Five iconic museums will be made of international standards: PM Modi in Kolkata

PM Modi (file image)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday stated that five iconic museums of the country, including Indian Museum of Kolkata, will be made of international standards.

While attending a cultural programme at Old Currency Building in Kolkata, he said: “It has been decided that five iconic museums of the country will be made of international standards. This project will start from the Indian Museum of Kolkata, one of the oldest museums in the world.”

PM Modi further said it is the effort of the central government to put the “cultural potential of India in a new shape in front of the world so that India can become a big centre of heritage tourism in the world.”

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“The renovation work to modernize the four iconic galleries of Kolkata, including Belvedere House, Old Currency Building, Victoria Memorial, has been completed. Our efforts are in the direction to convert Belvedere House into a Museum of the world,” he added.

Elaborating on establishment of museums, he said: ” A museum called ‘Biplobi Bharat’ should be established, in which Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Aurobindo Ghosh, Rash Bihari Bose, Khudiram Bose, Deshbandhu, Bagha Jatin, Binoy, Badal, Dinesh, every such great freedom fighter should be given a place.”

PM Modi also unveiled the Dynamic Architectural Illumination with synchronised light and sound system of Rabindra Setu (Howrah Bridge), as a part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of Kolkata Port Trust.

PM Modi was accompanied by Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Meanwhile, the students of Jadavpur University protest in Kolkata against JNU violence and PM Narendra Modi’s visit.

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