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Minister visits museum on anvil
State public works department minister Mr Kshiti Goswami visited the proposed museum at Coochbehar. A vast collection of historic articles of the times of Cooch Behar Kings has been kept here. The articles are being stored at the building of the executive engineer of PWD, near Madan Modan Temple and is not available for public viewing.

With the visit of the minister, the local populace is agog about an impending government approval to turn the executive engineers building into a museum so that general people could see the invaluable collection. This is for the first time that a minister has visited the place.

Mr Goswami was accompanied by other officials of PWD including the executive engineer, PWD (Roads), Mr Deepak Kumar Singh, Mr Arup Jyoti Majumder and others. Mr Majumder and his colleagues in the department had collected these articles over the years with keen interest to make it a full-fledged museum of public works related items. The state has only two other museums. One at Darjeeling and the other in Kolkata.

Being a student of history himself, the minister seemed to have found a lot of interest in the collections. He was seen questioning about the origin and usage of some of the articles. The minister also praised the initiative of Mr Majumder and others of the department for their effort.

Admitting the need of a museum of this kind in Cooch Behar, he opined that a specious place is needed to convert the place into a museum. Money is also required for its implementation, he said.
Posted On : 5-4-2007
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