Dr. Sushma Ahuja
A Heritage Protector
Dr. Sushma Ahuja is the Principal, J.D.B. Govt. Girls College, Kota
She was the Course Coordinator of School of Heritage, Tourism, Museology and Archaeology (H.T.M.A.) at the University of Kota, Kota.
She has more than 35 years of teaching experience and has presented many papers at National and International Seminars, Conferences and Workshops on our rich Heritage, its protection and conservation.
A pioneer behind the start of School of Heritage in Rajasthan to unite us with our tradition, Dr. Ahuja is an M.A. in History and PhD. in Temple Architecture of Hadoti. Dr. Ahuja has been interviewed and quoted a several times in both,the print and electronic media, creating awareness, enriching our knowledge about our splendid culture and vibrant Heritage and propagating sustainable Heritage Tourism. Dr. Ahuja has conducted several Heritage Photographic Exhibitions, Heritage Walk to Museum and Heritage Historical sites and Regional and National Conference and Workshops to ensure that our Tradition reaches to all strata of the society be it researchers, students, housewives or people who are so busy in their daily life schedule that they forget to admire the beauty of our Glorious Heritage.
On 26 Jan 2009 Republic Day , Dr. Sushma Ahuja was Honoured by the Government of Rajasthan and acknowledged with a letter of appreciation by District Administration Kota for her remarkable contributions towards research , preservation, protection and propagation of art and cultural heritage of Hadoti region.
Dr. Sushma Ahuja recently appeared on Television show 'Kahi Suni: The Myths and Legends of India' on Epic Channel. She was interviewed about the legends of Rajasthani Folk Hero Veer Tejaji. She was also seen giving her view points in another episode of Kahi Suni which was based on SitaBari. Both the episodes of Kahi Suni are now available on Netflix and often repeat telecasted on Epic Channel.
Her extra-ordinarily significant work in the field of Heritage along with her strong base of World and Regional History is an exotic blend which itself speaks of her dedication and devotion towards our tradition and our glorious past.
Her infinite contributions, vitalize the society and creates a cognizance towards preserving what our generations gave us and creates a loop which takes the Heritage from past to the present, towards the coming future.
She continues to create Heritage awareness through her website www.theheritagetourism.com which encourages protection, conservation and preservation of heritage and propagation of heritage tourism.
Our Heritage, Our Mother Land
The Place where we Live , we preserve
Its time we must protect and conserve
Our Heritage , Our Culture
Which People entice , cause they belong
Our Heritage , Our Vibrant Moods
The Colours of Scarlet Dusk and Dawn
Our Heritage , The nonchalant melody
The unsung song and the broken string
Its time we make it a rhythm
and dance along
Our Heritage , Our Splendid History
The Heroic stories of Rulers and Dynasty
Let's learn to be brave and live strong
Our Heritage , A thousand years old
Its all about the remains of yesteryear ,
Time by gone, forgotten
and damaged for long
But I believe that Our Heritage ,
is still alive
If only we
Conserve Preserve and Protect
It shall hold with it, the Glory of the Past
blend with the new
and remain fresh and prolong
Let's look at our Heritage,
with open arms
Hear the bells ringing
and follow the flute sound
A Thousand years old pillars,
standing so strong
Temples of Bramha, Vishnu, Mahesh
worshipped for so long
The silent flow of the river
and the resonance of waterfall
The Mountain high,
The Village nearby
Let's hear the soothing call
The Fort with unsolved mystery
and every place with significant history
Let's walk the spectacular path
of Tourism and Live
The Beautiful Heritage
THE HERITAGE TOURISM
© Dr. Sushma Ahuja