Antiquities found in excavation shown to school children
Lucknow, 25 November (His). On the occasion of World Heritage Week, Uttar Pradesh’s Archaeological Department organized a tour of Chhatar Manzil on the last day on Friday. An exhibition of antiquities found in the excavation was also organized. Apart from this, the ongoing two-day workshop also concluded. On this occasion, the winners of the photography competition held on 15th August were also awarded.
A two-day workshop on conservation of monuments and study of antiquities by the directorate came to an end. On last 15th August, winners of photography competition based on state protected monuments were felicitated. Rajinikanth Mishra of Varanasi got the first prize, Gargi of New Delhi got the second prize and Arvind Kumar got the third prize.
Apart from this, two consolation prizes were given to Lakhan Ahuja of Kanpur and Rajan Sharma of Varanasi respectively. The participants were greeted by the chief guest of the function, Lucknow University’s Prof. History and Archeology Department Prof. Prashant Srivastava was awarded the prize and certificate.
With this, Renu Dwivedi, Director of Archeology Department, Chief Guest Prof. Prashant Srivastava and special guest Dr. S.N. Upadhyay and former professor Dr. Amar Singh was welcomed by giving him a bouquet.
On the second day of the workshop, Department’s Excavation and Investigation Officer Ram Vinay and Assistant Archaeological Officer Narsingh Tyagi introduced the antiquities obtained from the archaeological excavations of Jajmau, Lahuradeva and Hulaskheda to the present children. Dharmendra Mishra, Director, INTACH Conservation Lucknow presented his lecture on conservation and preservation of antiquities.