Australia cooperates and connects with India across a myriad of issues and forums. Spectacular events, such as Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi being feted in front of a crowd of some 50,000 at the fourth Australia-India cricket test in Ahmedabad, typically capture the headlines. Yet, the more nuanced cross-exchanges of ideas and principles also flourish and point to the fostering of meaningful and deepening relationships between the two nations.
On AusHeritage’s recent mission to India, an MoU was signed between AusHeritage and PDCOR Ltd to work on preparing a road map for preserving the UNESCO World Heritage city Jaipur. It provides the framework for this well-established network of Australian heritage practitioners to provide their expertise and advice for the locally-led development and management of a special area heritage plan for the capital of Rajasthan, the globally celebrated ‘Pink City’. This MoU testifies to the role built heritage plays in Australia and India’s cultural diplomacy programs.
The MoU was signed on the side line of a workshop with AusHeritage organised by the Jaipur Development Authority, Nagar Nigam Jaipur (Heritage), Jaipur Smart City Limited, and facilitated by PDCOR Limited. The MoU on heritage cooperation was signed by the Chairman of AusHeritage, Vinod Daniel, and CEO of PDCOR, Dileep Kumar Chingapurath. Mr. Vijay Singh Shekhawat, Director (Trade & Investments), Austrade was present.
The MoU also received extensive press coverage, some of which can be found here:
Find the complete press release here: http://mail.pdcor.com/Press-Note.pdf