New Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum To Open Friday
Facebook Twitter google+ RSS Feed

New Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum To Open Friday

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 10:45 Hrs
cmt right
Comment Right
cmt right
cmt right
Printer Print Email Email

NEW DELHI: President Pranab Mukherjee will Friday inaugurate a museum at Rashtrapati Bhavan, an official statement said Wednesday.

The story of the presidential palace will be narrated in the museum through sound, light and video animation.

Housed in what used to be stables and a coach house used by the British rulers, the museum has been dedicated to the nation by the president, who completed two years in office earlier this month, the statement said.

"The museum will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entry to the museum will be through gate no.30 on Mother Teresa Crescent road and is free of cost. Bookings can be made through," it said.

However, from Nov 1, 25 per head would be charged as registration fee by the Rashtrapati Bhavan to "maintain and improve services to public". Children below 12 years will be exempted from the fee.

"Visitors in group of 30 people will be charged 600 lump sum per visit and 25 per visitor for additional persons," said the statement.

"The museum will narrate the story of the Rashtrapati Bhavan using sound, light and video animations with each room relating a story about India right from the Delhi Durbar of 1911 when the capital of British India was shifted to Delhi and Edward Lutyens was tasked with building seats of government.

"It has a simulated battlefield with arms mounted on warriors, examples of furniture designed by Edwin Lutyens for the Viceroy's residence, ceremonial coaches, photographs, paintings of the 19th Century, sketches and gifts received by successive Presidents from national and foreign dignitaries etc," it added

Read More: India's Shame: Social Evils That Still Persist

Every day, Every Hour, Every 30 Minute: One Rape Case Reported In India

Source: IANS
Experts on SiliconIndia
Santhosh  K
Sr. Soft. Engg.
Oracle India
Nehal Vyas
Sr. Team Lead
Cyberoam Tech.
Rani Malli
Sr. Director
Sr. Executive
Vijay Balkrishna Konduskar
Business Consultant
Imans Web Tech
Dr L P  Sharma
Technical Director
Reena Khanna
Dellas  Asse
sys-network admin
Computer Station
Write your comment now
Submit Reset