His Highness The Aga Khan today met the Union Minister of Culture, Shri Jaipal Reddy. They discussed the efforts of the Aga Khan Foundation in restoring the historical monuments in India and elsewhere. The Minister appreciated the Foundation’s zeal and endeavour in the restoration and maintenance of monuments in India. The role of ASI was also applauded in the maintenance and upkeep of monuments in India. His Highness Aga Khan suggested that the culture tourism could be reinvigorated in the Asian Region.
His Highness Aga Khan is on a visit to India in connection with the Architectural Award which is given by the Aga Khan foundation to a monumental structure once every three years. The Award ceremony this year is being held in the ‘Humayun’s Tomb’ complex on November 27, 2004.