People line up to save the Sultan’s Palace in Patna

The chorus to save the century-old sultan’s palace in Patna intensified with many people on Wednesday protesting online against the Bihar government’s decision to demolish the historic landmark to build a five-star hotel. The call on Twitter was made by a few netizens and by evening tweets asking not to demolish the iconic building began to appear. a large number of tweets were posted, all with a common hashtag – #SaveSultanPalace.

From small towns in Bihar to big cities like Delhi and Kolkata, people joined in raising their voices against the government’s decision and many tagged Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s official account and asked him not to dismantle the government. palace. “Dear CM @NitishKumar Ji, kindly, the historic place should not be demolished…Hope you close the demolition process. #SaveSultanPalace,” user @Ramholkar_ wrote on Twitter.

He also asked people to “question the process of demolishing historic buildings”. Another user @Sahilrazvii wrote in Hindi: “A handful of historical buildings remained in Patna. The Sultan’s Palace is one of them and is a rare specimen of mixed architecture. The government decided to demolish it to turn it into a five-star hotel. On this decision, historians and members of civil society want to vehemently oppose it.

A large number of users who joined the trend also posted photos of the Sultan’s Palace. Recently, historians, conservationists and ordinary citizens of the country had vehemently opposed the move and called on the government to preserve and restore the “architectural icon” and not tear down a real ” pride of Patna”.

The Sultan’s Palace, located on the historic Gardiner Road (now Beer Chand Patel Road) near the R-Block district, was built in 1922 by legendary Patna lawyer Sir Sultan Ahmed, who also briefly served as a judge at the High Court of Patna and as the first Indian Vice-Chancellor of the University of Patna from 1923 to 1930. Many citizens’ initiatives present on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, such as Lost Muslim Heritage of Bihar, HeritageTimes, Pedal4Planet him also lent their support and called for the palace to be saved for posterity.

“5 star hotel!!! iconic landmark listed by Bihar government itself, also a perfect candidate for “Heritage grade hotel in the capital” What’s stopping YOU from fulfilling a dream???, While you already wanted it before… , and shared a report on the protest the move is facing from many sides.Many other users also tweeted that “the decision to demolish the Sultan’s Palace is beyond comprehension”. Some of them suggested replicating the Rajasthani heritage hotel concept in Patna and using the land available in the palace campus to build a hotel.

User @Athar09323952 called for “saving our country’s heritage because they are the eyes of our glorious past”. “People’s relationship to their heritage is the same as a child’s relationship to their mother,” he also tweeted, quoting John Henrik Clarke and using the hashtag #SaveSultanPalace.

“Raise your voice and keep tweeting #SaveSultanPalace. Strongly support #SaveSultanPalace,” @ZiddiParwez tweeted.

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