x-archaeologists honoured for their contributionDehradun, March 22
On the 150th anniversary of the Archaeological Survey of India, Governor Margaret Alva today honoured former archaeologists Dr Rakashpal Singh, DP Puri, RR Jaiswal, RK Gangahar, RS Panwar and LP Thapliyal for their valuable contribution made in the field of archaeology.
Dr Rakashpal Singh, who joined the ASI in 1965, was instrumental in preserving the temples in Angkor Wat and group of temples in Cambodia. It was due to his efforts that UNESCO finally listed Angkor Wat the world heritage site.
DD Puri was also honoured for his contributions in the field of archaeology, RR Jaiswal, chemical analyst who retired in 1989, also made invaluable contribution in the preservation of paintings at the Ajanta caves in Maharashtra.
RS Panwar, who retired from the ASI in 1990, was also honoured for his contribution in restoration work carried out in Afghanistan.