Heritage Trust was formed in Baroda in 1984 by like-minded architects, artists, art historians, archaeologists, historians, museologists and writers interested in conservation of different kinds of heritage of the city. The creation of awareness of heritage and related issues is the focus of the Trust. While it was decided that the Trust undertake city-centred programmes, the only exception was the Champaner-Pavagadh project.
Champaner-Pavagadh, 40 kms from Baroda, is the once prosperous medieval capital of Gujarat, that we found was completely neglected and what’s more, dangerously threatened by the operation of more than 100 stone quarries in its immediate vicinity.
It is with a sense of great pride and achievement that we can announce today that the Trust’s efforts over the last 18 years have culminated in Champaner-Pavagadh being selected as India’s nomination for World Heritage Site status in the year 2004.
Heritage Trust is registered as a Trust with the Charity Commissioner and eligible for exemption under section 80 (G) of the Income Tax Act.
Radhikaraje Gaekwad Patron
Sameer Khera President
Sameer Khera – President, Heritage Trust ; Managing Director – SEE LINKAGES PVT LTD, Co Chairperson – Vadodara Marathon & Chairperson – Baroda Citizens Council
Sameer Gaikwad Vice President
Sameer Gaikwad, Vice President – Heritage Trust, and Director of Doble Engineering Pvt Ltd.
He is also a Sportsperson, Amateur Astronomer and Photographer
Facilitator – Stepwells project
Rati Desai Honorary Treasurer
Rati Desai, Honorary Treasurer – Heritage Trust, Baroda, since 2015.
Ex Vice President & Chief Manager with a Multinational Bank, with over 25 years of total work experience. Currently associated with a number of NGO’s, in a honorary capacity, like Gujarat Nature Conservation Society and Society for Clean Environment.
Arati Desai Honorary secretary
Arati Desai : Art curator, writer and educator
Jaideep Verma Jt. Secretary
Lawyer with multiple social and cultural affiliations.
Teacher, author, sportsperson and animal lover.
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