Union Minister G. Kishan Reddy unveils the UNESCO World Heritage Listing Plaque at Ramappa – Kakatiya Rudreshwara Temple in Telengana

New Delhi : The Union Minister for Culture, Tourism and Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) G Kishan Reddy visited Mulugu and Warangal districts of Telangana on 21st October in connection with projects/programmes of Union Ministries of Culture and Tourism.  Several ministers and public representatives of the Government of Telangana and officials of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and officials from the Ministry of Tourism and relevant officers in the Telangana state government were also present.

The Union Minister inaugurated several Tourism projects as a part of the Tribal Circuit under Swadesh Darshan Scheme in Telengana. In 2017, the Government of India had sanctioned Rs. 75.88 crores for the integrated development of a tribal circuit of Mulugu-Laknavaram -Medavaram- Tadvai – Damaravi- Mallur – Bogatha Waterfalls. As a part of this circuit the Union Minister for Tourism Shri G Kishan Reddy inaugurated the Haritha restaurant block at GattamaenroutePalampet.

The Union Minister Shri G Kishan Reddy inaugurated the wayside amenities and other public convenience facilities, under Swadesh Darshan Scheme at Mulugu. He said, “These facilities shall greatly benefit the tourists and attract a large number of tourists to visit the Mulugu District which is also the gateway to Medaram”.

The Union Minister unveiled the plaque of the World Heritage Site Inscription of the Rudreshwara (Ramappa) Temple of Mulugu, Telangana. He said, “This inscription is a recognition of the ingenious brilliance & architectural prowess of the Great Kakatiyas.The Rudreshwara temple stands as a unique testimony to the highest level of creative, artistic and engineering talents involving various experimentations in expressive art forms of Kakatiya period”.

Before unveiling the UNESCO plaque at the Ramappa Temple, the Union Minister Sri G Kishan Reddy also offered his prayers to the deity of RudreshwaraSwamy. He said, “I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji who spoke to the heads of various countries across the world to ensure that their representatives in UNESCO voted in favour of Ramappa.”

“It is a matter of pride for all people of Telangana that we now have the first world heritage site from the state. We will ensure the development of Ramappa by creating good amenities and making it a tourist friendly destination”, he added.

The Archaeological Survey of India under the Ministry of Culture illuminated 100 monuments in Tri-Color to achieve the landmark achievement of 100 crore vaccinations.