India is an ancient country with a rich heritage. The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage
(INTACH) is a non governmental organisation, founded in 1984, to protect and conserve India's vast natural and cultural heritage. It was set up as a nationwide
organisation with Sri Rajiv Gandhi as its first Chairman. Since it's inception INTACH has been actively engaged in the conservation of the country's heritage.
INTACH endeavors to preserve and protect the heritage of our country
and is aimed at today's young Indians to make them proud of being successors to such rich traditions, customs,
festivals and art forms together with a vast architectural heritage
created by our forefathers centuries ago. Students are the key to this wonderful movement
which is gaining in popularity with them.
INTACH has a network of approximately 150 Chapters all over the country and is responsible for taking up
prestigious, country- wide, restoration and documentation projects.
The Visakhapatnam Chapter of INTACH is headed by the District Collector as its convener and has
eminent personalities from various walks of life as patrons and life members.
INTACH Visakhapatnam Chapter has been active since Year 2000 and has conducted many
programmes, some of which are listed below: