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30 August, 2015 00:00 00 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 30 August, 2015 01:47:21 AM
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Govt to preserve historic religious places: Minister

BSS

Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor yesterday said the government would renovate and preserve the historic places of religious worships for highlighting the county's past heritage before the new generation, reports BSS.
"We will take initiative to renovate and preserve past heritage of Armenian Church and adjacent graveyard at Armanitola in the old part of the city where once Armenian community used to reside," he told reporters after visiting the Armenian Church at Armenian street in the capital.The cultural affairs minister said
initiative has already been taken to renovate the church.
"Cultural ministry will provide assistance for renovation of the church though it is under the archeology department," Noor observed. Chief of the church Armen Arslanian Warden and caretaker of the church, Shankar Bosh, accompanied the minister during the visit.
The Armenian Church was established in 1781, but this area had been used as graveyard of Armenian people from long time ago, Bosh told the news agency.
The church is about 750 feet long having a total of four doors and 27 windows.

 

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