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UPDATED SCHEDULE for World Heritage Day – Saturday, 18th April
To celebrate World Heritage Day, (UNESCO Day for Monuments and Sites ) we’ve lined up some events and activities that connect you to the city’s diverse and layered heritage.

7am to 9am – Bandstands at Lalbagh and Cubbon Park – A photo exhibition that captures some images of our city through the eyes of the Bangalore Weekend Shoots (BWS) photographers.

8.30 am to 11am – INTACH Parichay, walk in Kannada led by eminent historian Dr SK Aruni through the Fort precinct.
Start point: Tipu Summer Palace at 8.30am
Register ahead with Meera – 99860 23014.

10.30 am until 7.30pm – Bengaluru Fort – The photo exhibit moves to this historic site.

3 pm to 5pm – Bangalore City Project (BCP) Heritage Hunt at Gavipuram, Malleswaram and Whitefield. For more details, contact Krupa – 99721 14110

5.30 pm to 7.30pm – Bengaluru Fort – A cultural evening hosted by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI ) and INTACH, Bangalore. The event begins with a talk by Mr Vikram Sampath, author of Splendours of Royal Mysore followed by a programme of light music by Mr Vijay Havanur and the release of a set of heritage postcards created for INTACH Bangalore by BWS.

For Passes to the event, contact Pankaj – 93421 35215

A heritage quiz runs through the day on Radio One. Winners – decided by the radio channel – take home specially designed city souvenirs.

NOTE: The events are organized and supported by The Archaeological Survey of India ( ASI); Department of Kannada and Culture, Govt of Karnataka; Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP); Bangalore Weekend Shoots; Bangalore City Project; Max Mueller Bhavan; UDBHAVA Forum; ABIDe and the Bangalore Chapter of INTACH.

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April 18th is World Heritage Day, a day to celebrate the diversity of the world’s cultural heritage and to raise public awareness about the efforts needed to protect it. As part of the many events lined up to mark this special day, Intach, Bangalore Chapter, invites you to a Parichay to the Bangalore Fort and its vicinity. This event will be held in Kannada.

The Bangalore fort goes back to Kempe Gowda’s times and has played a central role in our city’s history, being the focus of a pivotal battle in 1791. Apart from the Fort, the Parichay will cover several other historic monuments in the vicinity, including Tipu’s Palace, Jalakanteshwara temple, Kote Venkataramanaswamy temple and Tipu’s armoury.

Our Parichay will be led by Dr SK Aruni, Assistant Director of the Southern Regional Centre of the Indian Council of Historical Research. He has recently authored a book on on Kempe Gowda, and is an authority on Bangalore’s history.

We will meet at the Tipu Palace at 8:30 am on Saturday, 18th April. We expect the Parichay to end at about 11:00 am. Seats are limited for this event. Please call Meera (99860 23014) to register in advance.

Regards,
Intach, Bangalore Chapter

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