I being a Historian could relate the heritage to the times to the past. I could visualize the battles fought at the forts and the victories of the Kings. The faith of the people in their deity and the culture and tradition followed within.
I looked around and realized, the place where I live, my city has so much of its own heritage which is calling the present and is asking it to protect the past, protect the valuable heritage. Hadoti has a grand heritage if only we take out time from our busy lives and look at the beauty of it. There are historians who know about the past and present and cherish the place they live in however, I wanted to see each and every person living in Hadoti to look our tradition, our culture, our values and our heritage with respect and express their willingness to protect and preserve it. I wanted to bring in this change, a positive change.
There are museum but how many of us have visited the Museum of our city and came out of the museum discussing the greatness of our past. How many of us have been to age old ruined temples and forts and not just clicked photographs but lived in the times of the past. How many of us have seen the old coins, vessels and other utensils gained from excavations and not just appreciated them but visualized how our heritage would have been.
This was the time when I decided to take a big step, this was my dream and I wanted to turn it into reality. They say a change is always good; I wanted to bring a change in the way people look at our culture. I started working towards the conservation, protection and preservation of our heritage. This was not easy, and brought forward several challenges, but I knew that this shall prove to be a golden step towards our Heritage.
Let's start a new life. The first step is always the difficult one, but once you have the optimism within you, no one can stop you then. I then organised several Heritage walks, photographic exhibitions of our tradition, created Heritage awareness among students and society with museum, forts, temples visits and made efforts to protect the ruins of the past and bring forward the glorious heritage. Today, when I look back, I realize had I not taken this step, today, within me I would have felt sad to see the greatness of our heritage, which was once almost in ruins and needed protection, is now non-existent. I look forward and realize there’s a lot more that needs to be done but I am happy to know that there is a hope that we shall protect our Heritage and value its greatness.
I wish all of us bring a change, a positive change which signifies goodness and happiness for you and your heritage.