New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in association with Indian National Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage (INTACH) inaugurated an exhibition today at the Green Park Metro station. The exhibition displays photographs and information of the heritage sites around Green Park Metro station with an objective to promote heritage by taking these subjects to the common man / commuters.
The exhibition is a collection of unique photographs, line drawings and small installations depicting crafts produced in the Huaz-khas and Shahpurjat village. The exhibition brings to life the monuments and the bustling spaces within the Hauz-Khas and Shahpurjat precincts that surround the Green Park Metro station. The exhibition also showcases unique photographs chronicling the richness and splendour of the monuments from the medieval city of Siri, one of the seven cities of the 14th Century Delhi along with the photographs of the royal tank of Hauz-Khas, the madrasa founded by sultan Firoz Shah Tughluk in the 14th century, several exquisite mosques and splendid tombs.
The exhibition was jointly inaugurated by Mr. Sharat Sharma, Director (Operations)/DMRC and Maj. Gen. L.K. Gupta (Retd.), Chairman and Dr. C.T.Misra, INTACH in the presence of other senior officials from DMRC and INTACH. The Green Park Exhibition which is displayed in the concourse area of the station is Curated and Designed by Ms. Bindu Manchanda, Co-Curators, Mr..Anil Browne & Mr.Anshu Ahuja, INTACH.
INTACH, a non-profit NGO, is recognized as one of the world’s largest heritage organizations, with over 180 Chapters across the country. This exhibition is in continuation with the Delhi Metro’s endeavours to utilize its premises for the promotion of Indian heritage, art and culture.
DMRC in recent times have collaborated with many other institutes/organisations to showcase Indian art, culture, heritage (Indian and World) literature etc. through its stations. This includes tie ups with the Ministry of Textile, Delhi Tourism, India Habitat Centre, Indian Council of Historical Research, the Crafts Museum, National Museum, National Book Trust, Sahitya Akademy as well as independent artists for setting up display panels, art works etc. at the Metro stations across the network.