Foundation of Maharana Pratap Memorial laid

Grand memorial of Maharaj Chhatrasal will also be built at Chhatarpur

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that it is responsibility of the state government is give knowledge history in right perspective to the new generation. Maharana Pratap, an embodiment of bravery, fulfilled his responsibility and duty despite hardships and inspired the future generations. Maharana Pratap’s biography, patriotism, and his sacrifice will be presented to the future generations at the proposed Maharana Pratap Memorial. This will be a source of inspiration to them.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing the foundation laying ceremony of Maharana Pratap Memorial near Tatya Tope Stadium, Bhopal. The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan laid the foundation of Maharana Pratap Memorial.

The Chief Minister said that the Maharana Pratap, who sacrificed everything for the mother nation is known for his bravery and sacrifice. Maharana Pratap Memorial will symbolise patriotism and social harmony.

Remembering the contribution of Bundelkhand’s pride Maharaj Chhatrasal ji, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan announced that a grand memorial will be built at the samadhi of Maharaj Chhatrasal, Mau Sahaniya (Chhatarpur). Besides, the existing museum in Dhubela will be enriched.

Maharana Pratap was valiant

Referring to the bravery of Maharana Pratap, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that he was courageous since childhood. Maharana Pratap took over the reins as the ruler of Mewar. The Mughals would be terrified to face Maharana on the battlefield. Maharana Pratap opposed the expansionist policy of the Mughal Empire and fought bravely in many major battles against Akbar, including the battle of Haldighati in the year 1576.

Result of CM’s foresight: Tomar

Union Agriculture Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar said that Maharana Pratap Memorial is the result of Chief Minister Shri Chouhan’s sense of being connected to the public and his foresight. Taking inspiration from the life and virtues of Maharana Pratap, India will become a nation leading the world.

Maharana Pratap Memorial will inspire nationalism

Culture, Tourism and Religious Trusts and Endowments Minister Sushri Usha Thakur said that Maharana Pratap Memorial will awaken the feeling of spirituality and nationalism in the coming generation. To build a Jagatguru India of the 21st century, it essential to convey the masses about the sacred character of Maharana Pratap. This monument will continue to inspire valour, patriotism and social harmony for ages. Minister Sushri Thakur heartily welcomed Chief Minister Shri Chouhan for the construction of Maharana Pratap Memorial.

An animated film based on Maharana Pratap Memorial was screened in the programme. Shri Ramvrat Pandey and fellow artists gave a song-musical presentation focusing on the life of Maharana Pratap.

Maharana Pratap Memorial will be like this

The structure of Maharana Pratap Memorial will be inspired by Kubhalgarh Fort. A 20 feet high statue of Maharana Pratap will be installed. Along with the brave martyr Maharana Pratap, an exhibition on biographies of Mewar dynasty’s glory Bappa Rawal, Khuman First, Maharana Hammir, Maharana Kumbha, Maharana Sanga and Uday Singh will be depicted. An interpretation centre will be set up to screen a 20-minute film on the biography of Maharana. A gallery will be built displaying events and artifacts on Mewar and the life of Maharana Pratap.

The period spent by Maharana Pratap in the forest will be showcased through open galleries in the landscape area of the memorial. A replica of the Vijay Stambh built by Maharana Kumbha in Chittor will be installed in the memorial. An open air stage with a seating capacity of 2000 people will be built in the memorial, in which a light and sound show based on the bravery, valour, renunciation and sacrifice of Maharana Pratap will be displayed. The exit route will feature graffiti exhibits and 3-D artifacts of major battles. Besides, public facilities, cafeteria and gift shop will be constructed in the campus.

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