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HARTs Charter

 

HARTs will identify people in their areas who are lovers of heritage and who are interested in preserving heritage buildings, monuments, and natural and ecologically sensitive areas as well as intangible assets in rural and tribal areas.

HARTs will identify institutions and organisations in their area which are already working in heritage preservation or collection and documentation of archival materials and send information about them to ITRHD headquarters.

HARTs will collate information about heritage sites in the rural areas in their locale, such data can be obtained through newspapers, magazines, and books as well as by interacting with archaeologists and historians of the area.

HARTs will compile information about conservation architects and other relevant professionals working or residing in their area and will maintain close liaison with the local authorities of the Archaeological Survey of India and other NGOs working in this area.

HARTs will visit schools and colleges to encourage awareness of the importance of heritage and the reasons for heritage preservation, organize heritage awareness talks in their area, and develop youth groups for rural heritage in their locales.

HARTs will identify heritage sites in their area which have potential for project development.

HARTs must be proactive in preventing and opposing the destruction or misuse of heritage sites, manuscripts, buildings of archaeological significance, and in bringing such matters to the notice of the District authorities.

HARTs will be the eyes and ears of the Trust in Heritage matters in general and rural heritage in particular. They should also identify people and institutions in their area which might fund Trust projects.

HARTs must themselves be persons of impeccable integrity and uphold the highest standards of conduct at all times, as they are the Ambassadors of the Trust.

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