Friends of ASI

A platform for positive and constructive discussion on ways of looking at history, architecture, archaeology, and conservation

Calendar July-Dec 2012

Calendar for meetings over the next six months.
All meetings are proposed to be held at the Begumpur Mosque Site.
All members are requested to:
1. Please get back on whether they will be able to attend the meeting or not, a week before the projected date.
2. Please indicate the areas in which they can help out in the projected schedule.
6th July Friday: Plantation of local species of fruit trees around mosque in identified areas by Friends of ASI/ village reps (ASI to make preliminary arrangements such as preparing the land, clearing malba); provision of saplings by ASI Horticulture Department. (MEETING POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS)
18th August Saturday: Public Consultation with villagers, stakeholders, Friends, on Proposed Byelaws for Begumpur prepared by  INTACH/ NMA (NMA and INTACH to participate and partner on this effort, Divay Gupta, INTACH, Meera Dass, NMA to coordinate with FrASI for this and provide necessary documents etc.).
17th November Saturday: Inauguration of Heritage Week consisting of painting workshop (conducted by Rupendra Guha Majumdar); showcasing of efforts on practical issues of habitat, environment, women’s employment (proposed in partnership with Hope Foundation, Chintan, CSE and carried out over July-Nov), Dastangoi by Mahood Farooqui, SPA Conservation Students presentation on term assignments on Begumpur, etc.
28 December Friday: Public Consultation with Villagers/stakeholders and feedback on efforts so far.
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