JAMMU OCTOBER 27: International Centre for Cross- Cultural Research and Human Resource Management (ICccR & HRM) on Wednesday organized Cultural Heritage Walk to Mubarak Mandi Complex for the students of MBA: International Business (MBA-IB), Semester I and III.

Kirpal Singh, Curator, Dogra Art Museum, Mubarak Mandi, guided the students and faculty members through the walk to the interiors of Mubarak Mandi buildings complex and shared with the students the archaeological and historical significance of the rich Dogra Culture, dating back to 1824. He also shared inputs with regards to the “Dev Dynasty” and “Lahore Darbar”.

Singh enrouted the students to the several courtyards, buildings within the Palace such as the Darbar Hall Complex, the Pink Palace, Royal Courts buildings, Gol Ghar Complex, Nawa Mahal, Rani Charak Palace, Hawa Mahal, the Toshakhana Palace, Sheesh Mahal and Hawa Mahal. He further advised the students to become the ambassadors of their own culture and heritage and respect the legacy of our ancestors.

The students also visited Dogra Art Museum within the ‘Pink Hall’ where they were acquainted with the rich heritage collection of old miniature paintings and other artifacts of historical significance depicting the richness of Dogra culture in Jammu region. The miniatures belong to Kangra, Jammu and the Basholi art schools. The Pink Hall owes its name to the pink plastered walls of the Palace section. The students appreciated the scenic beauty of the River Tawi as seen from the varied spots of Mubarak Mandi.

Professor Neelu Rohmetra, Director of International Centre for Cross Cultural Research and Human Resource Management (ICccR & HRM) and other faculty members accompanied the students for the visit. While interacting with students on spot Prof. Rohmetra said that cultural and heritage orientation is one of the major initiatives of ICccR and HRM to train students to blend business with social, historical and indigenous perspectives.

Later the students walked from Panjtirthi, Mubarak Mandi to Jain Bazar through the narrow lanes and old streets of ‘Pacci Dhaki’ and ‘Jullaka Mohalla’ to capture the glimpse of the lifestyle and the terrain of old Jammu city.

Bhanu Pratap, faculty member of International Centre for Cross- Cultural Research and Human Resource Management (ICccR & HRM) coordinated the Visit.