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You had a lot to say about the way monuments are being maintained in India. Here are some responses

photo: PTI
photo: PTI

The importance of monuments

The various national monuments of India are part of ancient heritage of India, something which is closely associated with the identity of the nation. A series of structures or areas deemed to be of national importance are termed as national monuments and are thus conserved.

These monuments, in a way bring to the forefront, the elegance and splendour of the bygone era. We can get a glimpse of India's past through these monuments. With their elaborate superfluities and wonderful architecture, Indian monuments represent one of the most outstanding facets of the multi-faceted Indian culture. The monuments of India must become an inspiration for the future generations.

Vimal Chakiath

Class 10, Luke Memorial Public School, Iringole, Kerala

No law, rule, force can help

Monuments have always been the illustration of wealth and power of a country.

But simply possessing them is not enough. Preserving them should be equally prioritised.

I am sorry to say that this thought has never struck any of us. “I haven’t built them? So why must I clean them.”

Who knows when these mighty structures will crash down? No law, no rule, no force can save our monuments. Only self-realisation can.

P.L.Sriram

Class 10, Chettinad Vidya Mandir, Karur , Tamilnadu

Keep factories away

These monuments represent our tradition, history, art and design. They are also the symbols of our architectural skills. Authorities should pay proper attention and save them from ruining away. Industries and factories must be shifted away from the site of monuments to reduce the effect of smoke. There should be proper disposal of garbage, and proper drainage system for waste water as well as industrial effluents.

D.V.Krishna Priya

Class 10, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Tirupati

Stop vandalisers

 Every community and society has a very precious heritage which has to be and can be transferred to the next generation. It is the responsibility of the civil society to transfer that heritage to the next generation. It is disheartening to see people, forgetting that they are doing an irreparable damage to these archaeological masterpieces, inscribe their initials, names, or messages on these national treasures.

K.Dhanusha

Class 10, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Tirupati

The case of Qutub Minar

Our monuments were in a much better shape just a few decades agoThe Qutub Minar has tilted  25 inches towards southwest. This is because of the airport nearby. The only way we can to protect these monuments is to follow the rules. We should also make the people aware of the threats to the monuments and the acts passed by government to protect them .

 S.K.Harshitha

 Class 10, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Tirupati.

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