Hyderabad: On the occasion of completion of 425 years of Hyderabad cit, an exhibition containing more than 100 rare photographs of Charminar was inaugurated at Urdu Hall Himayat Nagar yesterday. It was organized by Deccan Heritage Trust and INTACH. Mr. M. Veda Kumar, Chairman, Telangana Resource Center and Ms. Anuradha Reddy, member of the Governing Council of INTACH visited the exhibition .
Mr. Safiullah Baig, of Deccan Heritage Trust explained the objective of this exhibition. He further told that in all the four parts of Charminar, pigeon, parrot, peacock and the palm of Alam Mubarak have been erected which no one has seen so far. He told that there is a need to create awareness about this largest historic monument of the world. He hoped that after seeing this exhibition, people would be eager to visit Charminar.
Ms. Anuradha Reddy told that Sultan Mohammed Quli constructed Charminar in order to overcome the congested population of Golconda, laid down the foundation of the new city of Hyderabad and in its center, he got Charminar constructed. He spent Rs. 9 lakh for the construction of this monument. Even after 425 years, it attracts the tourists. Mr. M. Veda Kumar supported the proposal of Deccan Heritage Trust to request the Govt. to issue postal stamp on Charminar.