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Tag: Prahlad Singh Patel

Centre Withdraws Contentious Heritage Bylaws For Puri Srimandir

Puri: The Union Ministry of Culture on Monday directed the National Monument Authority (NMA) to withdraw the draft notification for the proposed heritage by-laws for the Sri Jagannath Temple in Puri. The development came hours after Odisha Chief Minister demanded withdrawal of the notification for the proposed bylaws. In a tweet, Union Culture Minister Prahlad […]

Union Culture Minister Meets Odisha Artistes Stuck During Delhi Violence
Union Culture Minister Meets Odisha Artistes Stuck During Delhi Violence

Bhubaneswar: A day after a group of 80 artistes from Odisha remained stuck at the Red Fort due to the violence and chaos during the tractor rally by farmers, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Prahlad Singh Patel paid a visit to them at Gandhi Smriti on Wednesday. “It is our responsibility to ensure safety […]

Re-Opening Of Museums: Culture Minister Reviews Preparations
Re-Opening Of Museums: Culture Minister Reviews Preparations

New Delhi: A day before the re-opening of Museums, Art Galleries and Exhibitions from Tuesday, Union Minister of State for Culture Prahlad Singh Patel on Monday visited the National Museum to review the preparations. He expressed satisfaction with the preparations and complimented the entire team for the same. Patel acknowledged that the National Museum has […]

Decision To Remove Sand From Inside Konark Temple After Report: Union Minister

Puri: UNESCO, in its website describes Konark Sun temple as, “On the shores of the Bay of Bengal, bathed in the rays of the rising sun, the temple at Konarak is a monumental representation of the sun god Surya’s chariot.” However, the centuries old temple’s structural integrity needs protection and for the purpose, the National […]

Column: Marketing Our Heritage

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Union Minister for tourism and culture, Prahlad Singh Patel’s announcement that the Konark sun temple will soon find a place in the list of country’s iconic sites to be developed by the central government must have re-assured the people of Odisha who had been hurt by its non-inclusion in the original […]

Union Min Prahlad Singh Patel To Discuss Konark Temple Conservation Issue With ASI

Bhubaneswar: Union minister Prahlad Singh Patel on Friday said he would take up the issues relating to conservation of the Sun Temple at Konark with ASI authorities. The Union culture and tourism minister, who is on a two-day visit to Odisha, said that he would like to know from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) […]

Tourism Ministry Bans Single-Use Plastics At Monuments

New Delhi: The Tourism Ministry here on Wednesday banned the use of single-use plastics inside or within 100 meters of any monument. “The single-use plastics will not be allowed inside and within 100 metres of monuments,” said Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel during the launch Paryatan Parv here. Paryatan Parv will be organised from […]

Taj Mahal will soon open every night for all

New Delhi: The glimmering Taj Mahal, said to be at its aesthetic best in moonlight, could now be thrown open after sunset for all tourists. So far, night access to the globally renowned monument was allowed at a premium only for five nights in a month. Union Tourism and Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel told […]

Include Puri, Konark in iconic tourist list: Odisha BJP MPs

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs from Odisha have requested Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel to include the Jagannath temple in Puri and Sun Temple in Konark in the list of India’s Iconic Tourist Sites. In a letter to the Union Minister, released to media on Friday, the MPs have sought his personal […]

Tourism industry can create jobs: Prahlad Singh Patel

Jabalpur: Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture, Prahlad Singh Patel, Sunday said the tourism industry had a huge potential to generate jobs for youths. Addressing a press conference here, Patel said tourism policies would be studied and various possibilities explored to create jobs in this sector. Patel, who represents Damoh Lok Sabha seat, […]