120-km long wall found in Raisen district will be a tourist attraction: CM
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the 120-km
long wall found in Raisen district would be surveyed by experts. The wall,
spreads from Badi to Udaipur in Raisen district and covered under thick forest,
would be a centre of attraction for tourists.
Reviewing the activities of Cultural Department here on
Wednesday, Chouhan said that the Culture Department would establish four major
festivals - Khajuraho, Tansen, Kalidas and Lokrang Utsav - at international
level. Maximum number of people should be associated with these events. District
level committee should be formed by merging district archaeology association
and tourism publicity committee, he added.
The Chief Minister directed to promote private sector
participation in archaeology and culture. Minister of State for Culture Surendra
Patwa and Chief Secretary Anthony de Sa were also present on the occasion.
The Chief Minister directed to chalk out a time-bound programme
for preservation and survey of archaeological monuments of the state. For this,
funds received under 13th Finance Commission should be used properly.
Chouhan said that Bhopal’s international level archaeological
museums should be widely publicised. Bhopal has 16 archaeological museums.
Arrangements should be made for showing them to tourists. Survey should be
undertaken to form art groups for display of art of district level artistes.
Results of School of Drama set up in Bhopal should be assessed.
Construction of memorials of Shaheed Tantya Bhil and Shaheed Bhima Nayak should
be completed within time-limit. Vacancies of principals in music colleges
should be filled up at the earliest.
The meeting was informed that a scheme has been chalked out to
award writers of regional dialects in the state. Each writer of every regional
language will be given prize money of Rs. 51 thousand. Culture Department has
chalked out a proposal to constitute Folk Artiste Welfare Board. A function
will be held to mark completion of construction of Tribal Museum at Bhopal.
Excavation for archaeological survey is being undertaken in 10 tahsils of the
Sanchi will be international
The Chief Minister directed to develop Sanchi Buddhist
University as international university. Teaching and infrastructure facilities
should be developed accordingly. Study centres of Sri Lanka, Bhutan and
Thailand should be set up in the university. He reviewed progress made till
date in the university. He said that total transparency should be exercised in
filling up posts in the university.