The Chennai Bloggers Club (CBC) is our Facebook group. As an initiative of CBC, we have decided to send emails to ASI (Archeological Survey of India) requesting the ASI authorities to declare the Schmidt Memorial as a protected national monument and undertake its restoration.
Here’s the copy of the e-mail sent by me –
I know you are all sweet people. I am sure you are aware of the Schmidt Memorial at Besant Nagar beach, Chennai. It’s a very beautiful memorial located at one of the prime tourist spots in Chennai. While the Besant Nagar beach itself is maintained quite neatly, the Schmidt Memorial has not been maintained well, mainly due to the activities of some unscrupulous members of the public.
Since the Schmidt Memorial has a lot of historical significance, I request you (Archaeological Survey of India) to consider declaring it as a protected monument and take up its restoration. Do let us know if some action (like sending a letter in hard-copy, etc.) is required from our side, we would be glad to oblige. We are all very appreciative of the restoration/protection activities of monuments undertaken by you, and we hope that this monument will be similarly protected.
(My address, Phone number included).
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