Karachi, Pakistan– American Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale introduced right now that the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) will present $250,000 in funding to rehabilitate Varun Dev Temple on Manora Island. That is the second AFCP grant in Sindh province. The primary — introduced in 2014 —is working to restorethe tombs of Sultan Ibrahim and Amir Sultan Muhammad on the Makli Hill necropolis in Thatta.
“The U.S. Embassy is honored to associate the Sindh Exploration and Journey Society to guard this temple from additional erosion and degradation,” mentioned Ambassador Hale.The grant covers documentation and survey research, stabilization of temple buildings, landscaping, informational shows, and group engagement.
“Manora Island is an instance of Pakistan’s spiritual range, interfaith concord, and wealthy cultural heritage,” the Ambassador mentioned. “The variety of temples, church buildings, mosques and shrines on Manora Island represents a tradition of tolerance amongst individuals belonging to completely different spiritual faiths and ethnic teams.”
Ambassador Hale expressed his appreciation for the assist of the Pakistan Navy, Manora Cantonment Board, and Karachi Cantonment Board for serving to the Sindh Exploration and Journey Society with logistical assist and website upkeep.