Heritage Sites are a symbol of history. They are representation of the past and several times it becomes hard to understand why exactly do we need to spend time, energy and money to preserve heritage sites. Are they really important given the current world we live in? Apparently, they are.
1. Evolution of human consciousness is a continuous process
History here serves as a laboratory and the past serves as a demarcation to understand the regional laws and social structures. This understanding helps in our progress towards an ideal society.
2. We are not born capable of judging fairly and wisely
However, learning about various cultures helps us be a good global citizen and improve our critical & analytical thinking.
3. Every historical site has an important story to tell and these stories have inspired many people to strengthen their convictions and commitment to fight injustice and oppression.
4.Heritage sites are our connection to the past
Heritage sites are living monuments & record of certain happenings and this is our real connection to our past.
It proves the existence of our ancestors.
5. Heritage sites are great for economics!
Heritage conservation has proven to be a thriving place for entrepreneurship & innovation. It has also shown increases property values. Also, since the work is very labour intensive, it actually ends up creating more jobs!