Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Bihar Museum

By: | Published: October 14, 2017 10:32 PM

A pet project of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the museum was formally opened on October 2 this year. The museum houses a number of galleries which showcase the state's history and its contribution to world civilisation.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited the newly constructed Bihar Museum. (PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited the newly constructed Bihar Museum. A pet project of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the museum was formally opened on October 2 this year. The museum houses a number of galleries which showcase the state’s history and its contribution to world civilisation. “The Prime Minister reached the museum, immediately after attending the function at Patna University, where he was welcomed by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Governor Satyapal Mallik, Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan and Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi were also present”, an official release said. “The PM spent close to 20 minutes at the museum where the CM personally showed him all the exhibits and explained each of the objects on display”, the release said. “The Chief Minister later said that immediately upon alighting from his aircraft, the PM had expressed his desire to see the museum”, the release added. The museum was built at a cost of about Rs 500 crore and has a rich collection of artefacts belonging to a time period from the ancient times till the year 1784.

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