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Efforts to turn Mangarh Dham into national museum : Vasundhara Raje

CM pays homage on the 102nd anniversary of Mangarh massacre

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Udaipur : Reiterating her commitment to turn the famous Mangarh Dham into a site of national importance, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Tuesday said that the government would take all possible steps to set up a National Museum at the historically important site. Raje was here to pay homage to the hundreds of tribal martyrs who laid down their life in the freedom struggle. Thousands of followers of Govind Guru from MadhyaPradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan had collected here on the occasion to mark the 102nd anniversary of the massacre which is also known as Rajasthan’s Jallian wala Bagh incident wherein some 1500 tribals were gunned down by the British force on 17 November 1913.

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“ This pious place instills great energy and spirit in others. Steps would be taken to ensure a planned and systematic development of the place into a site of international importance” Raje said while addressing the mass gathering. Raje also urged the locals to undertake a massive plantation drive so as to turn the entire area into a green belt in the coming years. The chief minister also directed the Rajasthan Heritage Development and Managing Authority to craft a master plan for the development of Mangarh Dhaam in consultation with the stake holders from neighboring states. Raje also announced widening of the 5 kilometer main road leading to the monument.

Other announcement such as proposal for beautification of the area, installing a marble statue of Govind Guru etc earned the audience applause. Union ministers Sudarshan Bhagat and MansukhBhai Vasava, JeetMat Khant, Udaipur parliamentarian Arjunlal Meena and many others addressed the gathering.

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