Srinagar’s Amar Singh College conservation project recognised with UNESCO award


Srinagar-based Amar Singh College’s constructing, constructed almost 80 years in the past, is among the seven conservation initiatives to be recognised with the 2020 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.

The award was introduced by 9 worldwide conservation specialists. The deliberations had been held on-line as a result of COVID-19 pandemic by INTACH’s Jammu and Kashmir chapter.

The INTACH chapter within the Union Territory had carried out the conservation work on the Amar Singh College and restoration of the Amar Singh College introduced again one of the vital distinguished institutional buildings in Kashmir to its former glory.

The project workforce’s meticulous consideration to unique constructing design and supplies concerned imparting coaching to new era of constructing artisans in brick and stone masonry.

The project serves as a noteworthy mannequin for safeguarding a novel 20th-century architectural asset.

With the annoucement of this award, academics, workers and college students of this school really feel proud as now individuals and vacationers may even like to go to this school to see this heritage constructing and this constructing is now included in oldest heritage constructing of Kashmir valley.

Bashir Ahmad Rather, Principal Amar Singh College, Srinagar mentioned, “If a heritage or cultural building has been conserved properly, that is when it can get recognised with UNESCO. The building was renovated last year using the original material the building was constructed from.”

Professor Tariq Ashai instructed ANI, the atmosphere and development of the school constructing has been recognised by UNESCO.

“It was only possible because of the students and the faculty members of the college. We now have the responsibility to preserve the infrastructure and beauty of this building,” he added.

Students of Amar Singh College additionally lauded the administration for preserving the constructing until date. They are blissful to be part of the tutorial institute.


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