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Corporate Social Responsibility

Diwanji Ni Haveli

‘Creativity elevates The Human Spirit’

‘City Heritage Centre’ a non-profit organization is an expression of this passion for creativity. In 2006 our Architect Kamal Mangaldas led us to the ‘Heritage walk of Ahmedabad’. The Heritage walk ended with spontaneous acquisition of the Beautiful ‘Diwanji Ni Haveli’, A 250 years old traditional wooden haveli. This magnificent Heritage wooden ‘haveli’s origin traces back to Ahmedabad’s Mughal Era. The architecture, intricate wooden carving, lime stucco and stonework epitomize the splendor of our Culture and Traditions.

This structure then in dilapidated state was declared unsafe and fit to be pulled down by the local authority. The restoration of this wooden Haveli amidst scarce workforce coupled with complex grass root situations in the walled city of Ahmedabad turned out to be a path-changing event. The opportunity to witness the several problems our heritage inner cities are facing, and inspiration to solve a problem concerning us all ‘Loosing Our Heritage ’.

After restoration of ‘Diwanji Ni haveli’ , we setup A Community-based resource centre. City Heritage Centre helps the Community in preserving, sustaining and promoting their Architectural and Cultural Heritage. ‘A Single Window Solution’ for restoration expertise, assistance in legal and financial resources as well as to draw up economic sustainability plans for their revitalized Heritage.
City Heritage Center’s other initiatives are awareness creation; provide education and training for capacity building.

For more visit : cityhc.org

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