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7 AgenciesSelected for ‘Adopt a Heritage’ Through “Mobile Audio Guide App”

[New Delhi]7 Agencies Selected for ‘Adopt a Heritage’ Through “Mobile Audio Guide App”
The Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism, Shri. K J Alphons handed over a Memorandum of Understanding under the ‘Adopt a Heritage’ project to M/s Resbird Technologies for development of a mobile Audio Guide App for five iconic sites here, today. These five iconic sites are
Amer Fort (Rajasthan),
Kaziranga (Assam),
Colva Beach (Goa),
Kumarakom (Kerala) and
Mahabodhi Temple (Bihar).
During the function, the Minister also handed over the Letters of Intent to seven shortlisted agencies for consideration under the project in presence of Tourism Secretary, Shri Yogendra Tripathi.
M/s Mytrah Energy India Pvt. Ltd. for Aalampur Temple, Telangana
M/s HEG India Pvt. Ltd. for Bhimbetka Rock Shelters, Madhya Pradesh
Mr. Amit Pasricha for photography and documentation of lesser known monuments across India
M/s Akshar Travels Pvt. Ltd. for Buddhist Caves, Uparkot, Gujarat and Rani ki Vav, Patan, Gujarat and Champaner Pavagarh Archaeological Park, Champaner, Gujarat
M/s DH Patel & Co. (Kinsfolk group) for European tomb, near Katargam Darwaja, Surat, Gujarat and Lothal, Bhal, Gujarat
M/s Dalmia Bharat Pvt. Ltd. for Khajuraho group of Monuments, Madhya Pradesh and Mahabalipuram Group of Monuments, Tamil Nadu
M/s Quality India Tours Pvt. Ltd. for Maharaja Chhatrasal Museum Complex in Madhya Pradesh
These agencies would become ‘Monument Mitras’ through the innovative concept of ‘Vision Bidding’, which will give them the opportunity to associate their CSR activities with a heritage site if the Vision Bid is selected.

After Earning Drastic Criticism on Monument Mitra,Centre Clarifies

[New Delhi]After Earning Drastic Criticism on Monument Mitra,Centre Clarifies
Tourism Ministry States that
This is with reference to the news carried by some sections of the press on 01st and 02nd July 2018 with the headline “Red Fort, four other Delhi heritage sites get Monument Mitra”.
The Ministry of Tourism has clarified that all these articles had certain serious factual discrepancies and the correct position is stated as below:
1. The articles state that Monument Mitras have been appointed for Red Fort and four heritage sites in Delhi. But, it is clarified that Monument Mitra has been assigned to only one site in Delhi.
2. Further, the articles incorrectly stated that Caper Travel Company has been appointed as the Monument Mitra for four heritage sites in Delhi i.e. Azim Khan’s tomb, Jamali Kamali mosque & tomb, Rajaon Ki Baoli and Moth Ki Masjid. The Tourism Ministry has clarified that the said company’s vision document is presently under evaluation stage and no MoU has been signed with them.
It is pertinent to mention that the “Adopt a Heritage – Apni Dharohar Apni Pehchaan” is a collaborative effort by Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture, Archaeological Survey of India and State / UT Governments. It aims to encourage public / private sector companies and corporate citizens / NGOs / individuals to take up the responsibility of making our heritage and tourism more sustainable through development, operation and maintenance of World Class tourist infrastructure and amenities at ASI / State heritage sites and other important tourist sites in India.