A visiting French delegation agreed to help UT control the sale of contraband heirloom furniture in France. In a letter to VP Singh Badnore, administrator of UT, Ajay Jagga, member of the Heritage Objects Protection Cell, Chandigarh, said he had had a detailed meeting on the issue of movable heritage objects such as furniture, manhole covers and lighting with the French delegation including Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens, director of the French Institute and advisor for cooperation and cultural affairs, and Isabelle Vierget-Rias, cultural attaché, French Embassy.
The French delegation offered its help to preserve the heritage and stop the sale of contraband furniture in France, he said. It was proposed to have a joint body of India and France with the aim of preserving and saving the city’s heritage and bringing it back to Chandigarh, he said. – TNS