Mysore has a large number of heritage structures which need to be preserved and the Government will take necessary steps to preserve them for future generations, said Kannada and Culture Minister Umashree here this morning.

She was speaking after flagging off the two kilometre-long Route-1 of Heritage Walk from the Town Hall premises in which more that 100 students of Mahajana Tourism College, Teresian College and heritage enthusiasts took part.

Interestingly, the response for the same was quite poor as on earlier occassions more than 500 people used to take part in the Heritage Walk and many participants attributed poor attendance to poor organisation.

After being flagged off from Town Hall, participants passed through Clock Tower, Chamarajendra Circle, K.R. Circle, Sayyaji Rao Road and culminated at the Irwin Road junction where heritage buildings of MMC&RI, K.R. Hospital, Government Ayurveda College and the Central Library are located.

Director of the Department of Women and Child Welfare Guruneeth Tej, Commissioner of Archeology and Museums Dr. C.G. Betsurmath, Chamaraja MLA Vasu, Retd. Archeology Professor Rangaraju, Retd. Deputy Director of the Department of Archeology and Museums H.D. Gayathri, Director of Mahajana Tourism College Nagapathi and others took part in the Heritage Walk.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore