Muzaffarpur: Most of the heritage buildings of north Bihar are in a decrepit state and are striving for their existence. Every year on April 18, World Heritage Day is celebrated since 1982, but concrete efforts are hardly made to renovate the withering buildings.

The Ashok Pillars of Nandangarh, Loriya and Rampurva village in Bettiah district are in danger. Kesariya Buddha Stupa in Motihari district is said to be the world’s oldest and tallest, but due to lack of maintenance bricks are falling apart.

The condition of Sitakund Pipra is almost on the verge of extinction. The Punaira Dham of Sitamarhi and Ram Janaki Mandir are in a better state, but Panthpakad at Bathnara seems to have lost the battle for its survival.

The local residents are trying hard for the development of Alar Kalam of Saraiya in Muzaffarpur district, but administration has not extended the much-expected support to their effort.

The illegal encroachment of Ambara village which was the native village of ancient beauty Amarpali, contemporary to Lord Buddha, is yet be removed.

The residents of West Champaran have also strived hard to save the ancient monuments, but have failed to get the requisite success.

Meanwhile, the state Tourism Minister, Sunil Kumar Pintu, has given an assurance to extend all support to save these monuments from being a part of the history.

(JPN/ Bureau)