In connection with celebrations of “World Heritage Week-2022” being held from 19th to 25th November 2022, a grand inaugural function was held in the premises of SSM College of Engineering. The aim of celebrating this day is to spread awareness about the cultural heritage and diversity on the planet. Since 1983, the International Council on Monuments and Sites has set a theme around which events are centered on the day. The theme for World Heritage Day 2022 is "Heritage and Climate".
The function was organized by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) Srinagar Circle in collaboration with SSM College of Engineering. On this occasion “Heritage Walk” to the site of Ancient Stupa, Chaitya and Monastery at Parihaspora was arranged from college premises to the ancient site in which officers of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) namely Er. Fayaz Ahmad, Archaeological Engineer, Er. Gowhar Ahmad Khan, Archaeological Engineer, Junaid Ahmad Khan Conservation Assistant and Farhat Ahmad Shah, Conservation Assistant and officers of the College Registrar, Principal SSMPTC, Director (Research and Academics), Chief Administrative Officer and HOD Civil Engineering Department, faculty members and students from various Department also participated.
On this occasion, ASI Srinagar Circle organized a Photo Exhibition near the site of Parihaspora Monuments to highlight the cultural wealth of Jammu and Kashmir as well as glory of World Heritage Sites in India.
The celebrations of World Heritage Week are aimed to create general awareness among the masses particularly younger generations/students. Addressing the students Er. Fayaz Ahmad, Archaeological Engineer, ASI Srinagar Circle stressed upon the students to take keen interest in rich heritage and its preservation by engaging themselves in Project formulation viz-a-viz pavements, landscaping etc at the heritage sites, for which ASI Srinagar Circle will provide full support.