Shekhawati Intach Chapter - Conservation and preservation of Shekhawati’s cultural and built heritage

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About us

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 natural and cultural heritage (

INTACH is primarily a membership organization comprising enthusiastic 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.

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”.

Convener of the chapter

Mr. Ramesh C. Jangid appointed by the INTACH Central office Delhi and Convener since the creation of  the chapter


Mr. Sudeep Goyal, Management Professional of Asha Ka Jharna, a voluntary non-profit organization working for the cause of disability

Mr. Krishan Kumar Sahal, authorized guide for Shekhawati by department of tourism, Rajasthan

Mrs Catherine RIPOU, Co-founder and Vice President of the association "The Friends of Shekhawati"


INTACH strives:

  • To sensitize the public about the pluralistic cultural legacy of India.
  • To instil a sense of social responsibility towards preserving a common heritage.
  • To protect and conserve the natural, built, and living heritage by undertaking necessary actions and measures. 
  • To document unprotected buildings of archaeological, architectural, historical, and aesthetic significance; and cultural resources; as it is the first step towards formulating conservation plans
  • To develop heritage policy and regulations, and make legal interventions to protect our heritage, when necessary.
  • To provide expertise in the field of conservation, restoration and preservation of specific works of art; and to encourage capacity building by developing skills through training programmes.
  • To undertake emergency response measures during natural or man made disasters, and to support local administration wherever heritage is threatened.
  • To foster collaborations, Memorandums of Understanding (MOU’s) and partnerships with government and other national and international agencies. 
  • To generate sponsorships for conservation and educational projects.