Exhibition to Promote Heritage Inaugurated at Jor Bagh Metro Stations
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in association with the Indian National Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage (INTACH) inaugurated an exhibition named ‘Bagh-e-Jud’ today at the Jor Bagh Metro station. The exhibition displays a collection of unique photographs and information of the heritage sites around Jor Bagh Metro station, especially the late Mughal era, with an objective to promote heritage by taking these subjects to the common man / commuters.
The exhibition ‘Bagh-e-Jud’ is a collection of unique photographs depicting the prolific and eventful history of the later Mughal era. It brings to life the monuments and the bustling spaces within the area surrounding Jor Bagh. The exhibition also showcases the significance of the Lodhi Road area which was a part of the estate of the Nawabs of Awadh throughout the later Mughal era. It also displays detailed information on the the Nawabs of Awadh, the second of whom - Safdarjung, is buried in a magnificent tomb at the junction of the Lodhi road.
The exhibition was jointly inaugurated by senior officials from DMRC and INTACH. This exhibition is in continuation with the Delhi Metro’s endeavours to utilize its premises for the promotion of Indian heritage, art and culture. This is the second exhibition curated by INTACH in the Delhi Metro premises previous one being at the Green Park Metro Station last year.
DMRC in recent times have also collaborated with many other institutes/organisations to showcase Indian art, culture, heritage (Indian and World) literature etc. through its stations. This includes tie ups with the Ministry of Textile, Delhi Tourism, India Habitat Centre, Indian Council of Historical Research, the Crafts Museum, National Museum, National Book Trust, Sahitya Akademy as well as independent artists for setting up display panels, art works etc. at the Metro stations across the network. AD/ED (CC)/DMRC