Wednesday, 30/03/2022 15:31 (GMT+7)
A ceremony to celebrate the 50th founding anniversary of the Vietnam-India diplomatic relations (January 7, 1972 – 2022) and review five years of the two governments’ joint work to renovate the My Son World Cultural Heritage Site in the central province of Quang Nam has taken place at the site.
Restoration of tower body belonging to tower group A (Source: VNA)
Director of the Management Board of the site Phan Ho said the renovation project has made significant results in the conservation of the Group K, H, and A tower-temples.
During the process, Vietnamese and Indian experts discovered a monolithic lingam-yoni, which was recognised by the Prime Minister as a national treasure.
According to Vice Chairman of the Quang Nam People’s Committee Tran Van Tan, the renovation, funded by the Indian Government, has contributed to tightening solidarity and friendship between the two countries as well as between Quang Nam, the Indian Embassy in Vietnam, and other partners.
VNA cited the saying of the Vice Chairman that the province will continue working with the embassy to complete the project and implement other heritage conservation activities. The local authorities have agreed to extend the implementation of the My Son project by one year.
Indian Ambassador to Vietnam Pranay Verma said restoration process has brought vitality to the Vietnam-India relationship in contribution to imparting knowledge about ancient civilisations to the young generation.
He expressed his wish to see more relic renovation projects jointly carried out by Vietnam and India, considering them an important part in the nations’ relations./.