Hyderabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the people of Telangana as the Unesco declared the ancient Ramappa temple in Mulugu district as a world heritage site on Sunday.
Modi tweeted, “Excellent! Congratulations to everyone, especially the people of Telangana. The iconic Ramappa temple showcases the outstanding craftsmanship of the great Kakatiya dynasty. I would urge you all to visit this majestic temple complex and get a first-hand experience of its grandness”.
Union home minister Amit Shah too expressed his happiness over the temple being declared world heritage site by the Unesco. “This iconic temple is a fine example of great Indian engineering skill and craftsmanship. This is a proud moment for the country,” he said.
Union minister of culture, tourism and development G Kishan Reddy thanked the Prime Minister for his guidance and support as the Unesco conferred the world heritage status to Rudreswara Temple, (also known as the Ramappa Temple) at Palampet, Mulugu district, near Warangal.
The minister also took the opportunity to thank the Prime Minister on behalf of the nation, particularly the people of Telangana. “It gives me immense pleasure to share that Unesco has conferred the world heritage inscription to Ramappa temple. On behalf of the nation, particularly the people of Telangana, I express my thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his guidance and support,” tweeted Kishan Reddy.
The Minister also took the opportunity to congratulate the entire team of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and also thanked the ministry of external affairs.
Kishan Reddy also observed that owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the meeting of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) of Unesco could not be conducted in 2020 and the nominations for 2020 and 2021 were discussed in a series of online meetings that were currently underway. The discussion on Ramappa Temple took place on Sunday, July 25.
Telangana IT and MA&UD minister KT Rama Rao also expressed happiness over the announcement of the historical site of Ramappa Temple in the world heritage list by the Unesco. He tweeted, “Happy to hear the good news that the 800-year-old Kakatiya Rudreshwara (Ramappa) temple in Telangana has been inscribed as a Unesco world heritage site. This is the first world heritage site in Telangana. Next aim is to get world heritage city status for our capital city Hyderabad.”
BJP state president and MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar and other leaders of BJP also expressed happiness over the announcement of Ramappa temple as a world heritage site by the Unesco. They thanked Narendra Modi and Kishan Reddy for their efforts to get the world heritage status to Ramappa temple....