Pune:The ‘Heritage Walk’ initiative was re-started by Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) from today and it was attended by a large number of citizens as well as students.The ‘Heritage Walk’ initiative happened to be an irregular event due to the corona pandemic. It resumed today on the occasion of Savitribai Phule’s Memorial Day. The Heritage Walk started from Datto Vaman Potdar Sankul around 11.30 AM in the presence of the SPPU Vice-Chancellor Dr Nitin Karmalkar, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Dr NS Umrani, and Registrar Dr Prafulla Pawar.
At this time, the citizens were guided by Prof. Shraddha Kumbhojkar, History Department, Prof. Babasaheb Dudhbhate, Dr Shantanu Ojharkar, Head of Anthropology Department along with the researchers.This year marks the 151st anniversary of the historic main building of the university. The university has also preserved the heritage of rare paintings in this building. Mahadji Shinde, Nana Fadnavis, and Sawai Madhavrao (Madhavrao II) were painted by James Wells in the 18th century.These paintings have been restored to their original form by proper chemical treatment and are displayed in the main building of the Savitribai Phule Pune University. Today, for the first time, people were able to see these saved pictures on the occasion of this particular event.
At this time, Vice-Chancellor Nitin Karmalkar informed about the establishment of the university. He also assured that this legacy will be cherished by the university in the future as well.He also announced that the Heritage Walk will be held twice a month for the citizens at a fixed time and the information regarding this will be announced on the University’s website as well as through a press release.
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