THANJAVUR: The historic ‘Big temple’ at Thanjavur will be made plastic-free by banning use of plastics soon said W. V. S.Narasimhan, deputy superintending archaeologist, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Chennai circle, here on Monday.
Inaugurating the cleaning programme under Swaachh Bharath by students at the temple, Narasimhan said that monuments under the control of ASI were being maintained clean and from September 16 to September 30, a systematic cleaning programme is taken up every year in these monuments. On Tuesday, painting competition will be held to create awareness about preserving our monuments and keep them clean for students at Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Ranjankudikottai and Darasuram.
The ASI is expecting funds from the Central government to take up conservation works at Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Valikandapuram, Ranjankudikottai, Narasimhan said.
Students of Sri AVVM Pushpam College and members of voluntary organisations took part in the cleaning programme today....