Jaishankar inaugurates Golden Haveli in Delhi
On Thursday, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that in India’s G20 presidency year, the country is getting “world ready” and the world is getting “India ready“. Jaishankar remarked after inaugurating the refurbished ‘Golden Haveli‘ in Delhi’s Chandni Chowk. Vijay Goel, former Union Minister, and BJP leader renovated the haveli and also gave Jaishankar a tour.
The External Affairs Minister stayed there for more than an hour and visited all three floors of the haveli. He and other dignitaries also watched a ‘Kathak‘ dance performance and enjoyed the food of Chandni Chowk.
Every citizen of “this beautifully diversified country must take pride in their heritage and conservation”, he said, adding that “promoting our culture and heritage, generating tourism, and expanding employment go hand in hand”.
“Tourism is the most powerful remunerative industry in the world today and the most employment-friendly industry today,” Jaishankar asserted.
“Pleased to inaugurate Golden Haveli Dharampura today. Thank Vijay Goel for the opportunity. Promoting our culture & heritage, generating tourism, and expanding employment go hand in hand,” Jaishankar tweeted along with pictures from the event.
Pleased to inaugurate Golden Haveli Dharampura today. Thank @VijayGoelBJP for the opportunity.
Promoting our culture & heritage, generating tourism and expanding employment go hand in hand.
In the G20 year, India is getting ‘world ready’and the world is getting ‘India ready’. pic.twitter.com/dpx8az4OPR
— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) March 9, 2023
Regarding the restoration of the haveli, Goel said it took four years for him to restore the ‘Golden Haveli’. “The biggest challenge during restoration was to keep the haveli intact, as the mansion was going down because of its weight.” He also said “passion, paisa, and patience” is required for restoration and heritage work.
“The government is very serious about heritage, tourism, restoration, and conservation,” Goel said, adding that he requested the Prime Minister to develop and restore the entire Chandni Chowk.
Vijay Goel, in his role as the President of the Heritage India Foundation, suggested that the State and Central governments should cooperate to promote tourism in Chandni Chowk. This includes developing cleanliness and security and curbing any unauthorized building.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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Need many Jai Shankars…….