Lahore (Muhammad Yasir) The Institute for Art and Culture (IAC) in its second phase of the Capacity Building Workshops for UNESCO’s project “Protection and Promotion of Cultural Heritage of Punjab through Sustainable Tourism and Economic Growth” concludes the day 3 of training today.
The introduction to management frameworks and procedures proposed in ISMP were discussed thouroughly by Prof Sajida Haider Vandal- Project Heritage Site Planning Expert and Vice Chancellor, IAC. The National Facilitators headed the discussion to answer any questions and queries.
The module of introducing the international mandatory guidelines was conducted by Prof Alessio Re- International Team Leader, Santagata, Italy followed by an open session for discussions and questions and answers.
Followed by this was the recap the policy frameworks outline in the ISMP and how to implement these policies in the Gurdwaras in Punjab. This session was led by Prof Sajida Haider Vandal and Saba Samme- Architectural Conservation Expert.
These modules were followed by the closing ceremony that included the presentations of reports by the participants, resolution of declaration to heritage safeguarding.
Certificates were then distributed by Prof Sajida Haider Vandal. In the closing remarks, Mr Vandal stated “ This was a very insightful and productive experience for the National and International teams working to safeguard the Cultural Heritage of Pakistan and that we must be the protectors of the Cultural Heritage of Pakistan.”
The participants were of the view that the they really enjoyed and learned from the workshops which gave them an opportunity to learn about their own heritage and how to protect and safeguard their culture in a systematic way.
The aim of this module is to develop a sustainable and integrated system management plan to enhance the conservation and tourism of the Gurdwara Rohri Sahib, District Gujranwala and Gurdwara Sacha Sauda Sahib, Shiekhupura.