort renovation plan

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SAMBA: Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks Priya Sethi on Sunday reviewed the proposed Samba Fort restoration plan prepared by The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH).
In the meeting, discussion was held regarding proposed site and building plans. The plan proposes establishment of Skill development cum Vocational Training centre, Community facility centre and Amphitheatre catering to every section of the society. The plan also includes proposal for War Heroes Gallery and separate entry for each block.
The minister directed for preserving the socio-cultural aspect of the heritage structure in its original form. She further directed to include ‘Gram Samba’ theme in the proposed plan depicting calico printing and rich heritage and culture of Samba.
She stressed upon the society to share responsibility in developing and restoring the famous heritage locations so that future generations can know about their grand past. She directed for giving beautiful outer look to fort so that it attracts tourists.
On the occasion, prominent citizens of Samba gave their views for fort revival.
ADDC Vivek Sharma, ADC Pawan Sharma, CEO SMDA Vikas Gupta, S.M Sahni, Convener, INTACH Jammu Chapter, Kavita Suri and eminent environmentalist Dr. C. M. Seth were also present in the meeting.
Earlier, the Minister accompanied by MLA Samba Dr. Devinder Kumar Manyal, DC Samba Sheetal Nanda, SSP Samba Joginder Singh and senior leader Mamta Singh convened a public grievance camp at the fort.

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