The advantage that monuments have over humans is that the word heritage used
in referring to them adds to their self-esteem. And here's a week for a lot
of structures in town to feel good, and especially for the grandmommy of 'em
The Tourism Department is celebrating a tourism heritage week that took off
on the 21st of this month with the theme "Tourism - A Tool for Peace". From
the 21st to the 25th of September, the department has organized several programs
on heritage, and also a tourism photo contest, a quiz contest and competitions
for school children. The objective was to create awareness among the people
about Hyderabad's heritage.
The main events will take place on the last day, i.e. 27th September, and as
the part of the week's culmination, the department will illuminate important
heritage structures, besides arrange for the inauguration of a fountain in Charminar
and a remote sensing system by the Chief Minister. Later in the evening, Kathak
dance performances by Raghav Raj Bhatt and Birju Maharaj, ghazals by Pankaj
Udhas and a Mazahiya Mushaira by Zinda Dilan-e-Hyderabad will take place.
Please contact 666-7360/345-2492 for further details.