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Heritage Week Special : Weeklong celebration of World Heritage Week kicks off


Nashik: The office of Assistant Director of Archeology (ADA) and  State Archaeology Department inaugurated the World Heritage Week (WHW) with zest. The assistant director of archaeology, divisional museum curator and the Sarafa Bazaar Association, Nashik with the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACT) are jointly celebrating the WHW at Sarkarwada. The event was inaugurated by Nashik Municipal Commissioner Radhakrishna Game.

An exhibition of rare coins and weapons was also inaugurated at the regional museum of Nashik, on this ocassion. ADA Viraj Sontakke, Nashik District Saraf Bazaar president Chetan Rajapurkar, INTACT Nashik Chapter’s Yogesh Kasar Patil, vintage weapon collector Anant Thakur, coin collector, Purushottam Bhargave, Sanjay More, Vijay Hiran and other dignitaries were present.

The exhibition will be available for public display free of cost till November 25, from 9:30 am to 7:30 pm. The Nashikites, tourist will get chance to see very rare coins like Hone (a type of coin in Maratha era) which were used at coronation ceremony of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

People will also get to know about various coins during Maratha era, weapons used during Maratha period, artifacts, ornaments and many more. The organizers have requested Nashikites to visit Sarkarwada and spread a word about the event. The ADA has organized the WHW to celebrate the history and heritage of Nashik.

Today’s event
Workshop on Bramhi Script (Lipi) by Maitreyee Bhosekar, morning 11am and lecture on Harappa civilization by Dr Pramod Pathak. Both the events will be conducted at Sarkarwada.


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