A Campaign for Heritage Conservation of a Historic Mohalla
Bulbul AcademSince the collapse of a multi-storied building at Shakhari Bazar, the stream of criticism from the media and different segments of the society, as well as the government have never ceased to pour in. In fact over the last two years, Shakhari Bazar has regularly hogged the headlines of the print and electronic media, mostly for the wrong reasons. Whenever there is an issue of safety of buildings, the typical example given is Shakhari Bazar. It has been stereotyped as the ultimate example of congestion, blight, and dilapidated buildings. What has essentially been missed is the unique and exotic cultural heritage, which Shakhari Bazar as a custodian has nurtured and nourished for centuries.
Shakhari Bazar, with its unique urban fabric, intricate artistry and craftsmanship, the ambience of a vibrant culture and traditions has an awe inspiring presence. It is our duty to protect, preserve and conserve such a treasure so that we can pass it on to future generations.
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