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Role of NCF 

 

MoUs  EXECUTED WITH NCF 

Project Completed

MoUS in PIPELINE 

 

MoUS EXECUTED WITH NCF 

Jnana Pravaha Trust (JP Trust) 
The MoU with Jnana Pravaha Trust was signed on 4th January,2000. The Trust aims to promote and preserve the oral traditions and will be setting up a script museum at Varanasi.

Mou with Jnana Pravaha Trust was signed on 14th November, 2007 for the project for the Play of Sanskrit Drama.

Durgapur Children’s Academy of Culture 
An MoU has been signed between NCF and Durgapur Children’s City wherein a training center for performing arts, a children’s art gallery, a museum and an auditorium will be build. 

Kishkindha Trust, Anegundi(Karnatka) 
MoU between NCF and Kishkindha Trust was signed in NGMA, Mumbai on 18th April,2000 for preserving the heritage and encouraging cultural awareness at the village level in the area of architectural heritage, ecological awareness and social enhancement.

Jantar Mantar, New Delhi(Delhi Territory) 
MoU between National Culture Fund, Archaeological Survey of India and Apeejay Surendra Park Hotels Ltd. was signed on 11th October,2000 for conservation, preservation, maintenance, upgradation and beautification of Jantar Mantar, New Delhi.

Indian Oil Corporation and Indian Oil Foundation 
MoU was executed between National Culture Fund, Indian Oil Foundation, Indian Oil Corporation and Archaeological Survey of India on 30th March,2001 for development of one monument in each State in India. In the first phase, the following monuments have been identified for development: Qutub Minar(Delhi), Konark(Orissa), Kanheri Caves(Maharashtra), Hampi (Karnataka) and Khajuraho(Madhrya Pradesh).

Taj Mahal, Agra(Uttar Pradesh) 
MoU between Archaeological Survey of India, National Culture Fund and the Indian Hotels Companies Ltd. (IHCL) was signed on 21st June,2001. The IHCL includes Associate Tata Companies including Tata Sons Ltd. The MoU aims at protecting, promoting, preserving, upgradation and beautifying Taj Mahal, river water treatment development of Mughal Garden and International lighting design to illuminate the monument etc.

Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Pune
MoU was signed between NCF and Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum on April 12, 2002 for preservation and conservation of these artifacts and for construction of a new building.

Jaisalmer Fort, Rajasthan - World Monuments Fund 
An Mou was signed between NCF, ASI and World Monuments Fund on August 13, 2003 for conservation of Jaisalmer Fort, Rajasthan.

Lodhi Tomb, New Delhi
Mou was signed between National Culture Fund and Steel Authority of India Ltd. on 10th January, 2006 for conservation and preservation of Lodhi Tomb, New Delhi.  The work of documentation has been assigned to INTACH.

Bokaro Steel Plant, Jharkhand 
MoU was signed between National Culture Fund, ASI & SAIL - Bokaro Steel Plant on 18th December, 2007 to contribute funds towards the improvement of tourist amenities and gardens at the monuments and sites located in Lauriya Nanadan Garh, Chanki Garh and Rampurwa in West Champaran District of Bihar.

Gol Gumbaz Bijapur 
MoU was signed between NCF, ASI and State Trading Corporation of India Ltd on 22nd February, 2008 by contributing funds to improve tourist amenities and refurbishing of gardens.

Wazirpur Ka Gumbad, Munirka, New Delhi

MoU was signed between ASI, NCF PEC Ltd on 28th March, 2008 for contribute towards its restoration upgradation, maintenance and beautification, together with ASI and NCF.

Hampi Foundation, Karnataka

MoU was signed between ASI, NCF and Hampi Foundation on 12th June, 2008 for contribution towards conservation and restoration of Krishna Temple at Hampi by way of signages and plagues.

Hidimba Devi Temple, Manali

Mou was signed between ASI, NCF and UCO Bank on 15th July, 2008 by contributing funds to improve tourist amenities and refurbishing of gardens in Himdimba Devi Temple.

Alambazar Math, Kolkatta 
Mou between National Culture Fund, Archaeological Survey of India and Alambazar Math, Kolkatta on 14th October, 2008 for conservation and preservation of Alambazar Math.

Tughalqabad Fort

MoU between National Culture Fund, Archaeological Survey of India and GAIL India Ltd. on 13th April, 2009 for renovation and maintenance of Tughalqabad Fort, New Delhi

Nagarik Seva Mandal, Ambernath for conservation of ancient Shiv Temple – The MoU is being signed by circulation. 

M/s. NTPC for conservation and preservation of (a) Group of Monuments, Mandu (MP) (b) Group of Temples, Jageshwar (Uttarakhand) and (c) Archaeological Site, Lalitigiri/Dhauli (Orissa) on 22.02.2009. The NTPC will contribute Rs.5.00 crores for the project over a period of 5 years. 

