Digital exhibition on Sardar Patel begins in B'luru

Digital exhibition on Sardar Patel begins in B'luru
The digital exhibition on ‘Uniting India: Sardar Patel’, one of the ambitious initiatives of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to highlight efforts of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in uniting India was inaugurated by Governor Vajubhai R Vala at Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum (VITM) here on Friday.

The exhibition will be on till June 30 and entry is free.

The Rs 80-lakh digital exhibition by the Ministry of Culture has been developed by the National Council of Science Museum. The exhibits are designed by the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.

“The exhibition deals with the life and works of Sardar Patel, challenges he faced, princely states and unification of India, trauma of partition, rehabilitating, rebuilding and recreating India, foundations of democratic governance,” K G Kumar, director, VITM, told DH.

Technologies such as 3D films (without glasses), holographic projection and oculus-based virtual reality experience have been used in the exhibition. The archives include accession documents signed by various princely states that were a result of Patel’s role in integrating the nation by convincing princely states to join the Union.

“Some of the very rare archival information and content have been sourced from the archives of the National Archives of India. The exhibits feature different kinds of interactive and media experience. They provide a range of opportunities to engage with various digital installations explaining the role of Patel in the unification of India,” Kumar added.

The exhibits were installed at Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai and Hyderabad and then in Bengaluru.

In all princely states

The exhibits will travel to Goa and Thiruvananthapuram. The exhibition will be held in all the princely states, which became integral part of India.

About 3,000 people are expected to watch the exhibition every day.

“We have informed educational institutions about the exhibition for the benefit of teachers, students, scholars and researchers,” Kumar stated.

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