Conservation of Sun Temple: Odisha Culture Minister to meet Union Minister today

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Culture and Tourism Minister Ashok Panda is scheduled to meet Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma in New Delhi today to hold discussions about the protection and conservation of Konark Sun temple.

Panda informed that the meeting will be held in New Delhi along with two other MLAs in presence of Director and secretary of Culture department.

Sources said the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) was directed to submit a report on steps taken for the conservation of the monument by December 15 as per the security measures recommended by the international acclaimed experts in 1997 and 2010.

Earlier, a high-level meeting was held at the State Secretariat about the preservation of Konark Sun temple few days back.

However, the State government demanded that a steering committee meeting should be held under the chairmanship of ASI DG, added sources.