<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Union minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said that Nartiang village in West Jaintia Hills district – which is home to a 500-year-old Durga temple will be declared as a national heritage site.”I will ask the village council and people here to send a proposal (in this regard)….This place deserves a recognition,” Rijiju, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, told reporters at Nartiang.Perched on a hill top and overlooking the Myntang river, the Durga Bari at Nartiang in the Jaintia Hills district was built by Jaintia kings in 16th or 17th century.Nartiang is also a famous tourist destination for its monoliths, the tallest in the entire Khasi-Jaintia Hills region.”I will talk to both the union tourism minister and union culture minister to provide assistance to this area.This is my commitment,” Rijiju said.‚Äč

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Village home to 500-yr-old Durga temple will be declared national heritage site: Kiren Rijiju