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Gulmit Durwoza
Gulmit Durwoza

Gulmit Durwoza-A fading historical symbol

Gulmit Durwoza

Gulmit Durwoza

By Didar Ali

Buildings of today are material evidences for future generations to find their roots, no matter how small in structure or poor in design they are. One cannot abandon such evidences from the past, especially in the contemporary era nations are fast losing material evidences, which means losing nation’s heritage, historical evidences and cultural identity.

Gulmit Durwoza

Gulmit Durwoza

The historical Gulmit Durwoza is one of a kind. The locals of Gulmit village have built this beautiful Durwoza in early 60’s with rare construction and building facilities. They carried stones on their back, walked for a mile to bring the materials to the construction site. They were determent, that’s why they have built state of the art Durwoza in Gulmit village.

Unfortunately, the so called educated youth of the area have found this historical site insignificant or hogwash, as youth of the area are trying hard, dreaming day and night,  that “how to get quickly &  filthy rich” rather how to become a responsible resident.

The historical site is in bad shape nowadays; crumbling hastily, which needs great care on emergency ground.  If locals of the area continued being ignoramus towards the site, then it will not take too long to lose the last foundation stone.

Gulmit Durwoza

Gulmit Durwoza

Apart from every criticism, complains and grumbles it’s high time to preserve the vanishing historical site of Gulmit, for that the slumbering souls of Gulmit have to come together and take some necessary steps on initial ground. For the renovation of Gulmit Durwoza, residents of Gulmit village can use the phenomena of Community Based Conservation, which will help the local to come together collect required funds and to meet necessary expenses of renovation. For the high quality stones, locals of the area have to play their part voluntarily.

Didar has a passion to write about arts, culture, philosophy, politics, technology and tourism. He is also a cultural and social critic. He blogs at OINOMANCY. He can be reached at alee_st@yahoo.com

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