Modi unveils dynamic architectural illumination on Howrah Bridge

Modi unveils dynamic architectural illumination on Howrah Bridge

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Kolkata, Jan 11: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday unveiled Dynamic Architectural Illumination with synchronised light and sound system of Rabindra Setu (Howrah Bridge), as a part of 150th anniversary celebrations of Kolkata Port Trust.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar were also present at the event.

Mr Modi said that a museum to honour the Bengali freedom fighters should be established.

'A museum called 'Biplobi Bharat' should be established, in which Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Aurobindo Ghosh, Rash Bihari Bose, Khudiram Bose, Deshbandhu, Bagha Jatin, Binoy, Badal, Dinesh, every such great freedom fighter should be given a place,' the Prime Minister said.

Mr Modi has announced that five iconic museums of the country will be developed to the international standard, beginning with the Indian Museum in Kolkata.

"The renovation work to modernise the four iconic galleries of Kolkata, including Belvedere House, Old Currency Building, Victoria Memorial, has been completed. Our efforts are in the direction to convert Belvedere House into a museum of the world," he said.

Modi also attended a cultural program at Old Currency Building in Kolkata.

The PM said,“ We must remember what Swami Vivekananda had said to some people at Michigan University. 'The current century might be yours, but the 21st century will belong to India". We must keep working hard to make sure this comes true.”

“We can always learn something from cultures all around the world, but we must ensure that there Indian culture faces no risk in the process,” he said. (UNI)