Shalimar, royal garden of Mughal emperor Jahangir is centre of attention these days; courtesy the concert of Zubin Mehta.
It seems that whole state machinery is at work to intervene and prepare the garden for the show. According to official figures, the on-going renovation and development works are going on at a cost of Rs. 3.62 crore.
At A time when locals allege that the marvel of Mughal kingdom is being vandalized, government claims that safeguarding of heritage sites including world famous Mughal Gardens is prime concern of present government.
“Identity of any nation is correlated with its cultural, tradition, language and heritage, adding that government has taken various initiatives for the revival and conservation of heritage sites in the J&K,” said Minister of State for Floriculture, Animal Husbandry, PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Nazir Ahmad Gurezi.
He further said that executing agencies have been directed to preserve its antique characteristics so that its natural scenic beauty and imaginative attractiveness is not disturbed or altered.