M/s. Naurus Trust for revitalization of Gardens of Ibrehim Rauza and Gol Gumbaz, Bijapur on 11.12.2009.  

The Memorandum of Co-operation was also signed with ONGC on 18th December, 2009 wherein it has been agreed to jointly collaborate and undertake the Projects for propagation of national heritage and culture over a period of five years.  The ONCG will contribute upto Rs.2.00 crores every financial year for a period of five years.

Project Completed

Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi 
NCF, ASI, Agha Khan Trust for Culture and Oberoi Group of Hotels signed a Memorandum of Understanding in April,1999 for conservation, research documentation, reinstating of water systems like rebuilding channels, ponds, fountains, gardens, illumination, etc. The Agha Khan Trust donated US$ 60,000 to NCF for the Humayun’s Tomb Project. On 14th December,2000, the monument lit up splendidly as if by moonlight. An interpretation center on the history of the Mughals which has been set up at the site and opened to public on the same day. The MoU also envisages the original revival of the Water Works System and restoration of garden at the monument, which is likely to be completed by March,2002.

Shaniwarwada, Pune 
NCF, Pune Municipal Corporation and Archaeological Survey of India signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 22nd January,2001 to enliven the environs and recreate the splendor of the 18th century seat of power of the Marathas under the Peshwas. The Light and Sound programme was inaugurated by the Minister of Tourism and Culture, Government of Maharashtra on 22nd January,2001 in the presence of the Union Minister of Tourism and Culture, Deputy CM, Govt. of Maharashtra and other dignitaries. The Light and Sound show was a culmination of the combined efforts of the ASI, PMC, MTDC under the aegis of the National Culture Fund to recreate the glory of Shaniwarwada which was the power center of the entire nation in the 18th century. The sound effects, background music and the illuminated Hazari Fountain have enlivened the history pertaining to the glorious days of Marathas .

Ramana Maharishi Centre for Learning, Bangalore (Karnataka), (Pt.I)
MoU between NCF and Ramana Maharishi Centre for Learning, Bangalore was signed on 14th March,2001 for providing institutional support to develop and implement projects in partnership with National Culture Fund.  Project completed successfully.

Pardeshi Synagogue Clock Tower, Fort Cochin, Kerala- 
MoU was executed between World Monuments Fund, New York and NCF on 12th November,2001 for conservation of centuries old Cochin Synagogue built in 1568. 

Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Gol Park, Kolkata 
Mou was executed between NCF & Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Gol Park, Kolkata on 22nd March, 2002.

Music of the Mirs - Devahuti Damodar Svaraj Trust (Intangible heritage) 
An MoU was signed between NCF & Devahuti Damodar Swaraj Trust on March 14, 2006 for preservation and development of the music of the Mirs.  The project has been completed successfully.

Ramana Maharishi Centre for Learning, Bangalore (Karnataka), (Pt.II)
MoU between NCF and Ramana Maharishi Centre for Learning, Bangalore was signed on 28th July, 2007 for promotion of awareness in the field of Indian Culture by conducting various cultural activities and also preserving the Karnatic Classical Music by converting it from spool tapes into CDs.  It was successfully completed.

Art & Visual Culture in India (1857-2007)

An MoU was signed among NCF, M/s. Bodhi Art Ltd. Delhi and M/s. Marg Publications, Mumbai on 24th March, 2006 for bringing out a compendium on modern art, entitled Art & Visual Culture in India (1857-2007).  The NCF has received 200 copies of the Book from M/s. Marg Publications, Mumbai.  The Project has been completed.

Music of the Mirs

An MoU was signed between NCF and Devahuti Damodar Swaraj Trust on  March 14, 2006 for preservation and development of the music of the Mirs.  The objective of the Project was to Research and Document Music of Mirs.  The main aim was to record the history and the current socio-economic situation of the Mir community, as well as to document their musical traditions both textually and audio-visually. 

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MoUs IN PIPELINE

1. An MoU is to be entered into among M/s NTPC, ASI and NCF for adoption of the following group of monuments

(i) Group of Monuments, Mandu (MP

(ii) Group of Temples, Jageshwar, (Uttarakhand)

(iii) Archaeological Site, Lalitgiri/or Dhauli (Orissa) for their conservation and preservation

2. Light of Buddhadharma Foundation International India has proposed to make Peace Gardens at Sarnath, Kushinagar, Vaishali, Sravasti, Sanchi, Bodhgaya, Nalanda and Sankashya in collaboration with NCF and ASI.  An MoU is to be entered among M/s Budhhardharma Foundation International India, ASI and NCF.

3. Nagarik Seva Mandal, Ambernath for conservation of ancient Shiv Temple. 

4. M/s. NTPC for conservation and preservation of a group of monuments.

5. M/s. Naurus Trust for revitalization of Gardens of Ibrehim Rauza and Gol Gumbaz, Bijapur.  

6. O.N.G.C. for taking up multi faceted activities pertaining to culture.

 

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