Delhi’s five most-visited monuments illuminated to express solidarity towards corona warriors

On Archaeological Survey of India’s (ASI) direction, monuments such as the Red Fort, Qutab Minar, Purana Qila, Humayun’s Tomb, and Safdarjung’s Tomb were illuminated

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On the occasion of World Heritage Day, five of the most-visited monuments in Delhi were illuminated in a special manner on 18th April, 2020. 

On Archaeological Survey of India’s (ASI) direction, prominent monuments such as the Red Fort, Qutab Minar, Purana Qila, Humayun’s Tomb, and Safdarjung’s Tomb, which are being lit up daily, were illuminated in a special manner. These monuments were illuminated with candles and diyas to mark World Heritage Day as well to honour the valuable contribution of the ‘corona warriors.’

ASI Delhi Circle also organized diya lighting ceremony at Red Fort and candle lighting ceremony at Qutub Minar and Humayun’s Tomb to express solidarity with all corona warriors like sanitation workers, police officers, doctors, and civil administration, the ASI stated.

As per reports, at Humayun's Tomb, the ASI lit 41 candles to symbolize the 41 days of lockdown period.  Besides, the ASI India has also decided to organise online pledge taking ceremonies, in which school students will be administered oath online. As per this programme, the students will read a pledge to safeguard and respect the monuments and their heritage.

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