Topics Covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
Adarsh Smarak Scheme:
Monuments at Nagarjunakonda, Budhhist remains at Salihundam and Veerabhadra Temple at Lepakshi are identified as ‘Adarsh Smarak’ in Andhra Pradesh for providing additional facilities.
About the Adarsh Smarak scheme:
- Launched in 2014 for providing improved visitor amenities, especially for the physically challenged.
- Implemented by the Ministry of Culture.
- The civic amenities are being augmented at the protected sites under the scheme.
- Archaeological Survey of India had identified 100 monuments as “Adarsh Smarak” for upgradation.
Objectives of the Scheme:
- To make the monument visitor friendly.
- To provide interpretation and audio-video centers.
- To make the monument accessible to differently-abled people.
- To implement Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Have a brief overview of 100 Adarsh Smaraks here: pib.gov.in
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- About the scheme.
- Sites selected under the scheme.
- About ASI.
Discuss the significance of the scheme.
Sources: the Hindu.