Published on: September 27, 2023

“Our Monument: Our Heritage, Our Identity, Our Pride”

“Our Monument: Our Heritage, Our Identity, Our Pride”

Why in news? Chief Minister Siddaramaiah inaugurated “Our Monument: Our Heritage, Our Identity, Our Pride” campaign.


  • Campaign was organised by the Tourism and Archaeology, Museums and Heritage Department
  • With more than 800 protected monuments in the State, 280 monuments have been identified for the project.
  • Namma Smaraka, digital platform by the departments of Tourism, and Archaeology, Museums and Heritage, helps companies and individuals to adopt a heritage site for maintenance and protection .

What is the main aim of the project?

  • It aims to attract private sector towards conservation of monuments and develop them into tourism sites.
  • Scheme will expand state’s tourism industry, national pride in its culture and prosper the financial sector.
  • Various organisations signed MoUs for adopting sites, with Brigade Foundation signing up for renovation of Venkatappa Art Gallery in Bengaluru.


  • At central level, ‘Adopt a Heritage 2.0’ programme seeks to foster collaboration with corporate stakeholders to contribute in preserving the historical monuments for upcoming generations