BALLARI: To mark the International World Heritage Day on April 18, the Department of Archaeology will organise a 15-day scientific cleaning programme in Hampi and Bengaluru from April 16.
The department has identified 30 monuments across the state, 15 each in Hampi and around Bengaluru. The event will be organised under the theme “Heritage for Generations”. An exhibition to create awareness on the need for keeping the heritage sites intact and clean will also be organised during this period.
“The event called as ‘Swachhata Pakwada’ will be held for 15 days. We have selected the monuments for cleaning in Mini Hampi and Bengaluru circles,” K Moortheeswari, Superintending Archaeologist, Archaeological Survey of India (Hampi Mini Circle) told Express.
Cleaning drive will be held at Daria Daulat in Srirangapatna, Keshava temple, Belur in Hassan, Hoysaleshwara temple in Halebeedu, group of monuments in Shravanabelagola, prehistoric site at Managondanahalli in Bengaluru rural district, Keshava temple in Somanathpura, Chitradurga fort and Harihareshwara temple at Harihara in Davangere, Kalleshwara temple in Bagli, Ramalingeshwara temple at Avani, Someshwara temple and Kolaramma temple in Kolar, Kattale Basadi at Barkur, Chandragutti fort and Renuka temple in Shivamogga district and Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace in Bengaluru.