World Heritage Week | Manuscripts, artifacts and wedding album of Jammu's Royal family on display

World Heritage Week is celebrated all over the world every year from 19th of November to 25th of November. The whole week is celebrated in educational institutions to aware students about the importance of the cultural heritages and its preservation.

AIM: Awareness among people about their heritage and its importance

HISTORY: In Jammu, every year the World Heritage Week is celebrated at Mubarak Mandi, Jammu which was established in 1954. The museum is unit of Directorate of Archives, Archaeology and Museums, under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Jammu and Kashmir Government. The building was erected in commemoration of the visit of the British Monarch Edward VII when he came to Jammu as the Prince of Wales in 1875.

In Jammu, the World Heritage Week celebrations began as Commissioner Secretary Culture; Mohammad Saleem Shishgar inaugurated a function at Dogra Art Museum Old Secretariat, Mubarak Mandi, Jammu. The Department of Archives, Archaeology and Museum has organized the event by putting on display historical objects and artifacts reflecting the Dogra art and culture.

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS:

  • A large number of Historical Manuscripts on display
  • Scores of photographs of important State leaders from the historically important days
  • Basohli paintings on display in Army Headquarters
  • Guided tours for people visiting Dogra Art Muesum for familiarization and awareness about Dogra Art and Culture
  • Wedding album of the royal family of Jammu.

Students visiting Army Headquarters Mubarak Mandi for the World Heritage Week must also visit Dogra Art Museum where rare manuscripts are on display alongwith terracotta heads from Akhnoor, sculptures, numismatics, manuscripts, Dogra costumes, jewellery, arms and armors, metal objects and artifacts related to decorative arts. Also, the intricately decorated marble jharokhas with inlaid work of semi precious stones in the marble hall further embellishes the charisma of the museum collection. However, museum is known all over for the Pahari miniature paintings from Basholi.

Do pay a visit to know a little more about your art, culture and history.

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Hardeep Bali