Maintaining Old Buildings

by karishma
(India)

Many old buildings protected by law are part of a nation’s history. Some people think they should be knocked down and replaced by new ones.

How important is it to maintain old buildings? Should history stand in the way of progress?


Countries all over the world have antique buildings.It depicts the culture and heritage of the nation. Few people are of the view that these buildings should be demolished and its space should be used for educational institutes for the development of the nation.

The historical building gives an insight about our civilization. For example the Indus Valley civilization explains the manner in which small towns started developing. The palaces takes us back in time showing the monarchy system of functioning. Moreover it projects the importance of education during the mediual times. For example the takshashila University in India. It brings to our knowledge that the origin of all languages is Sanskruit. These historical sights are also very beneficial for the archaeological surveys. The Dhola Vira is an perfect example for rain water harvesting. The prehistoric constructions also helps in increasing the national income of the nation by attracting tourists. People from all over the world comes to visit the Taj Mahal. It show the immense love of Shah Jahan for his wife wife Mumtaz Mahal.

The culture and the tradition provides and identification to the nation. It is passed from generation to generation. History does not stand in the progress of the nation as it depicts what we had in the past and few of them are worth preserving.

To conclude the prehistoric building should be funded by the government to preserve our cultural heritage as it is the base of our origin. These buildings do not hinder the progress of the nation.

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