Chhattisgarh / Baloda Bazar

Chief Minister Mr. Baghel inaugurates open air museum in Sonakhan

 An audio-video representation of Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh’s glorious past to be presented on panels made of Corten steel

Balodabazar-Bhatapara tourism circuit commences

Sonakhan, TNINS 

Chief  Minister Mr. Baghel

In a bid to pay homage to Martyr Veer Narayan Singh and to develop the place of his birth and work,a grand open-air museum has been constructed by the district administration Balodabazar-Bhatapara at Sonakhan, which was inaugurated today by Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel. Apart from this, Mr. Baghel also inaugurated the Balodabazar-Bhatapara tourism circuit. This tourism circuit will be an amalgamation of Giroudpuri, the birth and workplace of Baba Guru Ghasidas, Sonakhan, the birthplace of Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh,  and Damakheda, the famous spiritual place of the Kabir sect. Moreover, Turturia, Siddhkhol Falls, Balardem, Siddheshwar Temple,Palari and Shiva Temple of Narayanpur are also included in this tourism circuit. . It is noteworthy that various facilities will be made available to the tourists visiting this tourism circuit.

This museum built in Sonakhan will be the first of its kind in the state, where the biography of Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh is being displayed through an audio-visual setup that will be presented in a special metal namely Corten steel. The biography of Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh has been engraved on long and beautiful panels made of corten steel whose magnificence can be seen during the day as well as at night. The beautiful lighting effect adds to the beauty of this audio visual esperience . All the panels are fitted with an audio setup, through which Martyr Veer Narayan Singh’s story from birth to revolution and his sacrifice can be heard. This audio is available in Hindi, English and Chhattisgarhi language and visitors can set the audio language as per their choice.

It is worth mentioning that Corten steel has been used to create artifacts in various great projects in the country. It has been used in Kashi Vishwanath Corridor, Bihar Museum and numerous prestigious projects in many countries. There will also be arrangements for adequate parking space and the canteen will be operated by the self-help groups. Along with this, the entry to the museum will be paid for by the people coming here. This innovation to preserve a significant historical event will give a boost to tourism and will lead to employment generation as well





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