Mangaluru, June 24, 2015: DK District-in-Charge Minister Ramanath Rai unveiled a plaque giving details on heritage structure, in front of University College in Hampankatta.
The plaques at Old Deputy Commissioner’s office, Wenlock Hospital, lady Goschen Hospital, Sulthan Batteri, DC bunglow and Seemanthi Bai Memorial Museum, were also unveiled. This is part of a campaign initiated by Mangalore Urban Development Authority to identify the heritage structures that are more than 100 years old in its jurisdiction.
It has been proposed to identify old Guthu houses, religious and culture centres, parks and old buildings under the initiative, MUDA Commissioner Mohammed Nazeer said. MUDA had asked the public to provide information on heritage buildings/places/memorials in the region, which had received a good response. In the process, MUDA has already identified 75 heritage buildings/places and sites. The identification of such places will be a continuous process.
In the first phase, around 40 such sites have been taken up and work on installing a plaques in front of the site is in progress, he added. DK DC Adoor B Ibrahim, Mangalore Urban Development AuthorityChairman Ibrahim Kodichal along with many people who had an interest attended.