The much-hyped efforts for preservation of ancient monuments seems to have failed to reach a section of people. A section of these must-see monuments is languishing in dying agony. That too in the heart of Guwahati city. The example may be made of the Ugratara temple and the Jorpukhuri beside it. The things have reached such a paralyzing extent that a circle of conscious citizens in Guwahati has to write to the district authorities for intervention. Here is an excerpt of a letter written to Deputy Commissioner by Dr Satyakam Phukan demanding immediate intervention to preserve the age old temple and twin tanks teeming with turtles.