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Heritage lovers celebrate Valentine s Day with Patna Collectorate to raise awareness

Choosing a novel way to draw attention to the plight of the city s crumbling heritage, a group of residents celebrated Valentine s Day by hugging pillars of the centuries-old Patna Collectorate, which is facing demolition. Among those who chose to spend a date with the centuries-old Collectorate on Friday included a US-educated lawyer, a young poet and a few other residents of the city. It is sad that a historic building like Patna Collectorate is facing demolition, said Kumar Shanu, a lawyer at the Patna High Court. We wanted to highlight the issue and so chose to spend time with the collectorate. We should celebrate our heritage and not demolish it. All world-class cities preserve their built heritage while building new things. As youth we must come forward to protect our legacy, he said. Shanu, 26, who returned to India late last year after completing his masters in law from the prestigious Tufts University in the US, said he was in the neighbouring town of Barh for some work,


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