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Belgaum culture, history on show

Belgaum culture, history on show


BELGAUM: Want to know about the rich culture, history, arts and tradition of Belgaum? Come to the World Kannada Meet (WKM) where a museum, open to the public and visiting delegates, will give insights into all these and some historical facts also.

The proposed museum will be based in the lush green premises of the now defunct Vaccine Depot, a colonial era structure,which is seen as an ideal location.

Vaccine Depot is spread over an area of over 56 acres and is rich with medicinal and botanical plants, which also makes it an ideal place for botanical research institute.

It also provides lung space for the city, which has been losing its green cover over the years. The museum will open on the eve of the WKM and will be a public partnership as people from the district have been asked to contribute to the museum.

Art, culture, history, tradition, artefacts and other records, documents pertaining to the district will be displayed at the museum.

Photographs of places of tourist interest, ancient temples and other articles will also be on display. Deputy commissioner Shalini Rajneesh says the museum will showcase Belgaum district’s rich culture, heritage and history to the world.

Places of tourist interest will also be showcased to provide scope for tapping the tourist potential as people from different parts of India along with foreign delegates will visit the city during the world event.

“Preparations are on in full swing to open the museum before the WKM and we hope all things will be in place during the inauguration of the world event on February 23,” she said.

Meetings with officials of various departments and people’s groups have been held to make the museum one of the major attractions, the deputy commissioner stated.


January 21, 2007 - Posted by | Bangalore, Karnataka and Kannada, Nanjundappa Report

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