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Sharma visits Victoria Memorial, Asiatic Society

KOLKATA

Minister of state for tourism, culture and civil aviation (independent charges), Mahesh Sharma, visited the Victoria Memorial Hall and Asiatic Society in Kolkata during his day long visit to the city today.

On visiting the Victoria Memorial, an institution of 94 years, he took a round to look at the 28,394 objects including priceless oil-paintings, on display at the historic museum. Addressing the officials, Sharma said that the ministry of culture was very keen on upholding the glory of the prestigious institution. He also assured to consider a demand of Rs 65 lakh for the up-gradation of its attractive light and sound show to the 3D version.

Sharma also visited the Asiatic Society and held a meeting with the members, staff and officers of the organization to assess the areas for improvement. He assured them a possible two-fold increase in the annual allocation for the great institution. He discussed the various problems and issues concerning the museum and other wings of Asiatic Society and assured all help to the officials to sort them out at the earliest.

Musafir Namah Bureau

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