Governor reviews Kalakaksha Museum plan

Lucknow: Under the chairmanship of Governor of Uttar Pradesh  Anandiben Patel, a presentation was made  on the coins and postal stamps of post-independence to be kept in the Kalakaksha Museum located in the Raj Bhavan.

On this occasion, the Governor said that the Raj Bhavan has become a picnic place today. Today, a large number of people including children from various schools visit the Raj Bhavan. Therefore, whatever coins or postal stamps are displayed in the art class, it should be clearly written about them, so that the audience can get acquainted with their historical background. He said that we all should take our children to such museums, this entertains them as well as increases their knowledge.

On this occasion, the Governor directed that the construction of the Kalakaksha Museum should be completed according to the prescribed design with full quality and timeliness.

State Museum Officer  Vinay Kumar gave his presentation on the making of coins, their history and diversity. He also threw light on the gradual progress of coins, changes with time and the metals used in the making of coins according to need, demand and cost. He told about the variety of coins and also presented the details of coins made on various dignitaries, sports, various events etc.

In the presentation, Post Master General Sushil Tiwari provided information about the commemorative postage stamps issued on various occasions since 1853 till date. He informed that till now commemorative postage stamps have been issued on historical, literary, freedom movement, historical buildings etc., which will be displayed in the Raj Bhavan Art Class Museum.

Additional Chief Secretary to  Governor, Dr. Sudhir Mahadev Bobde, Director State Museum Smt. Srishti Dhawan, Shri Nitin Kohli and other officials of Raj Bhavan were present in the meeting.

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