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Summary Slide 10: Introduction Indian monuments have a rare and astonishing unique architecture which tell us the story of bygone era. Monuments of India are considered as the real treasure and are preserved with great importance. Behind each monument there is an underlying sense of mystery, intrigue and romance. Five thousand years of Indian History has given us the treasure of thousands of monuments across the country, monuments belonging to Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims and Christians. The monuments of India are not only fairy tales carved out of stones, bricks, and mortar narrating the tales of valor and courage of Indian rulers. The famous monuments of India lure tourist from all over the globe and these can be classified into the monuments of South, North, West and East India. It should mention here that the seventh wonder of the world the Taj Mahal is an Indian Monument. Each and every monuments of India are an architectural feat in itself, they are splendid sample of amazing artistry, creating a sense of deception and romance. A monument is a type of structure either explicitly created to commemorate a person or important event or which has become important to a social group as a part of their remembrance of past events. They are frequently used to improve the appearance of a city or location. India is blessed with number of world heritage monuments showcasing the breathtaking architecture and intricate work. The monuments of India are living testimony which pull us back to that particular era and helps us in exploring the history of India. Slide 11: It is located in the city of Agra, of Uttar Pradesh state on the bank of river the Yamuna. by order of the It was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, Arjumand Banu in between 1631 and 1648 AD with white marble stone Taj Mahal Slide 12: In 1199, Qutub-ud-Din raised the Qutub Minar as a victory tower. Its a red sandstone tower covered with beautiful and striking carvings. Qutub Minar is still the highest stone tower in India. Qutab Minar Slide 13: At the center of New Delhi stands the 42m high India Gate. It represent the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the First World War and bears the names of more than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers killed in the Northwestern Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919. India Gate Slide 14: Mughal Emperor Shahjahan, started construction of the massive fort in 1638 and work was completed in 1648 (10 years). An important landmark in the history of Delhi, The Red Fort or the Lal Quila, is prodigal of Mughal military architecture. This massive edifice in sandstone was built by the fifth Mughal Emperor – Shah Jahan. Enter the Lahori Gate, have a glance of the Chatta Chowk (then called the Meena Bazar), Naubat Khana, Diwan-I-Aam (hall of public audience), Diwan-I-Khas, Shahi Burj (royal tower), Rang Mahal and Moti Maszid. Red Fort Slide 15: An architectural wonder in pink sandstone and white marble, this temple was built by the grace of HDH Pramukh as a wish fulfillment of his mentor Brahmswarup Yogiji Maharaja and Bhagwan Swaminarayan, the fourth successor of the spiritual tradition. This magnificent temple is the testimony of “Swami Narayan Sampradaya.” The temple has Paramhansa Mandapam, a theater, boat ride and a lush garden as its attraction. Akshardham Slide 16: Indian Youth comprising of children in schools have a special duty towards raising awareness and protecting the rich cultural heritage which is a part of the glorious history of our country. The following steps have to be taken into consideration to preserve the monuments Adopting monuments or historical buildings of their neighborhood for conservation as part of a project in Social Science. Creating Awareness regarding the need to protect and preserve the cultural heritage of India. Organizing ‘Heritage Walks’ and ‘Talks’ on the cultural and historical significance of monuments. Organizing seminars, quizzes, skits, exhibitions or street theatre on the importance and protection of the monuments located in their neighborhood. Taking up various community sensitization programs to inculcate a sense of pride among the students, teachers and the community. Summary Slide 17: THE END You do not have the permission to view this presentation. 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