About Virasat Pune

VIRASAT PUNE- A people’s movement for heritage and culture

Pune derives its character and spirit from the heritage. The legacy you inherit in the form of natural and cultural environment gives you the identity as “Punekars”. Heritage is thus a public issue. It is integral to sustainable urban development. Conserving it is your constitutional right and duty.

Janwani initiated Virasat Pune in 2011 as a collective voice for preserving and promoting what is essential to making Pune the best place to live and work.

Through this movement we bring like-minded people together to imagine, innovate and implement ideas on culture conservation. They include professionals, industrialists, businessmen, scholars, academicians, artists, writers and such other individuals. Our aim is to strengthen and enhance existing efforts in conservation and simultaneously, undertake new initiatives.


To conserve Pune’s rich heritage and culture and improve the tourism prospects in order to generate revenue and diversify employment which shall make heritage conservation a sustainable proposition.


· Healthy dialogue & multi-stakeholder facilitation

· Networking and liaison

· Facts-based, solution-oriented research

· Documentation support

· Ideation, conceptualization and consultations

· Sustainable public-private partnership building

· Project development and implementation support

· Policy and advocacy support

Get Involved

Participation is absolutely free! Age, sex, caste, creed, education region language no bar!  Association with the movement only means that you support the cause of sustainable heritage conservation and share the same vision as that of Virasat Pune. We urge you to get involved in whichever capacity, irrespective of your professional and political affiliations. Support us in creating a sense of belongingness, sense of pride for the city and responsible citizenship.

Ways to get involved…

· Work with us

· Collaborate

· Volunteer

· Donate for heritage

· Sponsor activities

We imagine, inspire and implement ideas, so do not hesitate to write to us on – virasatpune@janwani.org



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