The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has announced to set up of a new circle office in Puri in Odisha, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said.
The Union Education minister who hails from Odisha welcomed the decision of the ASI to establish a new circle office in Puri.
"@ASIGoI’s decision to establish a new Circle headquartered at Puri for better protection and conservation of centrally protected monuments and heritage sites is a welcome one," he tweeted on Wednesday.
Pradhan thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy for the decision.
This is a great step to protect and preserve Odisha' pride, culture and heritage.
"Odisha is a treasure trove of heritage, culture and magnificent architectural marvels. Hon. PM @narendramodi is making dedicated efforts to immortalise our rich cultural heritage and restore our civilisational glory," he also tweeted.
-With PTI Input