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Sunday, 12 January, 2020, 12 : 53 PM [IST]

Government is committed to develop India as a major centre of Heritage Tourism in the world: PM

Dedicating to the nation four refurbished heritage buildings – Old Currency Building, Belvedere House, Metcalfe House and Victoria Memorial Hall – in Kolkata yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the endeavour of the government is develop India as a major hub of Heritage Tourism in the world. He said that with the dedication of the four heritage buildings will begin the nationwide campaign to preserve India's art, culture and heritage, and to Reinvent, Rebrand, Renovate and Rehouse them.  

India always wanted to protect and modernize its cultural heritage and structures. It is with this spirit that the Union Government has taken up the endeavour to develop India as major centre of Heritage Tourism in the World, the PM said. 

He mentioned that 5 Iconic Museums will be set up in the country in keeping with the International standards. This is being started from the Indian Museum in Kolkata, which is one of the oldest museums in the world, Modi added.

 In order to generate resources, take care of the management of these iconic cultural heritage centres, the union government is considering to launch Indian Institute of Heritage Conservation which would be given the status of a deemed university.
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