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Tripura’s Pushpabanta Palace to be became museum celebrating royal historical past, Tagore hyperlinks

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Tripura's Pushpabanta Palace to be turned into museum celebrating royal history, Tagore links

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AGARTALA: The century-old iconic Pushpabanta Palace, constructed by an erstwhile Maharaja of Tripura, is being developed as a national-level museum and cultural centre.

Nestled on a small hillock within the capital metropolis, the previous heritage construction was inbuilt 1917 by Maharaja Birendra Kishore Manikya, who himself was a painter and used the picturesque palatial house as a studio.

It additionally doubled up as a visitor home of the Manikya kings.

Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, who had shut ties with the royal household, visited Tripura seven occasions.

During his final go to to the state in 1926, Tagore stayed on the Pushpabanta Palace.

Tagore’s eightieth birthday was celebrated right here by Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya throughout a programme in May 1941, specialists stated.

Documents associated to Tagore’s go to to the Pushpabanta Palace, and excerpts of his work shall be displayed on the proposed museum.

After the princely state merged with the Indian union in 1949, the 4.31-acre palace was transformed into the chief commissioner’s bungalow after which the Raj Bhavan until 2018.

The Raj Bhavan was lastly shifted to a brand new constructing in 2018.

State Tourism Minister Pranajit Sinha Roy stated Rs 40.13 crore has been sanctioned to develop the heritage construction as Maharaja Birendra Kishore Manikya Museum and Cultural Centre.

He stated it could showcase the wealthy heritage of all of the northeastern states, Southeast Asian effective arts and modern pictures, together with nationwide and worldwide archives.

Glad to announce that ₹40.13 crores has been sanctioned for “Maharaja Birendra Kishore Manikya Museum and Cultural Center (Pushpabanta Palace)”.

Our Govt is dedicated for preserving the wealthy cultural heritage and immense contribution of the royal dynasty of TRIPURA.(1/n) pic.twitter.com/EjZNappjBK

— Pranajit Singha Roy (@Pranajitsinghar) February 2, 2022

“It would be fully climate controlled and CCTV-monitored, and one among the few in the country with realistic digital experiences. Our government is committed to preserving the cultural heritage and the immense contribution of the royal dynasty of Tripura,” he stated.

Executive Engineer of Tripura Tourism Department, Uttam Paul, stated the constructing facade has a powerful British colonial affect with neo-classical options.

The palace is a three-storied constructing constructed with brick-load bearing partitions set in lime mortar.

It has a big floor flooring measuring 1,114.7 sq. metre and a small first flooring of 159.25 sq. metre.

“The Pushpabanta Palace building itself is an important item of history and should be retained with minimum structural changes so that its architecture may be appreciated by the visitors from inside and outside,” Paul stated.

The secretariat constructing close to the entry gate is proposed for use as a cloak room, cafeteria, library and memento store.

There are plans to transform the bottom flooring of the Durbar Hall into an archive retailer, together with analysis amenities and restoration labs.

Paul stated the palace museum, which is the unique construction, would function parts just like the Tripura gallery – showcasing historical past of the royal household and the state, the Rabindranath Tagore gallery, a pictures gallery and the Northeast India gallery.

Panna Lal Roy, a author, who chronicled Tagore’s ties with Tripura’s Manikya dynasty, stated: “Five of the Nobel laureate’s well-known songs have been composed in Tripura, when he visited as a visitor of the royal household. The kings additionally contributed generously to the development of the Visva-Bharati University (in Bengal’s Shantiniketan). Tripura’s final ruler Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya conferred on him the title of ‘Bharat Bhaskar’ only a month earlier than the bard handed away.

AGARTALA: The century-old iconic Pushpabanta Palace, constructed by an erstwhile Maharaja of Tripura, is being developed as a national-level museum and cultural centre.

Nestled on a small hillock within the capital metropolis, the previous heritage construction was inbuilt 1917 by Maharaja Birendra Kishore Manikya, who himself was a painter and used the picturesque palatial house as a studio.

It additionally doubled up as a visitor home of the Manikya kings.

Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, who had shut ties with the royal household, visited Tripura seven occasions.

During his final go to to the state in 1926, Tagore stayed on the Pushpabanta Palace.

Tagore’s eightieth birthday was celebrated right here by Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya throughout a programme in May 1941, specialists stated.

Documents associated to Tagore’s go to to the Pushpabanta Palace, and excerpts of his work shall be displayed on the proposed museum.

After the princely state merged with the Indian union in 1949, the 4.31-acre palace was transformed into the chief commissioner’s bungalow after which the Raj Bhavan until 2018.

The Raj Bhavan was lastly shifted to a brand new constructing in 2018.

State Tourism Minister Pranajit Sinha Roy stated Rs 40.13 crore has been sanctioned to develop the heritage construction as Maharaja Birendra Kishore Manikya Museum and Cultural Centre.

He stated it could showcase the wealthy heritage of all of the northeastern states, Southeast Asian effective arts and modern pictures, together with nationwide and worldwide archives.

Glad to announce that ₹40.13 crores has been sanctioned for “Maharaja Birendra Kishore Manikya Museum and Cultural Center (Pushpabanta Palace)”.
Our Govt is dedicated for preserving the wealthy cultural heritage and immense contribution of the royal dynasty of TRIPURA.(1/n) pic.twitter.com/EjZNappjBK
— Pranajit Singha Roy (@Pranajitsinghar) February 2, 2022
“It would be fully climate controlled and CCTV-monitored, and one among the few in the country with realistic digital experiences. Our government is committed to preserving the cultural heritage and the immense contribution of the royal dynasty of Tripura,” he stated.

Executive Engineer of Tripura Tourism Department, Uttam Paul, stated the constructing facade has a powerful British colonial affect with neo-classical options.

The palace is a three-storied constructing constructed with brick-load bearing partitions set in lime mortar.

It has a big floor flooring measuring 1,114.7 sq. metre and a small first flooring of 159.25 sq. metre.

“The Pushpabanta Palace building itself is an important item of history and should be retained with minimum structural changes so that its architecture may be appreciated by the visitors from inside and outside,” Paul stated.

The secretariat constructing close to the entry gate is proposed for use as a cloak room, cafeteria, library and memento store.

There are plans to transform the bottom flooring of the Durbar Hall into an archive retailer, together with analysis amenities and restoration labs.

Paul stated the palace museum, which is the unique construction, would function parts just like the Tripura gallery – showcasing historical past of the royal household and the state, the Rabindranath Tagore gallery, a pictures gallery and the Northeast India gallery.

Panna Lal Roy, a author, who chronicled Tagore’s ties with Tripura’s Manikya dynasty, stated: “Five of the Nobel laureate’s well-known songs have been composed in Tripura, when he visited as a visitor of the royal household. The kings additionally contributed generously to the development of the Visva-Bharati University (in Bengal’s Shantiniketan). Tripura’s final ruler Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya conferred on him the title of ‘Bharat Bhaskar’ only a month earlier than the bard handed away.