Monuments and Heritage Sites of Puducherry

Start Date:18-Apr-2023

End Date:18-Apr-2023



Pondicherry is my place of retreat, my cave of tapasya, not of the ascetic kind, but of a brand of my own invention.”


On the occasion of International Day for Monuments and Sites, AuroBharati, Sri Aurobindo Society, Union territory of Puducherry presents an online webinar on the topic Monuments and Heritage Sites of Puducherry: History, Architecture, Culture & International Recognition as World Heritage City on 18 April 2023 at 04.30 p.m. on Zoom.

The objective of this webinar is to focus on the monuments and sites of Puducherry including tangible and intangible cultural heritage, historical changes, architectural styles, policy implementation and international recognition to make Pondicherry as a World Heritage City.

As far as the cultural heritage of Puducherry is concerned it represents the unique features of different forms of heritage including oral tradition, festive celebrations, built heritage, archival collection, natural and eco-cultural heritage. We find a rich tradition of handicrafts like woodcraft, pottery, metal craft etc. Pondicherry refers to a cosmopolitan culture belonging to different castes, creed and religions live here amicably.

Dr. B Venugopal (Former Director, Indian Museum Kolkata, West Bengal), Dr. Sashikant Dash (Principal, Tagore Govt Arts & Science College, Puducherry), Prof. D.C. Choubey (Professor, IGNCA, New Delhi), Dr. Mathimaran Natarajan (Associate Professor, Department of Ecology & Environmental Sciences, Pondicherry University). Shri Ashok Panda (Co-Convener, INTACH, Puducherry), Ms. Charu Tripathy (Associate Director, AuroBharati, Sri Aurobindo Society, Puducherry) and Ms. Ananthi Gavoussalya Velmurugan (Architect & Freelance Consultant, Puducherry) will discuss the important aspects related to the heritage of Puducherry.

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Meeting ID: 893 5533 2180

Passcode: 632561

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For any queries related to the webinar, please contact:
Ms. Charu Tripathy,
Phone: +91-413-2336396/97/98, Ext #225
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For more details, contact:
Dr. Kishor Kumar Tripathy
Phone: +91-413-2336396/97/98, Ext #225
M- 91-96508 20241/91- 83688 59754
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