“We will be collaborating with India’s most-respected Heritage & Conservation Architect Ms Abha Narain Lambah for this project. Through our MOU with the Government of Jammu & Kashmir, I am pleased to formalize JSW Foundation’s commitment to restoring the breathtaking beauty of these gardens,” said Sangita Jindal, Chairperson of JSW Foundation
According to the MOU, JSW Foundation shall extend Technical & Financial support towards Conservation, Restoration and Maintenance of the Mughal Gardens of Shalimar Bagh and Nishat Bagh in Kashmir. The Government of Jammu & Kashmir will provide assistance and funding for the project through support resources and other infrastructure.
The six imperial gardens of Kashmir are proposed to be Nominated to UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Among them, the gardens of Shalimar Bagh and Nishat Bagh, (1619-1635 CE), built during the reigns of Emperor Jahangir and Shahjahan, epitomize the mastery of Mughal gardeners and engineers.