SMVDU Katra spokesperson said, “Held under the aegis of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, the event was flagged off by Padma Shri Prof Ravindra Kumar Sinha, VC, SMVDU and Thakur Sher Singh, CEO, PDA, from the Krimchi Temple Complex.
“An enthusiastic gathering of students, historians, artists, administrators, and academicians participated in this Heritage Walk up to Krimchi Com[plex.”
Spokesperson said, “During the guided tour followed by Heritage Baithak, the participants were made aware about the prominent historical, architectural and cultural aspects of the sites at Krimchi that are being maintained by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
“The group of ancient temples located in Krimchi, in Udhampur District of Jammu and Kashmir are believed to have been built around 11th and 12th century and popularly identified as Pandava Temples given their Mahabharat connection.
“These temples, designed on stone structures, with a stream flowing nearby create a picturesque and panoramic view.”
Jai Karan Singh and other experts from ASI, J&K Circle, briefed everyone about the historic essence and architectural grandeur of the temples. Anil Paba and Ashok Sharma, Heritage experts, provided a detailed insight to the rich and royal past of Jammu region and emphasized on the importance of preserving it for the posterity.
VC SMVDU appreciated the initiative undertaken by the University amidst the growing need for exposure to local heritage and culture, especially for students.
Nagendra Singh Jamwal, Registrar, SMVDU, said that Jammu region is abundantly blessed with natural gifts as well as man made wonders.
The folk performances by Romalo Ram and his troupe and students mesmerized the participants.
Later, the participants were served authentic dishes from Dogra cuisine in leaf plates (pattal) and cups (doona).
Others present on the occasion were Suparn Sharma, Dean, Faculty of Management, Dr Saurabh, HoD, School of Business, Dr Sarabjot Singh, and Dr. Surbhi Kapur, Assistant Professor, School of Business, SMVDU, Gauhar Ahmed Khan, Superintendent Engineer, ASI.