INTACH - Shekhawati Chapter
A non-profit membership organization dedicated to the conservation and preservation of Shekhawati’s cultural and built heritage.
Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) is a nationwide, non profit organisation. It was set up in 1984 to protect and conserve India’s vast heritage.
INTACH is primarily a membership organization comprising members in all parts of the country.
INTACH has chapters across the whole country which are clubbed under five zones: North, South, East,West and Central. Each Chapter is headed by a Convenor assisted by a Co-Convenor and at least 25 Members.
Shekhawati is a region located in the North -Est part of the state of Rajasthan (India). In this region, unique wall paintings adorn in profusion the buildings constructed by the Marwaris , the influential business community. Havelis, temples, wells, cenotaphs ..., all are entirely covered with frescoes.
Mr. Ramesh C. Jangid initiated the Shekhawati Chapter with INTACH in August 2004 to strengthen the actions for heritage conservation he had started in his native area as early as 1993 through the association “Les Amis du Shekhawati” – “The Friends of Shekhawati”. The chapter is attached to the Western zone.
Shekhawati Chapter is a member of IHCN ( Indian Historical Cities Network) launched by UNESCO.
The headoffice of Shekhawati chapter is situated in Nawalgarh, at Apani Dhani Ecolodge.
Shekhawati chapter awarded
for its work in the field of Heritage Conservation
by INTACH - Rajasthan
presided by Maharaja Gaj Singh ji.
Shekhawati Chapter awarded
for its dedication and commitment to the organisation of
the All India contest "My City My History"
by Fox History Channel.