The walled city of Ahmedabad, founded by Sultan Ahmed Shah in the 15th century is an abode to copious architectural sites that date back to the Sultanate period. Ahmedabad is a melting pot of diverse cultures and traditions and the epochal architectural sites of this walled city represent this city’s rich culture and heritage. There are around 2600 heritage sites, representing an unusual blend of Islamic, Hindu and Jain architecture. Rightfully known as the city with a living heritage, every lane of this walled city narrates tales of valor, sacrifice, beauty, and pride.
UNESCO has declared this 600-year-old walled city as India’s first World Heritage City. Celebrating the richness of this heritage city, Atlas Softweb conducted a photography contest. The shutterbugs of Atlas participated with great enthusiasm. They went around the walled city with their rose-tinted glasses and captured some marvelous snaps of the picturesque heritage sites. Every participant had to submit their best three entries. The photos they submit had to be unedited and non-artified.
This was the first time that Atlas conducted a photography contest and it turned out to be very fruitful. The idea was to celebrate together the status of ‘Heritage City’ and encourage those staff members who have a penchant for photography. Many entries came in and a panel of judges from outside the organization selected the best contestant from them. The winner of this photography contest was Mr. Dhruv Salunke, whom the jury unanimously selected as the winner based on creativity and relevance to the theme.