|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, Nov 25: Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (Intach) Jammu chapter held an awareness meet at Panjbakhtar Temple, near Residency Road Jammu. INTACH organized this event at temple as part of World Heritage Week which is celebrated every year from November 19 to November 25. This meet was held at temple as it is believed to be one of the oldest temples in Jammu dedicated to Lord Shiva and popularly known as Rupaiye Waala Mandir.
This event was organized with the objective of raising awareness; educate general public about the importance of their own traditions, cultures and to bring temple on tourism map of Jammu. Several activists, experts including SM Sahni (Convenor INTACH Jammu Chapter), Former Judge Suresh Sharma, Raj Kumar Katoch (Director Tourism Jammu), Kuldeep Wahi (Co Convenor INTACH), Arvind Kotwal KAS(retd) Vinod Malhotra (Former Dev. Comm. Town Planning) Dr Satwant Singh Rissam (Columnist & Member INTACH), Kirpal Singh (Former Curator Dogra Art Museum), Dr Mrinalini Atrey (The Law School, University of Jammu) and students, scholars from Jammu University attended this meet. While speaking on the occasion former Judge Suresh Sharma, who has been appointed as caretaker of temple by J&K High Court since 2008 thanked INTACH for organizing such event at the temple.