While inaugurating a new building of the Archaeological Survey of India on Thursday afternoon, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had raised the issue of how it was not appropriate to allow visitors to click pictures at monument sites. Within hours after that the government has modified it's earlier orders.
Visitors can now click pictures at their favourite heritage sites and even inside monuments.
All centrally protected monuments and sites except the Taj Mahal in Agra, Ajanta Ellora Caves in Maharashtra and the Leh Palace will fall in this category.
The order issued after consultation with ASI was issued on Thursday evening within hours of PM's mention.
Union Culture Minister Dr. Mahesh Sharma welcomes it. Dr. Sharma tells Republic TV, "Its a wonderful initiative taken upon the guidance of our PM. It certainly will mean a lot of delight for the visitors who can now carry a piece of history with them on their phones. India has a huge heritage history to be proud of. We have taken the step in the quickest possible time and modified the order in hours."
So the next time you go to your favourite heritage site or monument don't forget to capture it on your phone/camera and proudly show off your historical moments.