Bhubaneswar: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will establish its new circle in Odisha’s Puri, informed Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
“The ASI’s decision to establish a new Circle headquartered at Puri for better protection and conservation of centrally protected monuments and heritage sites is a welcome one,” tweeted Pradhan.
He thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy for the decision ahead of President Droupadi Murmu’s visit to Odisha.
“Odisha is a treasure trove of heritage, culture and magnificent architectural marvels. PM Narendra Modi is making dedicated efforts to immortalise our rich cultural heritage and restore our civilisational glory,” he said.
This is a great step to protect and preserve Odia pride, culture and heritage.
— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) November 9, 2022