Thursday, Jan 21 2021 | Time 23:42 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Farmer's unions rejects Govt's proposal to put farm laws on hold for period of 1-1 5 years
  • APCC attacks BJP on reports of China building village in Arunachal
  • NIA arrests member of ‘Shahadat is our Goal’ terrorist gang in TN
  • Street library inaugurated at Indian embassy in Madagascar
  • NIA files chargesheet against four fake currency smugglers
  • Nobody unhappy over allocation of portfolios: K'taka CM
  • Jammu Police arrests three habitual offenders
  • ED files prosecution complaint against Gujarat-based media firm director in money-laundering case
  • Yogi Govt tops in Covid-19 management
  • J&K Prisons Department to resume family-inmate ‘Mulaqat’
  • PM condoles loss of lives in SII fire
  • Approx 80 pc polling in the final round of PRI elections
  • Eight killed, 10 injured in 2 autos, one car and lorry collision in Telangana
  • Three people, including a Woman, drowned at Gokarna pilgrimage centre
  • Karnataka registers 674 fresh cases of covid-19
India


'Fit India Movement': Prahlad Singh Patel leads morning walk at Humayun Tomb

'Fit India Movement': Prahlad Singh Patel leads morning walk at Humayun Tomb

New Delhi, Aug 31 (UNI) As a part of Fit India Movement, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel lead a morning walk at Humayun Tomb Complex here on Saturday.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Prahlad said, 'Awareness regarding fitness lies in Indian culture and heritage and we must do some Yoga, exercise, walk or other related things for our better health in our day to day life.'
The Minister said, 'Health is wealth' and we can achieve our physical and spiritual goals only through a healthy body.'
The Minister urged all the citizens to participate in 'Fit India Movement' to make it a public movement.
Mr Patel also opened the entry for Nila Gumbad at Humayun Tomb Complex for general public during his visit.
The Nila Gumbad is one of the earliest Mughal era structure and was Built in the 1530’s. This was built on an island in the Yamuna, and later, just abutting to it, when Humayun’s Tomb was built in the year 1569-70, Nila Gumbad and other adjoining structures were incorporated in the complex.
The entry to the Nila Gumbad, which derives its name from the turquoise blue tiles that cover its dome, has been made accessible to the public from inside the Humayun's Tomb complex from today.
The glory of Nila Gumbad started declining in 19th century when the northern portion of the Nila Gumbad garden was taken over by the railway lines and Nizamuddin Railway station was built, abutting the monument.
In 1980s, a road was built bifurcating Nila Gumbad from Humayun’s Tomb and later, the structure was occupied by a squatter settlement of over 200 jhuggis.
To bring back the structure to its lost sheen firstly, the inhabitants of the squatter settlement were relocated in 2004-05 and later in 2014, as per the agreements with the Railways the road bifurcatingthe monument from the Humayun’s Tomb was shifted, so as to allow the access to Nila Gumbad from Humayun’s Tomb.
In a massive exercise in over the last five years, the landscape setting was restored and an alternate road was built. Also, with the missing of 15000 brick like tiles, the grandeur of the dome was completely lost. To bring back the sheen of the monument, kilns were established at the Humayun's Tomb complex, youth from Hazrat Nizamuddin basti were employed, and the lost craft tradition was revived.
The geometric and artistic creations of the ceiling which had been hidden beneath several layers of whitewash and cement through the years were revealed and the missing sandstone lattice screens were also restored.
A part of land recovered from the Railways was redeveloped in a manner so as to recreate the part of the original garden surrounding the mausoleum.
Besides this during the conservation work, the archaeological remains of a ramp were also discovered. It is believed that this ramp was used to lift stone and other building material that arrived here on boats - for the construction of Humayun’s Tomb. Over 10 feet of accumulated silt was removed from alongside the eastern wall of the Humayun’s Tomb to restore the levels of the original riverbed. This revealed the northern arcade of Nila Gumbad – which was then reconstructed.
The conservation work at the mausoleum was done by Aga Khan Trust in partnership with Archaeological Survey of India.
In 2017, Nila Gumbad was declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Monument as part of the extended Humayun’s Tomb World Heritage Site.
UNI PY SV 1354

More News

NIA arrests member of ‘Shahadat is our Goal’ terrorist gang in TN

21 Jan 2021 | 11:30 PM

New Delhi, Jan 21 (UNI) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday arrested an alleged terrorist of ‘Shahadat is our Goal’ gang and was sent on judicial custody after he was produced before the Special NIA Court at Chennai.

see more..

NIA files chargesheet against four fake currency smugglers

21 Jan 2021 | 11:23 PM

New Delhi, Jan 21 (UNI) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday filed a chargesheet against four people for their alleged involvement in smuggling Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) into the country, after procuring them from Bangladesh.

see more..
ED files prosecution complaint against Gujarat-based media firm director in money-laundering case

ED files prosecution complaint against Gujarat-based media firm director in money-laundering case

21 Jan 2021 | 10:51 PM

New Delhi, Jan 21 (UNI) Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday said that it has filed a prosecution complaint against PVS Sarma, director of Sanket Media Private Limited, in connection with a money-laundering case.
The probe agency issued a provisional attachment order under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002 on identification of ‘Proceeds of Crime’ worth Rs 2.70 crores, held in the name of the company, PVS Sarma and his family members on January 4 and the accused Sarma was arrested by the agency on November 26 last year for his involvement in the offense of money laundering and has been still in Judicial Custody.

see more..
PM condoles loss of lives in SII fire

PM condoles loss of lives in SII fire

21 Jan 2021 | 10:31 PM

New Delhi, Jan 21 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed grief over the loss of lives in a fire at the Serum Institute of India complex, the makers of Covid vaccine, in Pune.

see more..
Rajnath confers Raksha Mantri Padak to NCC cadets

Rajnath confers Raksha Mantri Padak to NCC cadets

21 Jan 2021 | 10:08 PM

New Delhi, Jan 26 (UNI) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday conferred the Raksha Mantri Padak and Commendation Cards to the cadets of National Cadet Corps (NCC) for their exemplary performance and devotion to duty, at an impressive 'Investiture Ceremony', held here at Delhi Cantonment.

see more..
image