Bhubaneswar, 31/12/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Swarna Prava Nayak )- : Odisha State Museum celebrated its 60th foundation day in a grand manner on Saturday.
Inaugurating a function organised on the occasion, Governor Dr SC Jamir said, “How to attract younger visitors and deepen their understanding of culture and history is one of the large issues currently facing the museums. Various initiatives that include free entry to the regular exhibitions for school students up to and including high school, school programmes, regular guided tours by volunteers and gallery talks by curators are of course carried out to increase the number of young people visiting the museum and I am happy that this museum follows the trend.”
“Preservation and conservation is the essential activity of the museum. These are essential to convey and develop awareness of culture and cultural properties for future generations. It is therefore very important to express gratitude to our predecessors, who carefully protected and handed on cultural properties up to the present day. To show the gratitude through actions, we must continue to pass on these irreplaceable cultural properties to future generations”, the Governor
The state government has taken various steps to further increase the function and facilities in the museum.On the foundation day it is important for Odisha State Museum to revisit its objectives and roles in society, Dr Jamir added.
Several publications of the museum like Odisha State Museum Glimpse, Catalogue on Copper Plate Insriptions Preserved in Odisha State Museum, Exploration of Prachi alley and Deorative Art of Parasurameswar Temple and Odisha Historal Research Journal were released by the Governor.
The student participants of different competitions were also awarded.
Women and Child Development Minister Prafulla Samal,
Commissioner-cum-Secretary of Culture Department Manoranjan Panigrahi and other officials were present.