Preserving the Identity of Gurdwaras in Lahore

Lahore (Muhammad Yasir) The Institute for Art and Culture (IAC) is conducting the second phase of their capacity building trainings for UNESCO’s project “Protection and Promotion of Cultural Heritage of Punjab through Sustainable Tourism and Economic Growth” .
This series is divided into three themes. The first part of the workshop series was conducted from 13-16th October that focused on Understanding Integrated System Management Plans (ISMP), Cultural Tourism, Cultural Heritage and Management and Community and Cultural Heritage. 
The second phase, however focuses more on specific ISMP, Field Training. Management Framework and International Guidelines and Policies. The training will be held at IAC from 21st October till 23rd October, 2020. 
Day 1 marks the recap and participant’s presentations from the learning outcomes inspired from the first phase of the workshop. Saba Samee- Architectural Conservation expert leads the session on the introduction processes and program for action to preserve the cultural heritage of Gurdwara’s in Punjab. 
This module is followed by an action plan, priority list and priority projects led by prof Sajida Haider Vandal- Project Heritage Site planning expert. 
Followed by group work that focuses on sector planning, its concept, approach and proposed action plan. Participants are also introduced to field sites and communities and explanation of what the field work entails. 
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.