ASI Hampi asked to propose World Heritage status for Buddhist site at Sannati

Hampi, Jan 13: Efforts are on to include the Buddhist site excavated in and around Sannati, on the banks of the Bhima in Chittapur taluk of Kalaburagi district, in the World Heritage site list of UNESCO, said Additional Director-General (Conservation and Scientific Preservation), Archaeological Survey of India, New Delhi, Janhwij Sharma.
A team of officials from ASI, led by Mr. Sharma, visited the Buddhist site on Tuesday and directed the Hampi Circle of the ASI to submit a proposal to the ASI, New Delhi, seeking World Heritage site status for the nearly 2,000-year-old Buddhist Stupa and the first inscribed portrait of Emperor Asoka.