UNESCO to assist govt in conserving heritage
HYDERABAD: Sindh Government has inked an agreement with United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO) for conservation of heritage sites in Sindh.
Sindh Minister for Culture Sassui Paleejo informed this Monday evening
while talking to reporters at Sindh Museum where she inaugurated an exhibition of sculptures carved by famous sculptor Mairaj Khushhal Das.
Sassui apprised that the agreement had been signed with UNESCO after transfer of Federal Heritage Department to the provincial government.
As per the terms and conditions of the agreement UNESCO would render
technical and financial assistance to the provincial government in conservation of the heritage sites in Sindh as well as in maintenance of their documentary records and repair work, she added.
While praising the artistry of the sculptor, the minister announced
displaying of Mairaj Khushhal's statues of Quaid-eAzam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto at an exhibition to be organized by Culture Department on Dec 25 and 27. Sassui assured that she would present her recommendations to higher authorities in the government for taking into custody Marvi Museum in District Bathoro currently being run by Mairaj Khushhal.
The minister informed that sculptures carved from wood would also be displayed at the gallery in Sindh Museum for promotion of that genre of art. She observed that the interest shown by the people by attending the exhibition proves that they like the pieces of art presented there, adding the government would continue to take initiatives for promotion of sculpture art. On her visit she was accompanied by MPA Farheen Mughal besides other PPP leaders of Hyderabad. -App