Trust planned for conservation of Mudumal Menhirs
- Sundeep Makthala speeds up efforts to get Unesco World Heritage Site tag for Niluvuralla
- Decision to form Trust comes up after representation to Union Minister Kishan Reddy
- Meet planned to discuss the issue in detail very soon
Hyderabad, August 26, 2021: Inspired by the idea of Kakatiya Heritage Trust that worked relentlessly to get Unesco World Heritage Site tag for the 12th century, Ramappa Temple, Sundeep Makthala has planned to float a Trust which will work for the preservation of 3000-year old menhirs site at Mudumal in Narayapet district and accordingly make efforts to get UNESCO WHS tag for the ancient archaeological site. The decision to form a Trust comes after a Sundeep Makthala delegation took up the issue of conservation of the site with Union Minister for Culture G Kishan Reddy recently and was asked by the Minister to come up with a dossier documenting the historical and other aspects of the ancient site.
Accordingly, TITA Global President Sundeep Kumar Makthala met Prof Panduranga Rao one of the founding members of the Kakatiya Heritage Trust and discussed the process and efforts involved in getting UNESCO tag to the Kakatiya-era temple so that a similar process can be followed in getting UNESCO recognition to the ancient heritage site in Mudumal in Narayanpet district. Sundeep Makthala also examined the KHT dossier drafted for the Ramappa Temple.
Prof Rao played a crucial role in getting the heritage tag to Ramappa temple. He represented the case of an ancient temple with UNESCO officials at its headquarters in Paris and put forward a proposal to include the site in the UNESCO WHS list.
Sundeep Makthala said that recognizing the efforts of KHT, we came up with the idea of forming a Trust to take up the cause of getting heritage tag for Mudumal menhirs. He said that more such talks will be held with KHT members to further the Association’s cause.
Appreciating the efforts of the TITA chief, Prof Rao said that he will visit the Mudumal site and study the place. He also promised to help the new Trust in drafting of the dossier on the ancient site and make efforts to ensure the Mudumal site gets UNESCO tag for its heritage value. (Maxim News)