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UNESCO workshop on DHR
Published on 25 May. 2010 9:48 PM IST
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A one day UNESCO workshop-cum-seminar on “Darjeeling Himalayan Railway” as part of mountain railways of india world heritage site was held at Siliguri on May 24 to chalk out comprehensive conservation management plan.
The workshop was inaugurated by Shiv Kumar, general manager, N. F. Railway by lighting the auspicious lamp, and joined by Nicole Bolomey, programme specialist, UNESCO, Kai Wiese, consultant, UNESCO, Vipin Jha, addl general manager, N.F.Railway and B.L.Patil, divisional railway manger, Katihar. In his inaugural address, Shiv Kumar described that this was a historic day and expressed gratitude to UNESCO for organising the workshop.
He said the Indian Railway, especially N. F. Railway was committed to preserve the heritage status of DHR and enhance its heritage value also. Kai Weise deliberated upon how to improve management system of DHR to upkeep it as world heritage site.
He emphasized that management system was the key issue and it required series of actions, decision and control based on flow of information.
“It also requires periodic review of comprehensive establishing management system for improvement of management system of the world heritage site”, he added.
Nicole Bolomey stressed the need to preserve heritage site without disturbing its heritage value. She also told that preservation of heritage required specialization and appreciated that DHR was a living heritage of the world and its preservation is of utmost importance.
It is noteworthy that DHR was declared “world heritage site” by UNESCO on December 5, 1999 in recognition of its world heritage value as it fulfilled point (ii) and point (iv) requiring for declaration of world heritage site under UNESCO.
DHR is the most exciting and most filmed railway site. It attracts lots of tourists from the country within as well as from the world.
In the workshop senior railway officers from N. F. Railway, Northern Railway, Central Railway participated and deliberated upon the issue at length.
P. P. Roy, Director/DHR also elaborated the various aspects of DHR requiring various inputs to maintain it as world heritage site.

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