Wednesday, April 30, 2008

ಮೈಸೂರು ಅರಮನೆ - ಹೊಸ ಇತಿಹಾಸ

ಕಳೆದ ವಾರ, ಕಛೇರಿಯ ಕೆಲಸಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಹೈದರಾಬಾದಿಗೆ ಹೋಗಿದ್ದೆ. ಹಿಂದಿರುಗುವಾಗ ಹೈದರಾಬಾದ್ ವಿಮಾನ ನಿಲ್ದಾಣದಲ್ಲಿ ಕಂಡ "ಐತಿಹಾಸಿಕ ಸ್ಮಾರಕ" ಇದು:

ನಾನು ಆಂಧ್ರಪ್ರದೇಶ ಪ್ರವಾಸೋದ್ಯಮಕ್ಕೆ ಬರೆದ ಈ-ಪತ್ರ:
Dear Sir,
Please see the attached photos of one of your displays at Hyderabad Airport taken on 25th April 2008. This is the picture of the world famous Mysore Palace. But shockingly enough, the caption reads "Tipu Sultan's Palace, Mysore"!!!
I had dropped a complaint in the airport complaint/suggession kiosk, but no response till now. For your information, here is a small piece of details about the said palace:
The construction of this palace was started in 1897 to replace the old palace which was destroyed due to fire.
The regent of Mysore at the time, Queen Kempananjammanni Vanivilasa
, commissioned a British architect, Henry Irwin, to build yet another palace in its place. The construction was completed in 1912.
Not that the above piece of history may interest you, but this is just to insist that you please stand corrected and immediately remove or correct the display before many more visitors laugh at us.
That the tourism department which is supposed to guide and enlighten the tourists about our rich cultural heritage, forgets (or ignores) the history of just 95 years, is a matter of shame, more so when it is displayed in such a bold manner in front of the whole world !!!
ಈ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ನಿಮಗೂ ಏನಾದರೂ ಬರೆಯಬೇಕೆನ್ನಿಸಿದರೆ, ಆಂಧ್ರಪ್ರದೇಶ ಪ್ರವಾಸೋದ್ಯಮದ ಈ-ವಿಳಾಸ - ಹೆಚ್ಚೇನೂ ಉಪಯೋಗವಾಗದಿದ್ದರೂ, ದೇಶದ ಸಾಂಸ್ಕೃತಿಕ ಸಂಪತ್ತಿನ ವಿಷಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಬಾಯಿಗೆ ಬಂದದ್ದೆಲ್ಲಾ ಬಡಬಡಿಸ-ಬಾರದೆನ್ನುವ ಸಣ್ಣ ಎಚ್ಚರಿಕೆಯಾದರೂ ಸಂಬಂಧಪಟ್ಟವರಿಗೆ ಬಂದೀತೆನ್ನುವ ಆಶೆ.
ಸೂಚನೆ: ಇದಕ್ಕೂ ಸರಿಯಾದ ಈ-ವಿಳಾಸವೇನಾದರೂ ತಮಗೆ ತಿಳಿದಿದ್ದಲ್ಲಿ ನನ್ನೊಡನೆ ಹಂಚಿಕೊಳ್ಳಿ.