Netaji Museum reopened in Puri
Puri: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose museum was reopened on his 124th birth anniversary in Puri on Saturday. Janakinath Bose Bhavan, the paternal house of Netaji located alongside Saradadebi, adjacent to district judge court, was transformed into a museum in 2019 by the State Culture department.
The State Culture department, on public demand, had taken over the property, preserved the structure and transformed the house into a museum. INTACH has developed the project. The museum showcases many articles used by Netaji and his family members. The museum had remained closed for public because of legal wrangles and pandemic, District Culture Officer Choudhury Arabind Das said. Das said the visitors were allowed to enter the museum adhering to Covid-19 guidelines. This apart, many officials and institutes offered floral tribute to the statue of Netaji at Armstrong Road.
In other such event, residents observed 199th birth anniversary of Chandan Hajuri, popularly known as Chakhi Khuntia, the hero of 1857 freedom struggle. His family members, along with eminent citizens, gathered at PKDA Office and garlanded his statue.